Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film

Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film

by Mel Brooks

Audiobook(CD - Unabridged)

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Mel Brooks’ own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews, and hilarious commentary.Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema—and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This picture-driven book, written by one of the greatest comedy geniuses of all time, takes readers inside the classic film’s marvelous creation story via never-before-seen black and white and color photography from the set and contemporary interviews with the cast and crew, most notably, legendary writer-director Mel Brooks.With access to more than 225 behind-the-scenes photos and production stills, and with captions written by Brooks, this audiobook will also rely on interviews with gifted director of photography Gerald Hirschfeld, Academy Award–winning actress Cloris Leachman, and veteran producer Michael Gruskoff.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478942849
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Mel Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer and songwriter. Brooks is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies including The Producers, The Twelve Chairs; Blazing Saddles; Young Frankenstein; Silent Movie; High Anxiety; History of the World, Part I; Spaceballs; and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. More recently, he had a smash hit on Broadway with the musical adaptation of his first film, The Producers. An EGOT winner, he received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2009, the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award in June 2013, and a British Film Institute Fellowship in March 2015.

Ellen Archer is an award-winning narrator, actress, and singer with a degree in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters. She has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.

Robert Petkoff has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime. His audiobook narrations have won multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards as well as a coveted Audie Award.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I catch this movie whenever it's on tv and laugh as though I've never see it before. Always wondered if the making was as funny as the product; now I know the answer--Absolutely! Mel Brooks is a genius which is confirmed through his narration along with interviews of cast & production. A little sad whenever Brooks speaks of the brilliance of Gene Wilder. RIP, Gene. Thanks for the memories!
SuperBecky More than 1 year ago
I am a little disappointed that the book title isn't "How I did it" - Mel Brooks
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