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New York Premiere of 'Annie'

Lilla Crawford and Thomas Meehan - Shots of a variety of stars as they arrived at the New York Premiere of the musical film 'Annie' which was held at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 7th December 2014

Lilla Crawford
Lilla Crawford

Opening Night of Broadway's Rocky - Curtain Call

Stephen Flaherty and Thomas Meehan - Opening Night of Broadway's Rocky at the Winter Garden Theatre - Curtain Call - New York, New York, United States - Friday 14th March 2014

Lynn Ahrens, Thomas Meehan, Stephen Flaherty, Steven Hoggett, Sylvester Stallone and Terence Archie
Lynn Ahrens, Thomas Meehan, Sylvester Stallone and Steven Hoggett
Lynn Ahrens, Thomas Meehan, Stephen Flaherty, Steven Hoggett, Terence Archie, Sylvester Stallone, Margo Seibert and Alex Timbers
Andy Karl and Thomas Meehan

Charles Strouse's celebrates his 85th Birthday

Martin Charnin, Thomas Meehan and Charles Strouse - Charles Strouse's celebrates his 85th Birthday on backstage at the Broadway musical "Annie" at the Palace Theatre - New York City, NY, United States - Thursday 6th June 2013

Martin Charnin, Thomas Meehan, Arielle Tepper Madover and Charles Strouse

Opening night of the Broadway musical 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre - Curtain Call

Charles Strouse, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin and Palace Theatre - Charles Strouse, Thomas Meehan and Martin Charnin Thursday 8th November 2012 Opening night of the Broadway musical 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre - Curtain Call

Opening night of the Broadway musical 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre - Curtain Call

Charles Strouse, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin, Cast and Palace Theatre - Charles Strouse, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin and Cast Thursday 8th November 2012 Opening night of the Broadway musical 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre - Curtain Call

Charles Strouse, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin, Cast and Palace Theatre
Charles Strouse, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin, Cast and Palace Theatre

The Producers (2005) Review


Weak
I'll confess up front that I never saw The Producers on stage. Not that I didn't want to: I'm a huge fan of the original Mel Brooks film -- a movie I consider, bar none, his best work and one of the 10 greatest comedies ever made. (I even wanted to name my firstborn after Zero Mostel, but that's another story.) The Broadway show also earned critical praise the likes of which few stage productions have seen: 12 Tony Awards and a waiting list for tickets that spanned over a year.

In 1968, Brooks was at the top of his game. He was also at the very beginning of it: The Producers was his first feature film, and you can track the quality of his movies on a steady decline which stretches from the awesome Blazing Saddles (1974) to the middling Spaceballs (1987) to the awful Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), Brooks' last appearance behind the camera.

Continue reading: The Producers (2005) Review

To Be or Not to Be (1983) Review


OK
Over a decade after Mel Brooks envisioned a Nazi musical in The Producers, he got his chance to make one for real, in the remake of Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 film To Be or Not to Be. The movie itself is kind of a dud (Polish actor makes do during the Nazi invasion, impersonates the Germans to get out of trouble), but listen for the dirge theme, which was stolen e-x-a-c-t-l-y from the ominous tune periodically underlying Raiders of the Lost Ark. Listen for yourself!

The Producers (2005) Review


Weak
I'll confess up front that I never saw The Producers on stage. Not that I didn't want to: I'm a huge fan of the original Mel Brooks film -- a movie I consider, bar none, his best work and one of the 10 greatest comedies ever made. (I even wanted to name my firstborn after Zero Mostel, but that's another story.) The Broadway show also earned critical praise the likes of which few stage productions have seen: 12 Tony Awards and a waiting list for tickets that spanned over a year.

In 1968, Brooks was at the top of his game. He was also at the very beginning of it: The Producers was his first feature film, and you can track the quality of his movies on a steady decline which stretches from the awesome Blazing Saddles (1974) to the middling Spaceballs (1987) to the awful Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), Brooks' last appearance behind the camera.

Continue reading: The Producers (2005) Review

Spaceballs Review


Excellent
True story: Before I turned 18, I had seen Spaceballs far more times than I had seen Star Wars. Since then, innate geekiness caught up with me and Star Wars eclipsed it. But when I was ten, my loyalties were with the Mel Brooks parody; the Schwartz was with me.

I don't doubt this is the case for many fans of the best Brooks films--how many kids of the seventies saw Blazing Saddles before laying eyes on a real western, or Young Frankenstein before the bride of same? I point this out to place Spaceballs with those other, more acknowledged Brooks classics.

Continue reading: Spaceballs Review

To Be or Not to Be (1983) Review


OK
Over a decade after Mel Brooks envisioned a Nazi musical in The Producers, he got his chance to make one for real, in the remake of Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 film To Be or Not to Be. The movie itself is kind of a dud (Polish actor makes do during the Nazi invasion, impersonates the Germans to get out of trouble), but listen for the dirge theme, which was stolen e-x-a-c-t-l-y from the ominous tune periodically underlying Raiders of the Lost Ark. Listen for yourself!
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