Mel Brooks Newswire

Mel Brooks Newswire

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  1. The InthinkablesRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | American Thinker

    ... of Colonel Sanders's ingrained culture without consequence. And once upon a time, Blazing Saddles was produced. Mel Brooks often laments that his comedy masterpiece could never be made today. But in 1974, the art of thinking without being offended ...

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  2. Blazing' summer comedy for FlixRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Republican Journal

    ... St. Up next on July 20 is "Blazing Saddles" (1974, USA). In a recent interview with Variety Magazine, director Mel Brooks said that "Blazing Saddles" could never be made in today's politically correct culture - and who could argue with him? No one ...

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  3. Alan Johnson, choreographer for Broadway and Mel Brooks, dies at 81Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Los Angeles Times

    ... Pettiford, right. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Alan Johnson, a Broadway choreographer who partnered with Mel Brooks to stage some of the most delightfully farcical dance numbers ever filmed - including the goose-stepping showstopper from "The ...

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  4. Alan Johnson, 81, 'Springtime for Hitler' Choreographer, DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | The New York Times

    Alan Johnson, a choreographer renowned for his campy movie collaborations with Mel Brooks on the "Springtime for Hitler" goose-steppers-and-showgirls extravaganza in "The Producers" and the "Puttin' On the Ritz" tap dance in "Young Frankenstein," died on Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81. His death was confirmed by his nephew Todd Johnson, who said that he had received a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease several years ago.

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  5. Alan Johnson, choreographer for Broadway and Mel Brooks, dies...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | SFGate

    Alan Johnson, a Broadway choreographer who partnered with Mel Brooks to stage some of the most delightfully farcical dance numbers ever filmed - including the goose-stepping showstopper from "The Producers," "Springtime for Hitler" - died July 7 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81. A wiry, calming presence backstage, Johnson choreographed solo shows and revues for performers including Ann-Margret, Bernadette Peters, Tommy Tune and Shirley MacLaine, who once christened him the "heir apparent" to acclaimed choreographers Michael Bennet and Bob Fosse.

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  6. Scoop: Coming Up on the Goldbergs on Abc - Wednesday, July 25, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 9 | BroadwayWorld.com

    On the episode "Spaceballs" - Adam tries to start a Mel Brooks club after he sees the movie "Spaceballs," and Jackie mistakes his club advertisement for political satire and puts it in the school paper. Meanwhile, when Beverly and Pops come up for parents weekend at school, Erica plans on telling them an important decision she has made, but Murray surprises them and tags along, on "The Goldbergs," WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 , on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

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  7. West Side Story Choreographer Alan Johnson Passes AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 8 | BroadwayWorld.com

    BroadwayWorld has learned Alan Johnson , the choreographer best known for his work on West Side Story, as well as The Producers and other Mel Brooks films, has passed away in his sleep this morning. This one is tough.

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  8. Spice, sauerkraut and Barenaked Ladies: the best of Baltimore's arts...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 8 | The Baltimore Sun

    ... idea. 7 p.m. July 9 at MECU Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. $32-$71. livenation.com. George Wyner, Rick Moranis and Mel Brooks in "Spaceballs," a movie you can watch and interact with July 12 at the Creative Alliance. George Wyner, Rick Moranis and Mel ...

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  9. Liberals and the Death of ComedyRead the original story

    Friday Jul 6 | Lucianne.com

    Everyone understands that the left is against comedy, because humor punctures their precious earnestness. It is widely understood that Mel Brooks couldn't make Blazing Saddles today, even if Richard Pryor wrote most of the script again.

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  10. Liberals and the Death of ComedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | Power Line

    Everyone understands that the left is against comedy, because humor punctures their precious earnestness. It has widely been understood that Mel Brooks couldn't make Blazing Saddles today, even if Richard Pryor wrote most of the script again.

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  11. What's New to Stream on Amazon Prime for July 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 1 | Film School Rejects

    ... world of an Amish community is every bit as mesmerizing. And if death and murder aren't your speed may I suggest Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles (1974) as an eternally reliable comedy classic? Horror/comedies are a tough business as the perfect balance ...

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  12. Movie review: 'Damsel' deconstructs Westerns with mixed resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 1 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... room to breathe and take in the glorious natural vistas. This indie deconstruction of the Western has shades of Mel Brooks' “Blazing Saddles” in some of its wry comedic moments. David Zellner stars as Parson Henry, a man from back ...

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  13. VIDEO: On This Day, June 28- Happy Birthday, Mel BrooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 28 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Director, producer, writer and actor Mel Brooks is one of an elite group of entertainers to earn all four major show-biz prizes: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. His big-screen classics include The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

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  14. Judge to sentence graphic novelist for 2016 torture and murder of his fianceeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 26 | Los Angeles Times

    ... million over about seven years. He also worked on the animated series "Spaceballs," based on the 1987 film by Mel Brooks, and collaborated with a team of writers and an illustrator to create "Syndrome," his graphic novel. In July 2015, court records ...

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  15. Tycoon's son who wrote gory novel guilty in bloody slayingRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 20 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... of creative roles, including as a director and creative consultant in 2008 on the animated series based on Mel Brooks 1987 film "Spaceballs," according to his profile on IMDb. He wrote and directed his own film comedy, "Bald," that same year. He's ...

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  16. Tycoon's son guilty of blood-draining murder, echoing gory novel he wroteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 21 | South China Morning Post

    ... of creative roles, including as a director and creative consultant in 2008 on the animated series based on Mel Brooks 1987 film Spaceballs , according to his profile on IMDb. He wrote and directed his own film comedy, Bald , that same year. He is ...

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  17. Canadian who wrote gory novel guilty in bloody slaying in U.S.Read the original story

    Wednesday Jun 20 | Brandon Sun

    ... of creative roles, including as a director and creative consultant in 2008 on the animated series based on Mel Brooks 1987 film "Spaceballs," according to his profile on IMDb. He wrote and directed his own film comedy, "Bald," that same year. He's ...

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  18. Trump's Space Force gets galaxy-size roasting on Twitter - CNETRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | CNet News

    ... Twitter immediately dropped references to everything from Darth Vader to Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet in Mel Brooks' 1987 Star Wars parody Spaceballs . "The new space force looks incredible," wrote Spin contributor Maggie Serota to accompany a photo ...

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  19. Bill Lewis: Tell ya what I'm gonna do for you...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | MDJonline.com

    ... similar to those in Pyongyang, that's for sure. Did you ever see the movie "Blazing Saddles?" It's a very funny Mel Brooks western spoof featuring Gene Wilder and a host of other comedic tal Several decades ago, in the Paleolithic non-cellphone days ...

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  20. (Old) movie and a celebrity talk-back: the new date nightRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    Mel Brooks says there are few things better than making people laugh. That's why he loves attending screenings of his old films, popping out after the end credits to address the still-chuckling crowd.

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