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Mel Brooks in the cultural industries : survival and prolonged adaptation

Author: Alex Symons
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
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"Which strategies has Mel Brooks used to survive, adapt and thrive in the cultural industries? How has he gained his reputation as a multimedia survivor? Alex Symons takes a unique, artist-focused approach in order to systematically identify the range of Brooks's adaptation strategies across the Hollywood film, Broadway theatre and American television industries. By combining a cultural industries approach together  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Mel Brooks; Mel Brooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Symons
ISBN: 9780748649587 0748649581
OCLC Number: 806201078
Description: vi, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction A New Perspective on Mel Brooks Mel Brooks: 'Multimedia Survivor' in the Cultural Industries Materials and Methods Rethinking Adaptation Studies: Survival Strategies in the Cultural Industries Adaptations in the Modern Cultural Industries Adaptation Terminology Remediation Hybridisation Intermediality Synergy Prolonged Adaptation Conclusion From Sitcoms to 'Parody-coms': Writing for American TV, 1949-1989 The Intermedial Origins of the American Sitcom, 1949-1957 Get Smart: Reviving the American Sitcom, 1965-1970 The Modern Transformation of the American Sitcom, 1975-1989 When Things Were Rotten (ABC, 1975) The Nutt House (NBC, 1989) Prolonged Stardom: Audio Records, TV, and Film, 1961-2004 Adapting the 2000 Year Old Man, 1961-1983 Hollywood Film Actor, 1974-1987 A Transitional Performance: Life Stinks (1991) Comedy Legend and Sitcom Actor, 1995-2004 Recycled Hollywood for the TV Generation: The Rise of Parody and the Fall of Mel Brooks the Director, 1974-1995 Rethinking New Hollywood: Intermedial Blockbusters in 1974 Blazing Saddles (1974) Young Frankenstein (1974) A New Film-Focused Strategy: The Fall of Mel Brooks, 1987-1995 Spaceballs (1987) Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) The Integration of the Film and Theatre Industries: The Producers, 1968-2007 The Producers (1968) The Modern Revival of The Producers (1968) The Broadway Adaptation: The Producers (2001) Remade in Hollywood: The Producers (2005) Conclusion Bibliography Index
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Alex Symons takes a unique, artist-focused approach in order to systematically identify the range of Brooks's adaptation strategies across the Hollywood film, Broadway theatre and American television  Read more...

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