Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

Writer of 'The Producers' (1967)
Mel Brooks 1927, American film director, writer, actor, and producer, b. New York City as Melvin Kaminsky. His earliest work was in television, notably as a gag writer for Sid Caeser's "Your Show of Shows" (195054). He also scored a hit with a 1964 comedy recording, in which he played an irascible, Yiddish-accented 2,000-year-old man. Turning to film, he wrote and directed The Producers (1968), a comic masterpiece of uproarious bad taste. His other hit comedies are usually wild parodies that mix satire with slapstick; they include Blazing Saddles (1974), a spoof of Western movies; Young Frankenstein (1975), a Brooksian take on the horror genre, and High Anxiety (1977), a comic version of Alfred Hitchcock's spine-tinglers. Among his later movies, which have been less successful with the public, are To Be or Not To Be (1983), Life Stinks (1991), and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993). Brooks turned to the stage in 2001, adapting his first film hit, The Producers, into a smash hit, Tony-winning Broadway musical.Source: reference.allrefer.com
Good taste is the enemy of comedy.More Mel Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have been lucky that some critics joined the mob in loving something I've done, or in appreciating it. I've been lucky. But most of the critics don't like what the people like. I think they have a very strange job, and they are meant to criticize.More Mel Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm married to a beautiful and talented woman who can lift your spirits just by looking at you.More Mel Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was out in the combat engineers. We would throw up bridges in advance of the infantry but mainly we would just throw up.More Mel Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, just being stupid and politically incorrect doesn't work. You can be politically incorrect if you're smart.More Mel Brooks quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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