Mel Brooks is the subject of Imagine tonight on BBC2 at 10pm, followed by the film version of Young Frankenstein at 11pm and The Producers at 12.55am.
I thoroughly enjoyed Imagine. Mel Brooks is indeed a very funny man. I didn't know he had been a drummer in his youth and I thought the scene where he demonstrated his skills by drumming on his desk with his hands was terrific. But the thing that shines through all his comedy is his sense of timing, which is obviously honed by his rhythmic sensibility.
Post by theatremonkey.com on Feb 19, 2018 16:37:16 GMT
Watched the movie version for the first time. Sadly decided this whole thing is just not for me. Smiled once when the kid was fired into bed, and that was about it. Wilder and Feldman, though, are comedy and acting geniuses.
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