BROOKS Mel( director, screenwriter, actor, producer.)
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BROOKS (Brooks) Mel (p. 28. 06. 1926), director, screenwriter, actor, producer. Real name - Melvin Kaminsky.
Born into a poor Jewish family immigraantov from Poland and Russia. Played on a drum under the patronage of Buddy Rich, jazz legend. After a brief involvement in World War II returned to the cabaret, changed his name first on the Brukman (name), and then to Brooks. Put TV 'best show', the author worked in a team 'Young Turks', together with K. Reiner and Neil Simon. In the 60's parody series set for TV 'Be nice' and 'Man 2000 years'.
Since 1954, he wrote scripts for movies. Directorial film debut in the satirical burlesque 'Producers' (1968) won him the prize Oscar for the script through successful parody individual numbers, like the musical number 'Spring for Hitler'. Bast filming 'The Twelve Chairs "by Ilf and Petrov in 1970 did not bring him laurels. Large commercial success of 'shining saddles' (1973), exquisite parody of Westerns, made the lead stand-up comedian Mel 70-ies, the only man who challenged the intellectual humorist Woody Allen. No less brilliant success was a parody of horror films 'Young Frankenstein' (1973). Less successful parody of the films comic era beginning of the century 'mute cinema' (1976) because of the chaotic scenario. Excellent knowledge of A movies. Hitchcock demonstrated in Mel Brooks 'fear of heights' (1978), in which the formal mastery of his directing peaked. In the tapes of the best periods of his career, he worked with a permanent company of actors (Gene Uaydler, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman).
. His art is skillfully combined the styling of parody and irony in the movie 'Spaceballs' (1987), a parody of the movie 'Star Wars'
. Painting 'World History, Part I' (1981) is filled with ethnic gegami, burlesque scenes, but it lacks coherence, and sometimes her humor is tasteless. Realizing that his best years behind, in the film 'Life - shit' (1991) he attempted to pay tribute to the creativity of his beloved in the. de Shiki, but the story of the millionaire who has got to the dump, could not find a response even among his ardent admirers. Two attempts to return to the parody of popular genres 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights' (1993) and 'Dracula: Dead and pleased with it' (1996) did not meet with understanding neither the critics nor the audience.
. Vitaly Trofimov
. Award Oscar in the category 'original script' for 1968