Mel Brooks

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Interview series is a December delight | Brief letters
Letters: Hadley Freeman | The joy of musicals | School inspections | Burglars


06, Dec, 2021 @5:40 PM

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Mel Brooks on losing the loves of his life: ‘People know how good Carl Reiner was, but not how great’
From best friend Carl Reiner to wife Anne Bancroft, the great comic has had to face great loss. But even in the middle of a pandemic, the 95-year-old is still finding ways to laugh

Hadley Freeman

04, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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All About Me! by Mel Brooks review – constant corpsing
The comedian and film-maker seems oblivious to his best material in an uneven life story in need of a punchline or two

Jonathan Romney

30, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fart history? Joseph Pujol trumps them all
Letters: The achievements of flatulist Joseph Pujol, and others, are celebrated by Meirion Bowen, Cyril Duff and David Hulme


20, Aug, 2021 @4:49 PM

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Mel Brooks announces his first memoir at the age of 95
All About Me!, to be published on 30 November, will cover everything from the film director’s military service to his long comedic partnership with Carl Reiner

Lucy Knight

04, Aug, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies review – Star Wars film boss gets his name up in lights
Alan Ladd Jr greenlit Star Wars, Alien, The Omen and many more – winning the lasting admiration of countless directors and actors. Now, his daughter has made a heartfelt celluloid tribute to the producer

Andrew Pulver

24, Apr, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Young Frankenstein review – Mel Brooks' cult classic gets clever, camp revival
There are plenty of belly laughs and a stellar lead but Alexander Berlage’s take on the original text lacks the nuanced meta-commentary he usually excels at

Cassie Tongue

24, Feb, 2021 @1:02 AM

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The best interviewees? Give me an actor in their winter years with a few scores to settle | Hadley Freeman
Older stars make the best subjects, and Carl Reiner will live on in my pantheon of greats

Hadley Freeman

11, Jul, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Carl Reiner obituary
American screenwriter, director and actor who created TV’s The Dick Van Dyke Show

Ronald Bergan

30, Jun, 2020 @3:37 PM

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Carl Reiner: farewell to the heavyweight master of American comedy
Much-loved writer, producer, director, actor, quiz host … and creator of a style of comedy stamped indelibly on US television and film

Peter Bradshaw

30, Jun, 2020 @1:32 PM

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Hollywood comedy legend Carl Reiner dies aged 98
Director of Steve Martin comedies The Jerk and The Man With Two Brains was also famed for his collaboration with Mel Brooks

Andrew Pulver

30, Jun, 2020 @1:31 PM

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'Just keep laughing!': Judi Dench leads older stars lifting spirits on Twitter
From Dench in a dog hat to Elaine Paige in flower-clad rubber gloves, entertainment royalty is standing up to coronavirus with some bizarre comic relief. Now, where’s Cher?

Stuart Heritage

18, Mar, 2020 @6:28 PM

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