Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book

The Story of the Making of the Film

Author: Mel Brooks

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9780316315470

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Mel Brooks' own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews, and hilarious commentary. Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema-and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This picture-driven book, written by one of the greatest comedy geniuses of all time, takes readers inside the classic film's marvelous creation story via never-before-seen black and white and color photography from the set and contemporary interviews with the cast and crew, most notably, legendary writer-director Mel Brooks. With access to more than 225 behind-the-scenes photos and production stills, and with captions written by Brooks, this book will also rely on interviews with gifted director of photography Gerald Hirschfeld, Academy Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman and veteran producer Michael Gruskoff. Mel Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer and songwriter. Brooks is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies including The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. More recently, he had a smash hit on Broadway with the musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers. An EGOT winner, he received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009, the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award in June 2013, and a British Film Institute Fellowship in March 2015. Three of Brooks' classics have appeared on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list. Blazing Saddles at number 6, The Producers at number 11, and Young Frankenstein at number 13. Judd Apatow is one of the most important comic minds of his generation. He wrote and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (co-written with Steve Carell), Knocked Up, Funny People, and This Is 40, and his producing credits include Superbad, Bridesmaids, and Anchorman. Apatow is the executive producer of HBO's Girls.
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The new Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein

Author: Mel Brooks,Thomas Meehan

Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 135

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From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers, Young Frankenstein is based on the Oscar-nominated smash-hit 1974 film. A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks' classic comedy masterpiece, the story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor (that's Eye-gor), his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiance, Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster - but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein features music and lyrics by the three-time Tony Award winner Mel Brooks, book by Brooks and three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan, and is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman.
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Young Frankenstein (Songbook)

Piano/Vocal Selections

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458457877

Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 9673

(Vocal Selections). From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers , Young Frankenstein is based on the Oscar-nominated smash-hit 1974 film. A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks' classic comedy masterpiece, the story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that's Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor (that's Eye-gor), his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiance, Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein features music and lyrics by the three-time Tony Award winner Mel Brooks, book by Brooks and three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan, and is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman.
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Die geheimen Tagebücher eines Assistenzarztes - "Herzzerreißend und saukomisch!" John Niven

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641230594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7604

Vorhang auf für 97-Stunden-Wochen und einen Tsunami an Körperflüssigkeiten. Entscheidungen auf Leben und Tod am laufenden Band und ein Gehalt, gegen das jede Parkuhr zu den Besserverdienern gehört. Auf Nimmerwiedersehen, Freunde und Familie ... herzlich willkommen im Leben eines Assistenzarztes! Adam Kay, jetzt in seiner Heimat England als Comedian gefeiert, gehörte viele Jahre dazu. Nach schlaflosen Nächten und durchgearbeiteten Wochenenden mobilisierte er seine letzten Kräfte, um seine Erlebnisse aus dem Alltag eines Krankenhauses aufzuschreiben. Saukomisch, erschreckend und herzerweichend zugleich: Kays Tagebücher bringen alles ans Tageslicht, was Sie jemals über den Krankenhausalltag wissen wollten – und auch einiges, was besser im Verborgenen geblieben wäre. Kein Zweifel: Diese Lektüre wird Narben hinterlassen.
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The Big Screen Comedies of Mel Brooks

Author: Robert Alan Crick

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476612285

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

View: 556

Mel Brooks is often regarded as one of Hollywood’s funniest men, thanks to such highly successful films as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. His films do have a tendency to turn out much like the jokes that comprise them—hit-or-miss, one minute shoot-the-moon brilliant and the next minute well short of laughs. This work provides a thorough synopsis and thematic analysis for each of his twelve films along with complete cast and production credits: The Producers (1968), The Twelve Chairs (1970), Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World—Part 1 (1981), To Be or Not to Be (1983), Spaceballs (1987), Life Stinks (1991), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995).
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Marty Feldman: The Biography of a Comedy Legend

Author: Robert Ross

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 085768602X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2776

