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Mel Brooks

Forfatter af Young Frankenstein [1974 film]

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Værker af Mel Brooks

Young Frankenstein [1974 film] (1974) — Director/Screenwriter — 740 eksemplarer
Spaceballs [1987 film] (1987) — Director/Screenwriter/Actor — 707 eksemplarer
Blazing Saddles [1974 film] (1974) — Director; Actor; Screenwriter — 689 eksemplarer
Robin Hood: Men in Tights [1993 film] (1993) — Instruktør — 435 eksemplarer
The Producers [1968 film] (1968) — Director — 256 eksemplarer
History of the World, Part I [1981 film] (1981) — Director/Actor — 211 eksemplarer
The Mel Brooks Collection [Blu-ray] (2015) 115 eksemplarer
High Anxiety [1977 film] (1987) — Instruktør — 75 eksemplarer
Get Smart: The Complete First Season (1997) — Creator — 71 eksemplarer
Silent Movie [1976 Film] (1976) — Instruktør — 67 eksemplarer
Get Smart: The Complete Series (2006) — Creator — 61 eksemplarer
Dracula: Dead and Loving It [1995 film] (1995) — Director/Screenwriter/Actor — 59 eksemplarer
The Twelve Chairs [1970 film] (1997) 43 eksemplarer
Get Smart: The Complete Second Season (2009) — Creator — 41 eksemplarer
The Producers: Original Broadway Cast Recording (2001) — Komponist — 35 eksemplarer
The 2000 Year Old Man [1975 film] (1981) 34 eksemplarer
Get Smart: The Complete Third Season (2009) — Creator — 31 eksemplarer
The Producers: Vocal Selections (2002) 30 eksemplarer
Get Smart: The Complete Fourth Season (2009) — Creator — 25 eksemplarer
Get Smart: The Complete Fifth Season (2009) — Creator — 21 eksemplarer
Young Frankenstein: Original Broadway Cast Recording (2007) — Komponist — 12 eksemplarer
Life Stinks [1991 film] (2003) 12 eksemplarer
Complete 2000 Year Old Man (1994) 2 eksemplarer
All American 2 eksemplarer
The Automat 2 eksemplarer
Of Fathers And Sons 1 eksemplar
The Last Laugh 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Robots [2005 film] (2005) 507 eksemplarer
The Muppet Movie [1979 film] (1979) — Actor — 264 eksemplarer
Hotel Transylvania 2 [2015 film] (2015) — Actor — 231 eksemplarer
The Little Rascals [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 209 eksemplarer
Mr. Peabody & Sherman [2014 film] (2014) — Actor — 177 eksemplarer
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 143 eksemplarer
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie [2002 TV movie] (2002) — Actor — 114 eksemplarer
The Simpsons: Season 6 (1994) — Guest star — 100 eksemplarer
Leap! [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 74 eksemplarer
Young Frankenstein: A Novel (1974) 71 eksemplarer
To Be or Not to Be [1983 film] (1988) — Actor — 37 eksemplarer
Forgotten Horrors: The Definitive Edition (1979) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver31 eksemplarer
Free to Be... You and Me [1974 TV movie] (2001) — Actor — 11 eksemplarer
Mel Brooks: Make A Noise [2013 TV episode] (2013) — Actor — 8 eksemplarer
Solarbabies [1986 film] (1986) 7 eksemplarer
Only Murders in the Building: Season 3 — Guest — 3 eksemplarer
Playboy Magazine ~ July 1981 (Jayne Kennedy) (1981) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Brooks shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances as he charts his rise from a Depression-era kid in Brooklyn to the recipient of the National Medal of Arts. From his career with Caesar's Your Show of Shows to his many films, and his Broadway musical adaption of The Producers, he offers insight into the inspiration behind the ideas for his boundary-breaking work.

Mel focused mainly on his career and stated that was his purpose. There was very little about his personal life. I listened to Mel on audio and there were many amusing anecdotes. At times, it went a bit too long. I think fans of Mel Brooks would enjoy this book.… (mere)
gaylebutz | 13 andre anmeldelser | Nov 9, 2023 |
Blazing Saddles
A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lamarr sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist Judge Smails, and then the caddy golf tournament which Smails sponsors.

National Lampoon's European Vacation
The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and so pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays in countries where they CAN speak the language.

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… (mere)
aptrvideo | Oct 6, 2023 |
Bragging finds its way into most autobiographies, but I have never read any autobiography with as much boastfulness as “All About Me!” (2021) by Mel Brooks. Yet except for the final chapter, in which he describes the awards he has won and the glowing things famous people have said about him, none of this is grating. It's just part of the fun, and besides, as it has been said, it's not really bragging when it's true.

Certainly it's true that Brooks is a comic genius. Everything he touches turns to laughs. The book has a few personal details — his childhood in Brooklyn, his World War II service in Europe, his meeting and marriage to actress Anne Bancroft — yet the focus falls mostly on his many show business successes, each remarkable in its own way. He wrote skits for Sid Caesar, won a Grammy with Carl Reiner for the 2000 Year Old Man record, helped create the “Get Smart” TV series (he's the one responsible for Maxwell Smart's shoe-phone) and then directed a string of classic movie comedies before turning to Broadway, where years before Ethel Merman in “Anything Goes” had first inspired him to go into show business.

Brooks may boast a lot, but he gives plenty of credit to Caesar, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Nathan Lane and many others. I don't remember him saying a negative word about anyone. Even Hitler gets a kind word for inspiring “Springtime for Hitler,” the play within “The Producers.”

Most of his films are spoofs of film genres. “Blazing Saddles” takes on westerns, “Young Frankenstein” (my personal favorite) spoofs classic horror films, “High Anxiety “plays with Hitchcock, etc. While “Spaceballs” may be having fun at the expense of “Star Wars,” it is actually a remake of “It Happened One Night,”Brooks says.

One secret to his success, he confesses, is that he always ignored Hollywood producers. He would always agree with whatever orders producers gave him, then go ahead and do everything his way. The producers always forgot their instructions to him when they saw the final result — and when they started counting the money that flowed in after the film's release.

If Brooks didn't listen to producers, he always listened to audiences, even if that audience was fellow writers or members of the cast and crew on a movie set. If they laughed he kept the joke in; if they didn't laugh or didn't laugh hard enough, he took it out.

People will always laugh at Mel Brooks films. And that is something to brag about.
… (mere)
hardlyhardy | 13 andre anmeldelser | Sep 28, 2023 |
I'm a big fan of the film and appreciate this peak behind the scenes. The only trouble is that it is a bit on the light side. I wanted even more.
zot79 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Aug 20, 2023 |



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