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
Tolstoy was the most gifted writer who ever lived. It's like he stuck a pen in his heart and it didn't even go through his mind on its way to the page.More Mel Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Creative people should always be striving, they should always be hungry, they should be looking for the next place to go.More Mel Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, you know, 'Spaceballs' is a weird combination, because it's a simple, sweet little fairytale, and it's crazy and out-there and making fun of and taking apart sci-fi, 'Star Wars', and 'Star Trek'.More Mel Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was a soldier in WWII. The last couple of months of the war I was actually in combat.More Mel Brooks quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I like people with big talents and small neuroses - not always an easy combination to find. I've discovered that if the neurosis is too big, it diminishes the talent and you wind up working too hard for what you get.More Mel Brooks quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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