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The big screen comedies of Mel Brooks

Author: Robert Alan Crick
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2009] ©2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Impressive"--Film & History; "enthusiastic"--Film Review. This book is devoted entirely to Mel Brooks' work, as a writer and director of big screen comedies. It provides a thorough synopsis and thematic analysis for each of his twelve films. The analyses include consideration of each film in relation to his other films to find common themes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Crick, Robert Alan.
Big screen comedies of Mel Brooks
(OCoLC)268788205
Named Person: Mel Brooks; Mel Brooks
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Alan Crick
ISBN: 9781476612287 1476612285
OCLC Number: 911054862
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Table of Contents --
Introduction --
1 "I'm Hysterical, and I'm Wet!" The Producers (1968) --
2. "Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst" The Twelve Chairs (1970) --
3. "Have You Ever Seen Such Cruelty?" Blazing Saddles (1974) --
4. "Put The Candle Back!" Young Frankenstein (1974) --
5. "Don't You Know That Slapstick Is Dead?!" Silent Movie (1976) --
6. "What a Dramatic Airport!" High Anxiety (1977) --
7. "It's Good to Be the King!" History of the World-Part I (1981) --
8. "Sondheim! Send in the Clowns!" To Be or Not to Be (1983) --
9. "May the Schwartz Be with You!" Spaceballs (1987) --
10. "We Have Reached Capacity!" Life Stinks (1991) --
11. "Leave Us Alone, Mel Brooks!" Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) --
12. "And You Will Remember Nothing!" Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) --
13. Appendix: Other Work by Brooks --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert Alan Crick.

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Mel Brooks is often regarded as one of Hollywood's funniest men, thanks to such highly successful films as ""The Producers"", ""Blazing Saddles"", and ""Young Frankenstein"". This work focuses on Mel  Read more...

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"enthusiastic"--Film Review; "useful and interesting features...a notable and impressive list of the moviemaker's work throughout his career"--Film & History.

 
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