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12 items from 2009


Just Shows to Go You

30 December 2009 7:28 AM, PST | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

The Kennedy Center Honors kicked off awards season proper last night as the tribute was televised.  Mel Brooks, Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen (three of my personal heroes) were honored, »

- Sasha Stone

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'Young Frankenstein' Has been Making Us Laugh for 35 Years!

16 December 2009 2:55 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Marty Feldman as Igor in Young Frankenstein

Photo: 20th Century Fox

As the story goes, Gene Wilder's agent, Mike Medavoy, approached him with the idea of doing a movie combining his talents with Marty Feldman and Peter Boyle. Wilder considered this and thought they could actually make for a great collaboration. "What made you think of that combination?" Wilder asked his agent. Medavoy, in what Wilder calls a moment of "wonderful artistic basis," replied, "Because I now represent you, Marty and Peter." Sometimes this is how classics get made and yesterday was its 35th birthday!

Obviously, Medavoy's proposal became just the right project for the three of them to combine their talents. They had a treatment of a satire on the Frankenstein story, and now all they needed was a director. Wilder - who first worked with Mel Brooks on The Producers - just finished working with him again »

- Andre Rivas

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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: December 15, 2009

15 December 2009 2:44 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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Inglourious Basterds I just reviewed the Blu-ray edition, which you can read right here, but if you're looking for the short version... Buy this one right now. My recommendation is Blu-ray. The Mel Brooks Collection [Blu-ray] I almost made this the first previewed release, but at $92.99 I know it isn't exactly something people are going to be rushing out to buy as it takes a little more thought before handing over that kind of money. However, considering the set comes with nine of Mel Brooks's films on beautiful Blu-ray transfers that means you are getting each at just over $10. That's a pretty good deal.

The titles included in the set are Twelve Chairs, Silent Movie, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, History of the World - Part I, To Be or Not To Be, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. »

- Brad Brevet

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Review: 'The Mel Brooks Collection' on Blu-ray

14 December 2009 1:33 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I first encountered Mel Brooks’ work, without realizing it, when I began watching Get Smart, the wonderful spy satire he cocreated with Buck Henry (who just happened to be my father’s college roommate – small world and all that). It wasn’t until Blazing Saddles and being in high school before I could put a name to the madman who unleashed these wonderful works. From that point on, when I saw his name I was guaranteed to be there.

In time, I learned of Brooks’ career prior to Get Smart and understood the steps taken that led to the work that I adored. My respect for his determination as a writer, performer, and romancer only grew with time and understanding. There was no single style to his humor – it could be slapstick, word play, satire – and he blended it unlike anyone previously. Nothing was sacred and he continually pushed the »

- Robert Greenberger

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Celebs Flood Washington To Honor Artists at the Kennedy Center

7 December 2009 12:11 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Washington was celeb central this weekend as stars came from around the country to fete the recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. The winners were rock legend Bruce Springsteen, movie pioneer Robert DeNiro, comedian extraordinaire Mel Brooks, opera singer Grace Bumbry, and jazzman Dave Brubeck.

Events started Saturday Dec. 5 with a dinner at the State Department hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, followed on Sunday Dec. 6 by a reception in the East Room of the White House and the big gala at the Kennedy Center Sunday night.

A string of stars sang and danced their way through numbers celebrating the recipients, including John Stewart, Meryl Streep, Aretha Franklin, Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Jack Black, Edward Norton, Sting, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The President and First Lady attended the events, as did other political luminaries like Nancy Pelosi and Bill and Hilary Clinton. At the State Department dinner on Saturday night, »

- Christina

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Kennedy Center honors Springsteen, De Niro, others

6 December 2009 1:06 PM, PST | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

"I'm the president, but he's The Boss." With those words, President Barack Obama greeted Bruce Springsteen Sunday night at a White House reception before the iconic rocker was lauded with Kennedy Center Honors along with Robert De Niro, comic genius Mel Brooks, jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck and opera singer Grace Bumbry.A surprise list of stars performed as part of the nation's highest honors for those who have defined American culture through the arts. It's an awards show that opens with the national anthem and spans jazz, opera, movies and rock 'n roll . part of a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy.Jon Stewart opened the tribute to Springsteen, recounting his theory on how The Boss came to be."I'm not a music critic, nor historian, nor archivist," Stewart said. "But I am from New Jersey. And so I can tell you what I believe. »

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Spaceballs Gets Animated

16 October 2009 10:13 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

May the farce be with you! Spaceballs: The Totally Warped Animated Adventures! comes to DVD December 29 from MGM Home Entertainment. Re-introducing the art of ridiculous satire to the small screen, the animated half-hour episodes pick up where the cult-classic feature film left off, showcasing rollicking parody of pop culture for a new generation of fans, including hilarious imitations of James Bond, Harry Potter and the video game “Grand Theft Auto.”

