Mel Brooks: Make a Noise.

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise posterI love Mel Brooks. Who doesn’t? Recently I watched Mel Brooks: Make a Noise, a documentary about his life and career made by PBS’s American Masters. It covers his life from his birth to 2013 – touching on his personal life with his first wife (Florence Baum) and his second (actress Anne Bancroft), his early work on television as a writer for shows like Your Show of Shows (1950-1954) or Sid Caesar’s Caesar’s Hour (1954-1957), the creation of The Producers (1967) and his debut as a director, his subsequent films, his many successes and failures, his tendencies as a writer, and what makes him tick. Brooks is interviewed along with many of his collaborators, such as Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers, Cloris Leachman, Andrew Bergman, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Bill Pullman, Richard Lewis, David Steinberg, Tracey Ulman, Susan Stroman, and Neil Simon. Archive interviews are also used for people like Anne Bancroft, Madeline Kahn, Sid Caesar, Marty Feldman, and Gene Wilder (who is strangely missing from the contemporary interviews even though he’s still alive).
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Stags, Movies, and Marriage

*Wipes dust off DVDs and TV remote*

Sooo, yeah. Been absent for almost two months. For the most part, no great reason for that. Been busy but not so busy that I couldn’t have written up a thing or two here and there. I didn’t. One reason for that was because I got married 10 days ago. To get things rolling again, I want to start out with a crawl and discuss what I was treated to for my bachelor party and what I received after the big day.
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The Great Debate Blogathon Schedule

Blogathon Poster 3Hello, my fellow bloggers. The Great Debate Blogathon is this weekend. My co-host (CitizenScreenings) will be hosting Saturday and I Sunday. Here is the schedule as it stands right now. (NOTE: If you still want to join in, please comment below or send one of us an email. Contact information will be listed below the schedule, and we both would be more than happy to add you in.)
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