Mike Myers thinks he was “a genius”, while John Cleese regards him as “a true cultural icon”. He was an architect of British comedy, paving the way for Monty Python, and then became a major Hollywood star, forever remembered as Igor in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. A writer, director, performer and true pioneer of his art, he died aged only 48. His name was Marty Feldman, and here, at last, is the first ever biography. Acclaimed author Robert Ross has interviewed Marty's friends and family, including his sister Pamela, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, and also draws from extensive, previously unpublished and often hilarious interviews with Marty himself, taped in preparation for the autobiography he never wrote. No one before or since has had a career quite like Marty's. Beginning in the dying days of variety theatre, he went from the behind-the-scenes scriptwriting triumphs of Round the Horne and The Frost Report to onscreen stardom in At Last the 1948 Show and his own hit TV series, Marty. That led to transatlantic success, his work with Mel Brooks including his iconic performance of Igor in Young Frankenstein, and a five-picture deal to write and direct his own movies. From his youth as a tramp on the streets of London, to the height of his fame in America - where he encountered everyone from Orson Welles to Kermit the Frog, before his Hollywood dream became a nightmare - this is the fascinating story of a key figure in the history of comedy, fully told for the first time.
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It's Good to Be the King

The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks

Author: James Robert Parish

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470225262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

View: 7911

Discusses the personal life and professional career of comedy writer/actor/filmmaker Mel Brooks.
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Marty Feldman

The Biography of a Comedy Legend

Author: Robert Ross

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9780857683786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 7765

A biography of the iconic British comedian draws on interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues to discuss his early years as a comedy writer, his success on British television, and the film roles that made him a star in the U.S.
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Kiss Me Like A Stranger

My Search for Love and Art

Author: Gene Wilder

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429909951

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5594

In this personal book from the star of many beloved and classic film comedies -- from The Producers to Young Frankenstein, Blazing saddles to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -- Gene Wilder writes about a side of his life the public hasn't seen on the screen. Kiss Me Like a Stranger is not an autobiography in the usual sense of the word, and it's certainly not another celebrity "tell-all." Instead, Wilder has chosen to write about resonant moments in his life, events that led him to an understanding of the art of acting, and -- more important -- to an understanding of how to give love to and receive love from a woman. Wilder writes compellingly about the creative process on stage and screen, and divulges moments from life on the sets of some of the most iconic movies of our time. In this book, he talks about everything from his experiences in psychoanalysis to why he got into acting and later comedy (his first goal was to be a Shakespearean actor), and how a Midwestern childhood with a sick mother changed him. Wilder explains why he became an actor and writer, and about the funny, wonderful movies he made with Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Richard Pryor, and Harrison Ford, among many others. He candidly reveals his failures in love, and writes about the overwhelming experience of marrying comedienne Gilda Radner, as well as what finally had to happen for him to make a true and lasting commitment to another woman. A thoughtful, revealing, and winsome book about life, love, and the creative process, Kiss Me Like A Stranger is one actor's life in his own words.
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Gene Hackman

Author: Peter Shelley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147663369X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

View: 4385

Gene Hackman (b. 1930) has been described as the best actor of his generation. During almost half a century as an American film, television and stage actor, film producer and author, he was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning the Best Actor for The French Connection (1971) and the Best Supporting Actor for Unforgiven (1992), as well as three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs. This study examines his film work in detail, with a filmography/videography included.
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Wo komm ich her? Wo geh ich hin? Und wo, verdammt, sind meine Schlüssel?

Author: Billy Crystal

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843707081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 5997

"Mit 60 konnte ich noch dieselben Dinge tun wie mit 30 - sofern ich ich erinnern konnte, was das war. Mit 65 ändert sich das. Man hört etwa auf, 25-jährigen Frauen nachzuschauen. Das heißt, ich drehe ich schon nach ihnen um, aber sie sind unscharf, und bis ich die Brille gefunden habe, sind sie weg. " Pointenreich und voller Selbstironie schildert Billy Crystal seine leidvollen Erfahrungen mit dem Älterwerden und erzählt von seiner Karriere als weltweit beliebter Entertainer und Hollywoodstar.
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Die Borger

Mit farbigen Bildern von Emilia Dziubak

Author: Mary Norton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733602005

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4604

Der Kinderbuchklassiker – neu und märchenhaft schön illustriert! Unter den Dielen eines alten viktorianischen Landhauses leben die letzten Borger: Pod und Homily Clock und Arrietty, ihre vierzehnjährige Tochter. Die nur handgroßen Clocks haben sich das Leben recht beschaulich und sehr geordnet eingerichtet. Sie bestreiten ihren Lebensunterhalt durch das seit Generationen gelernte Borgen: Radiergummis, Stecknadeln, Garnröllchen – all die kleinen Dinge sind ihr Beutegut. Verbotenerweise freundet Arrietty sich mit einem Menschenjungen an. Als die Haushälterin sie schließlich entdeckt und Fallen aufstellt, müssen die Clocks fliehen ... Mary Norton beschreibt ihre Helden liebevoll und ironisch– sie sind Menschen wie wir, nur viel kleiner. Mit diesem Perspektivwechsel hat Mary Norton ein Meisterwerk voller Poesie und Atmosphäre geschaffen. Die atemberaubend schönen Bilder von Emilia Dziubak fangen den Zauber dieses Kinderbuchklassikers ein und machen ihn zu einem Augenschmaus für Jung und Alt.
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The Endurance of Frankenstein

