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Putting the Hit in Hitler


New Theatre, Oxford, Saturday 4th July, 2015


There are many musicals around that originated as films. This is surely the best of such a bunch – mainly because the source material is so good but also because the original writer, Mel Brooks, made the adaptation himself including writing the songs. 496 more words

Theatre Review

Mel Brooks and Classic Movie Genres

The 1970s turned out to be one of the most interesting decades in film.  Or at least I think so.  Filmmakers of note, like Martin Scorsese… 2,423 more words

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Puttin' on the Ritz

This is the astonishing Fred Astaire version. Mel Brooks created a different version for his film “Young Frankenstein” which he shot in Santa Monica’s historic Mayfair Theater. 37 more words


Silent Movie (1976)

Silent movies after the talkies took over have always been a bit of a novelty. Mel Brooks’ Silent Movie is no different, but it could actually be argued Brooks is able to turn his movie into more than a simple gimmick. 396 more words

Watched Movie

# CCCXXXI..."See Hitler on Ice!!!"...

The above line, in case you didn’t know, is one of the “trailers” that was included at the end of the very popular comedy, “History of the World, Part I”, which was created by our birthday celebrator, Mel Brooks (1926), and is an open-ended creation, as it was for a “sequel”, which was never created, called “History of the World, Part II”.   175 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (2015): For Cuteness and Laughter

The second instalment of Hotel Transylvania 2, written by and starring Adam Sandler looks like plenty of fun. I love that the ‘little monster’ is reminiscent of the completely adorable and mischievous triplets from Disney’s… 28 more words


June 28, 1926: It's Good To Be the King

“Humor keeps the elderly rolling along, singing a song. When you laugh, its an involuntary explosion of the lungs. The lungs need to replenish themselves with oxygen. 375 more words

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