History Film / TheProducers

5th Apr '17 5:36:46 PM NWolfman
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* HollywoodAccounting: The plot revolves around two men trying to game the system by over-funding a show that they know will flop, then running off with the difference knowing that the IRS won't check the books. It's rumored to be the first motion picture to use the term "creative accounting."
2nd Apr '17 8:22:36 PM NWolfman
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* ScreenToStageAdaptation: Not the first, but easily one of the most well-regarded, arguably kick-starting a trend that continued into the following decades.
2nd Apr '17 5:21:23 PM NWolfman
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* InTheStyleOf: "When You Got It, Flaunt It" clearly borrows a lot from {{burlesque}}.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: Jim Borstelmann plays four roles; Scott the choreographer, Donald Dinsmore ("The Little Wooden Boy"), one of the little old ladies and a Bavarian peasant during the Springtime for Hitler number.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: Most productions of the musical call for a sparse cast for cast of twenty, with each member of the ensemble playing at least four swing roles. This carried over to the 2005 movies, where Jim Borstelmann plays four roles; Scott the choreographer, Donald Dinsmore ("The Little Wooden Boy"), one of the little old ladies and a Bavarian peasant during the Springtime for Hitler number.
29th Mar '17 7:54:42 PM danlansdowne
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** Notably averted in the stage production.
25th Mar '17 2:44:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** Going through a list of potential candidates for the worst play ever written, Bialystock comes across a synopsis for Creator/FranzKafka's ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis''. ("Nah, it's too good.") A Karmann Ghia is a model of Volkswagen. Leopold Bloom is the protagonist of Creator/JamesJoyce's novel ''{{Ulysses}}''. At one point Max refers to Leo as "Prince Myshkin"; this is the protagonist of [[UsefulNotes/RussianRelaxing Dostoyevsky's]] novel ''Literature/TheIdiot''.

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** Going through a list of potential candidates for the worst play ever written, Bialystock comes across a synopsis for Creator/FranzKafka's ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis''. ("Nah, it's too good.") A Karmann Ghia is a model of Volkswagen. Leopold Bloom is the protagonist of Creator/JamesJoyce's novel ''{{Ulysses}}''.''Literature/{{Ulysses}}''. At one point Max refers to Leo as "Prince Myshkin"; this is the protagonist of [[UsefulNotes/RussianRelaxing Dostoyevsky's]] novel ''Literature/TheIdiot''.
16th Mar '17 9:30:17 AM nombretomado
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* {{Adorkable}}: Matthew Broderick, who has also played the huggable [[WarGames David]] but the eternally cool [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris]] and the con man [[TheMusicMan Harold]].

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* {{Adorkable}}: Matthew Broderick, who has also played the huggable [[WarGames [[Film/WarGames David]] but the eternally cool [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris]] and the con man [[TheMusicMan [[Theatre/TheMusicMan Harold]].
11th Mar '17 12:10:53 PM Akaihiryuu
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: In-universe. This is why the audience loves the play (they think it's satire).
10th Mar '17 11:54:28 AM Geoduck
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'''Franz Liebkind:''' Always.\\

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'''Franz Liebkind:''' Always.\\
28th Feb '17 7:27:55 PM papyru30
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** "If You got it, Flaunt it"

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** "If "When You got it, Flaunt it"



** Instead of Franz, Max, and Leo trying to blow up the theater, Max and Leo get into a fight over the books, and Franz wants to get them both for breaking the "Sigfried Oath" with a pistol. Franz gets his legs broken, Max gets arrested and Leo is in a panic.
** "Prisoners of Love" also gets worked in at Sing Sing and we see it hit Broadway after Max, Leo and Franz are pardoned in TheMusical. We are also treated to the Reprise, "Leo and Max," which also has the page quote.

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** Instead of Franz, Max, and Leo trying to blow up the theater, Max and Leo get into a fight over the books, and Franz wants to get them both for breaking the "Sigfried Oath" with a pistol. Franz gets his legs broken, Max gets arrested and Leo is in a panic.
escapes.
** "Prisoners of Love" also gets worked in at Sing Sing and [[spoiler: we see it hit Broadway after Max, Leo and Franz are pardoned in TheMusical. TheMusical.]] We are also treated to the Reprise, "Leo and Max," which also has the page quote.


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* NoAntagonist: Just like the original.
28th Feb '17 7:23:19 PM papyru30
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** "Keep it Gay"
** "If You got it, Flaunt it"
** In the stage version "In Old Balverdia" shows who Franz is in about 5 seconds


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** "Keep it Gay" is, in part about Roger's desire to make comedies.


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** Franz almost all the time
** Roger and Carmen especially in the original Broadway run and film.
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