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Looking Back On The Parody Legend Of Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest’s new movie, “Mascots,” is out today on Netflix.

The “mockumentary” filmmaker has been using a set formula for two decades built on silly concepts and improvised scripts.

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello talks with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about what makes the movies funny, and how the style has now found its way into other entertainment.

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Bob Mondello, NPR movie critic. He tweets @Bob_Mondello.

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This image released by Netflix shows Sarah Baker, left, and Zach Woods in a scene from "Mascots." (Scott Garfield/ AP Images)
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This image released by Netflix shows Sarah Baker, left, and Zach Woods in a scene from "Mascots." (Scott Garfield/ AP Images)