American Masters: Season 27, Episode 3

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (20 May 2013)

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In 60-years in show business, he has earned more awards than any other living entertainer. A comedy giant of our time, Melvin Kaminsky developed his aggressively funny personality on the ... See full summary »

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In 60-years in show business, he has earned more awards than any other living entertainer. A comedy giant of our time, Melvin Kaminsky developed his aggressively funny personality on the streets of Brooklyn, and the Catskill Mountains, before landing a writers job on the legendary "Your Show of Shows". The first "2000 Year Old Man" album, recorded with Carl Reiner in the early '60s, unleashed his wacky mind on the world. His brazen satirical film "The Producers" won the 1968 Oscar for best screenplay and such cult classics as "Blazing Saddles", "Young Frankenstein", and "High Anxiety" followed. Brooks has never participated in a biography before and requested that his friends not talk about him - until now - making this film a genuine first. Written by Anonymous

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"Mel Brooks: Make a Noise" was another fine ep of "American Masters"
8 June 2013 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this "American Masters" ep on DVR. Mel Brooks mostly talks about his career, only occasionally goes into his formative years, with current interviews of Carl Reiner, Richard Lewis, Tracey Ullman, Rob Reiner, Barry Levinson, and Cloris Leachman segued into vintage ones of Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, and Brooks' late wife, Anne Bancroft. Yes, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein gets the lion's share of attention as well as The Producers, both the movie and Broadway musical, and Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World-Part 1, and Spaceballs. There's also some good scenes of Mel and Carl doing their 2000 Year Old Man routines. In summary, "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise", is well worthy of your attention if you're a fan. Oh, and since it's not listed here on IMDb, I also enjoyed a Tom Lehrer special from the '60s afterwards in which he sang his satiric songs to an appreciated audience in Oslo, Norway.


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