Oeuvre: Brooks: Dracula: Dead and Loving It
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Oeuvre: Brooks: Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Dracula: Dead and Loving It is an embarrassingly poor end to Mel Brooks’ legendary directing…

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Oeuvre: Brooks: Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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Oeuvre: Brooks: Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Brooks doesn’t ever quite pinpoint why it is that Robin Hood himself - both as…

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Oeuvre: Brooks: Life Stinks
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Oeuvre: Brooks: Life Stinks

Life Stinks is not quite a disaster, but in its lifeless recapitulation of Trading Places-esque…

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Oeuvre: Brooks: Spaceballs
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Oeuvre: Brooks: Spaceballs

Brooks manages to highlight the absurdity of the Star Wars world years before George Lucas’…

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Oeuvre: Brooks: History of the World, Part I
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Oeuvre: Brooks: History of the World, Part I

By 1980, it was becoming apparent that Mel Brooks’s best work was behind him. His…

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Oeuvre: Brooks: High Anxiety
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Oeuvre: Brooks: High Anxiety

Oeuvre: Brooks: Silent Movie
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Oeuvre: Brooks: Silent Movie

Silent film has always coursed through the veins of Brooks' cinematic output, which is why…

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Oeuvre: Brooks: Young Frankenstein
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Oeuvre: Brooks: Young Frankenstein

Oeuvre: Brooks: Blazing Saddles
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Oeuvre: Brooks: Blazing Saddles

There are plenty of gems in Mel Brooks' filmography, but Blazing Saddles will never be…

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Oeuvre: Brooks: The Twelve Chairs
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Oeuvre: Brooks: The Twelve Chairs

A confident second feature from a filmmaker expanding his capabilities while developing a visual grammar…

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