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The big screen comedies of Mel Brooks

Author: Robert Alan Crick
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2002.
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"This book is devoted to Mel Brooks' work as a writer and director, providing a synopsis and a thematic analysis for each of his twelve key films: The Producers (1968), The Twelve Chairs (1970), Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World - Part I (1981), director Alan Johnson's To Be or Not to Be (1983), Spaceballs (1987), Life Stinks (1991),  Read more...
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Crick, Robert Alan.
Big screen comedies of Mel Brooks.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2002
(OCoLC)606926030
Named Person: Mel Brooks; Mel Brooks; Mel Brooks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Alan Crick
ISBN: 0786410337 9780786410330
OCLC Number: 49991416
Description: vi, 263 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: "I'm Hysterical, and I'm Wet!" The Producers (1968) --
"Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst" The Twelve Chairs (1970) --
"Have You Ever Seen Such Cruelty?" Blazing Saddles (1974) --
"Put ... the Candle ... Back!" Young Frankenstein (1974) --
"Don't You Know That Slapstick Is DEAD?!" Silent Movie (1976) --
"What a Dramatic Airport!" High Anxiety (1977) --
"It's Good to Be the King!" History of the World--Part I (1981) --
"Sondheim! Send In the Clowns!" To Be or Not to Be (1983) --
"May the Schwartz Be with You!" Spaceballs (1987) --
"We Have Reached Capacity!" Life Stinks (1991) --
"Leave Us Alone, Mel Brooks!" Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) --
"And You Will Remember Nothing!" Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) --
Appendix: Other Work by Brooks.
Responsibility: Robert Alan Crick.

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This volume explores Mel Brooks' work, good and bad, as a writer and director of big screen comedies. It provides a synopsis and thematic analysis for each of his 12 films, from "The Producers"  Read more...

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