Executive produced and Co-Created by Academy Award winner Mel Brooks (The Producers, Young Frankenstein), Spaceballs: The Totally Warped Animated Adventures! reprises the roles of the original Spaceballs cast, including Joan Rivers (The Joan Rivers ShowShrek 2) as the droid Dot Matrix, Daphne Zuniga (Melrose Place, One Tree Hill) as the lovely Princess Vespa and Brooks as the comic sage Yogurt. Joining the fight against the evil Dark Helmet are unforgettable characters Captain Lone Starr and his half-human-half-canine sidekick, »

- Barrett

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Larry David Plans Fictional Seinfeld Reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 7

31 July 2009 9:13 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

After years of being hounded by fans and asked about a possible Seinfeld reunion, it appears that Larry David has finally decided to make it happen... but only within the fictional world of his show Curb Your Enthusiasm! With the seventh season of Curb currently in production and aiming for a September 20th premiere on HBO, Larry David recently revealed that the season will feature a continuing plot thread that involves Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards all playing themselves as the network organizes a Seinfeld reunion TV special. "We'll see writing, see aspects of the read-through, parts of rehearsal, see the show being filmed, and see it on TV... You won't see the entire show. You'll see parts of the show. You'll get an idea of what happened (to the Seinfeld characters) 11 years later." I have to admit, this is a pretty ingenious way of doing »

- Sean

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Young Mel-enstein: How Brooks Broke Into Show Biz

21 July 2009 12:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

By Mel Brooks (to Eric Estrin)

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stages its tribute to Mel Brooks on Friday, it will be honoring one of only 12 people to have won all four major show business awards -- Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy. Brooks has repeatedly reinvented his career, going from TV sketch writer to half of the classic “2000 Year Old Man” standup routine (with Carl Reiner) to multi-hyphenated filmmaker to Broadway impresario. Along the way, he created three of the AFI’s Top 20 movie comedies, “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Franke »

- Lew Harris

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Young Mel-enstein: How Brooks Crashed Showbiz

21 July 2009 12:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

"I'm mortified. So I walk down to the floodlights, and I say to the audience, 'Hey, this is my first job as an actor, I’m really only 14.'"

By Mel Brooks (to Eric Estrin)

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stages its tribute to Mel Brooks on Friday, it will be honoring one of only 12 people to have won all four major show business awards -- Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy. Brooks has repeatedly reinvented his career, going from TV sketch writer to half of the classic “2000 Year Old Man” standup routine (with Carl Reiner) to multi-hyphenated filmmaker to Broadway impresario. Along the way, he created three of the AFI’s Top 20 movie comedies, “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Franke »

- Lew Harris

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Hollywood Tales: Paramount Movie Creation Meeting

6 July 2009 9:51 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ok, everyone, let's start the meeting. Before you start talking about winning us Oscars, I've got the best idea for a movie ever. It's about an alien race that lands on Earth but they are actually "robots in disguise." Catchy isn't it? These large robot-alien things can have a civil war on Earth, because, well, we need a plot. And that'll pretty much be the plot for the entire movie and all of the sequels--and there will be sequels. I know it's kind of weak, but come on, we're creating a summer blockbuster here, it's not like people will actually have to like it. We'll just hype it up so much with viral marketing campaigns and MySpace that they will feel left out if they don't see it. Trust me, once they are in the theater with their over-sized popcorn and gallon of soda, we will pump so much CG »

- Anthony Nicholas

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Mel Brooks tribute set by Academy

2 July 2009 5:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a tribute to Mel Brooks on July 24 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin, the evening will feature an appearance by Brooks, film clips and the participation of such friends and colleagues as Richard Benjamin, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Tracey Ullman and Lesley Ann Warren.

Brooks won an Oscar for the original story and screenplay for 1968's "The Producers." He also earned nominations for the adapted screenplay of "Young Frankenstein," with Gene Wilder, and for the lyrics to the title song from "Blazing Saddles." "The Critic," for which he provided the narration, won an Oscar for cartoon short subject in 1963. »

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