The Mel Brooks Blogathon: The Producers (1967)

This post is part of the Mel Brooks Blogathon, hosted by The Cinematic Frontier. Read the rest of the posts in this tribute HERE! My mother, who has had a very strong influence on my love of movies, hocked me mercilessly about watching Mel Brooks’ The Producers when I was a teen. At the time … Continue reading The Mel Brooks Blogathon: The Producers (1967)

The Twelve Chairs: Mel Brooks’ Unique Spin on Russian Literature

This post is part of the Russia in Film Blogathon hosted by Fritzi at Movies Silently and sponsored by Flicker Alley. See the rest of the great posts in this blogathon HERE! What is it about stories that feature rich people who lose their money? For some reason, it often feels like a heart-rending tragedy, … Continue reading The Twelve Chairs: Mel Brooks’ Unique Spin on Russian Literature

TV Shows That Need To Be Available On DVD (Or Back In Print)

Everybody has their favorite TV shows that are maddeningly not available on DVD. Or, they're out of print and one would need to sell a kidney to afford to buy a copy on eBay. Here are some of my favorite shows currently unavailable or out-of-print: 1. Cindy - Originally broadcast on ABC in 1978 (I … Continue reading TV Shows That Need To Be Available On DVD (Or Back In Print)