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Brooksfilms (Firm)

Overview
Works: 44 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 11,455 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Biographical films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Musical films  Biography  Horror films  Interviews 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Brooksfilms (Firm)
The elephant man by David Lynch( Visual )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity
Spaceballs by Mel Brooks( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parody of epic science fiction movies, especially the original "Star wars" trilogy. Two space bums attempt to rescue a space princess from an assortment of space villains
Robin Hood men in tights by Mel Brooks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy spoof of the Robin Hood legend
The producers by Susan Stroman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able produce flops. Things turn around for Max when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. With this in mind, they decide to produce a musical called 'Springtime for Hitler' written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct and hire the loopy Swedish bombsheel Ulla as the lead actress
84 Charing Cross Road by David Jones( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helene Hanff is a New Yorker who loves books but cannot afford expensive ones. When she sees an ad in the Saturday Review for a London bookstore, she sends them her want list and is soon delighted to receive a package of used books - good readable editions, cheap. She begins a correspondence with the bookseller, Frank Doel. Built on a basis of mutually held taste, knowledge, interests and consideration, the bond between the lonely New Yorker and the reserved Londoner lasts for years without the two people ever meeting each other. Based on a true story and the long running play
History of the world, part 1 by Mel Brooks( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irreverent and funny presentation of events from world history from the Stone Age to the French Revolution
The twelve chairs( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a former aristocrat who is now a Russian clerk under the new Soviet regime learns that his dying mother-in-law sewed a fortune of family jewels into one of twelve dining room chairs, he sets off across Russia to find it--with an opportunist, a priest and his former servant all in pursuit
The fly by David Cronenberg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The fly] Seth Brundle develops a system to transport objects in a matter of seconds, but when he tries it on himself, Seth's genes and molecules are accidently fused with those of a fly. At first Seth is elated by his new physical abilities but soon his excitement turns into a nightmare as his insect half begins to take over
Frances by Graeme Clifford( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a small-town girl who tasted the glory in Hollywood and on Broadway, and then went on to lead a life in which everything went wrong. After winning a nationwide high school essay contest, Frances takes up acting, and escapes Seattle by winning a trip to Russia, ending up a contract player for Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. Frances continually bucks the system, and her refusal to play the game gets her in trouble with studio bosses, publicity people, everyone. Her strong-willed mother steps in to help her, and that's when her troubles really begin--series of hospitalizations, brutally mistreatment, and finally, a lobotomy. Frances never really got a chance to be who she should have been, or to do what she could have done. She had every gift she needed in life except for luck, useful friends, and an instinct for survival
To be or not to be by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Brooks lets the Nazis have it with both barrels in this hilarious remake of Ernst Lubitsch's classic comedy
My favorite year( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Swann is a legendary movie idol forced by the IRS to face the music--deportation or a TV appearance to pay up. Benjy is in charge of making sure Swann shows up sober. You are taken behind the scenes during the early days of live variety shows
Dracula Dead and loving it( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of the spoofs, Leslie Nielsen, takes on the title role as the ever-loving Count
The fly II( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrifying sequel to "The Fly", a young man, the son of a human fly, awaits a horrifying transformation when the mutant genes inside him come out of their dormant state. Includes a preview of "The Abyss."
The twelve chairs Dvenadt︠s︡atʹ stulʹev( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a former aristocrat who is now a Russian clerk under the new Soviet regime learns that his dying mother-in-law sewed a fortune of family jewels into one of twelve dining room chairs, he sets off across Russia to find it--with an opportunist, a priest and his former servant all in pursuit
The incredible Mel Brooks an irresistible collection of unhinged comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For 65 years, Mel Brooks has made people laugh all over the world. A celebrated director, actor, producer, composer and writer, Brooks is one of only 11 people in history to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. With this unique, first of its kind collection, fans of this gifted entertainer will fall joyfully down a rabbit hole into a wonderland of television appearances, short films, documentaries, tributes, songs and genuine rarities."--Container
The fly The fly 2( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fly: Seth Brudle develops a system to transport objects in a matter of seconds, but when he tries it on himself, Seth's genes and molecules are accidentally fused with those of a fly. At first Seth is elated by his new physical abilities but soon his excitement turns into a nightmare as his insect half begins to take over. The Fly 2: Terrifying sequel to "The Fly," a young man, the son of a human fly, awaits a horrifying transformation when the mutant genes insde him come out of their dormant state. Includes a preview of "The Abyss."
The doctor and the devils( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two psychotic men need to kill. A mad scientist needs fresh bodies. Together the three terrorize England. Based on the writings of Dylan Thomas
To be or not to be Être ou ne pas être( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy film of wartime Poland about an acting troupe which becomes involved in international affairs. Includes theatrical trailer
Robin Hood, men in tights Spaceballs( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROBIN HOOD (104 min.) : In this comedy spoof of the Robin Hood legend, Robin of Loxley, aided by his band of merry men, wrests power from the evil Prince John, humiliates the despicable Sheriff of Rottingham, and finds the key to the fair Maid Marian's heart--and her chastity belt
Solarbabies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a future drought-stricken planet Earth in which groups of children and teenagers fight for control and battle against invaders
 
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