Essays on Mary Shelley's Novel

Author: George Lewis Levine,U. C. Knoepflmacher

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520046405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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MARY SHELLEY's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus grew out of a parlor game and a nightmare vision. The story of the book's origin is a famous one, first told in the introduction Mary Shelley wrote for the 1831 edition of the novel. The two Shelleys, Byron, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairmont, and John William Polidori (Byron's physician) spent a "wet, ungenial summer in the Swiss Alps." Byron suggested that "each write a ghost story." If one is to trust Mary Shelley's account (and James Rieger has shown the untrustworthiness of its chronology and particulars), only she and "poor Polidori" took the contest seriously. The two "illustrious poets," according to her, "annoyed by the platitude of prose, speedily relinquished their uncongenial task." Polidori, too, is made to seem careless, unable to handle his story of a "skull-headed lady." Though Mary Shelley is just as deprecating when she speaks of her own "tiresome unlucky ghost story," she also suggests that its sources went deeper. Her truant muse became active as soon as she fastened on the "idea" of "making only a transcript of the grim terrors of my waking dream": "'I have found it! What terrified me will terrify others."' The twelve essays in this collection attest to the endurance of Mary Shelley's "waking dream." Appropriately, though less romantically, this book also grew out of a playful conversation at a party. When several of the contributors to this book discovered that they were all closet aficionados of Mary Shelley's novel, they decided that a book might be written in which each contributor-contestant might try to account for the persistent hold that Frankenstein continues to exercise on the popular imagination. Within a few months, two films--Warhol's Frankenstein and Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein--and the Hall-Landau and Isherwood-Bachardy television versions of the novel appeared to remind us of our blunted purpose. These manifestations were an auspicious sign and resulted in the book Endurance of Frankenstein.
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Magic Cleaning 2

Wie Wohnung und Seele aufgeräumt bleiben

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644531013

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 2888

Das TIME Magazine zählt Marie Kondo zu den 100 einflussreichsten Menschen auf der Welt! In ihrem zweiten Bestseller gibt Marie Kondo, weltweit erfolgreiche Aufräumexpertin, auf klare wie charmante Weise Ratschläge, wie unsere Wohnung aufgeräumt und die Seele im Gleichgewicht bleibt. Detaillierte und illustrierte Beispiele vom optimalen Zusammenlegen der Kleidung bis zum Ordnunghalten in der Küche zeigen uns einen Alltag inmitten von Dingen, die uns guttun. Außerdem bekommt der Leser Hinweise, was man bei Rückfällen tun kann, wie man «schlampige» Familienmitglieder motiviert und wie aus unserer Wohnung mit einfachen Mitteln eine Wohlfühloase wird. Leben mit den Dingen, die man liebt. «Marie Kondo motiviert zum Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos – und macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen.» Für Sie
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Horrorstör

Thriller

Author: Grady Hendrix

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426429640

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 5289

Im stilechten Look eines Möbelkatalogs führt Horrorstör in die Untiefen eines ganz besonderen Spukhauses: des Möbelladens ORSK in Cleveland, wo die Angestellten Morgen für Morgen auf zerstörte Ware und Schmierereien an den Wänden treffen. In Ermangelung brauchbaren Materials von den Überwachungskameras werden drei Mitarbeiter dazu verdonnert, eine Nacht im ORSK-Store zu verbringen. Während sie einsam ihre Runden drehen, entwickelt der Laden mehr und mehr ein Eigenleben ...
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The films of Mel Brooks

Author: Neil Sinyard

Publisher: Bookthrift Co

ISBN: 9780671089610

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 95

View: 1964

Discusses the works of writer-director-actor Mel Brooks
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The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000

The Book

Author: Mel Brooks,Carl Reiner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060929928

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 8885

The comedians' impromptu comedy routine regarding a two-thousand-year-old man and the dilemmas he faces shares humorous views on religion, taxes, fad diets, and other topics
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