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Brooksfilms (Firm)

Overview
Works: 40 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 11,166 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Comedy films  Musical films  Biography  Biographical films  Interviews  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Brooksfilms (Firm)
The elephant man by David Lynch ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,532 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 )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,476 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
The producers by Susan Stroman ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able to 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
Robin Hood men in tights by Mel Brooks ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robin Hood attempts to save England from Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham, while also winning the heart of Maid Marian
84 Charing Cross Road by David Jones ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,084 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 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
... Shows a rather different side of Moses, the Stone Age and the Roman Empire - in which Brooks is a stand-up philosopher playing Caesar's Palace. Next, the truth is finally told about the Spanish Inquisition in a splashy production number featuring song-and-dance monks and swimming nuns ... It's history as you've never known it - completely irreverent and positively hilarious. -- Container
The twelve chairs ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately to Moscow to find the hidden fortune
The fly by Kurt Neumann ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 accidentally fused with those of a fly. Seth's excitement over his new physical abilities turns into a nightmare as his insect half begins to take over
To be or not to be by Ernst Lubitsch ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two actors, Frederick and Anna Bronski, get caught up in Germany's invasion of Poland, a leaking of top secret information and an incredible plot to thwart the Nazis
Frances by Graeme Clifford ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 419 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
My favorite year ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 405 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 317 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 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Seth Brundle was 'debugged, ' his son, Martin Brundle, born of the human fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state
The incredible Mel Brooks an irresistible collection of unhinged comedy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 108 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 96 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."
History of the world ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A humorous look at the ages of man. Includes eras through the French Revolution
The doctor and the devils ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 58 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
Robin Hood, men in tights Spaceballs ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 33 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 32 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
The fly collector's set ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fly II: After Seth Brundle was 'debugged, ' his son, Martin Brundle, born of the human fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state
 
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