History Film / TheProducers

26th Feb '17 9:51:37 AM eroock
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* LeavingAudience: Max and Leo ''want'' this to happen when they creat ''Springtime for Hitler''. The entire audience is on the verge of doing this right after the end of the opening number. Then Hitler starts singing...

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* LeavingAudience: Max and Leo ''want'' this to happen when they creat create ''Springtime for Hitler''. The entire audience is on the verge of doing this right after the end of the opening number. Then Hitler starts singing...
26th Feb '17 4:52:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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''The Producers'' is a 1968 comedy film directed by Creator/MelBrooks; it stars Zero Mostel as failed Broadway producer Max Bialystock and Creator/GeneWilder as fearful accountant Leo Bloom. The film, now considered a comedy classic, launched Brooks' long film career; several decades later, he adapted it into a [[TheMusical Broadway musical]] starring Nathan Lane and Creator/MatthewBroderick (as Bialystock and Bloom, respectively) which won twelve Tony Awards (the most Tonys a Broadway production has ever received). The show and original film also won an Oscar for best screenplay and two Grammys (Best Long Form Music Video and Best Musical Show Album), making this production responsible for six of Mel Brooks' collection of eleven major awards in the entertainment industry. The Broadway adaptation was itself adapted into a film in 2005 (featuring Lane and Broderick in the primary roles), but this adaptation wasn't as well-received as the original film or the Broadway production.

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''The Producers'' is a 1968 comedy film directed by Creator/MelBrooks; it stars Zero Mostel as failed Broadway producer Max Bialystock and Creator/GeneWilder as fearful accountant Leo Bloom. The film, now considered a comedy classic, launched Brooks' long film career; several decades later, he adapted it into a [[TheMusical Broadway musical]] starring Nathan Lane Creator/NathanLane and Creator/MatthewBroderick (as Bialystock and Bloom, respectively) which won twelve Tony Awards (the most Tonys a Broadway production has ever received). The show and original film also won an Oscar for best screenplay and two Grammys (Best Long Form Music Video and Best Musical Show Album), making this production responsible for six of Mel Brooks' collection of eleven major awards in the entertainment industry. The Broadway adaptation was itself adapted into a film in 2005 (featuring Lane and Broderick in the primary roles), but this adaptation wasn't as well-received as the original film or the Broadway production.



** When Liebkind does a Winston Churchill impersonation to condemn Churchill's parodic pronunciation of the word "Nazis".

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** When Liebkind does a Winston Churchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill impersonation to condemn Churchill's parodic pronunciation of the word "Nazis".



* ChewingTheScenery: Leo in the "blue blanket" scene. Also, '''FAT!'''.
* ChorusGirls: ''Springtime for Hitler'' features goose-stepping chorus girls.



* {{Dehumanization}}:
-->'''Leo Bloom:''' Actors are not animals! They're human beings!
-->'''Max Bialystock:''' They are? Have you ever eaten with one?



* DitzySecretary: Ulla can't type, knows little English, and spends most of her time dancing on her desk. Max clearly hired her exclusively for her looks (and is also implied to be sleeping with her).



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This being Mel Brooks' first movie, it's a bit straight-forward compared to his later comedies.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: "Hold Me, Touch Me".

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: "Hold Me, Touch Me". Also, TheBartender is called "innkeeper" by Bialystock while he and Bloom celebrate the expected failure of ''SpringtimeForHitler''.



* EyeTake: The reaction shot of the audience after the opening number of "Springtime for Hitler". (They paid to see a Broadway musical titled "Springtime for Hitler"! What did they expect?)



* GiftedlyBad: Roger de Bris.

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* GiftedlyBad: Roger de Bris. Not to mention Franz Liebkind, whose play was already terrible before de Bris got his hands on it, and LSD, a "performance artist" of the worst kind.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Max and Leo make a farce out of an extremely offensive musical, hoping that people will hate it and they can claim a loss on the insurance they put on it. The show crosses the line so thoroughly that it comes back again, and audiences find it hysterical.



* HatesBeingTouched: Leo has a panic attack, screaming "Don't touch me! Don't touch me!" when Max tries to calm him down.



* HelloNurse: Ulla can at the rate of about one letter a minute, but can she ever work!



* HiredForTheirLooks: Ulla can't do anything secretarial and is hired simply because she's hot.



* IgnoreTheFanservice: As Max and Leo return to their office after the premiere of ''SpringtimeForHitler'', Ulla approaches Max in a zebra stripe bikini, and excitedly asks, "We make love?" Dejected over the failure of his ZanyScheme, Max rejects Ulla's offer, and tells her, "Go to work." She then breaks out into a sexy dance, as Max trained her to do whenever he said that phrase, but he and Leo don't stick around to watch.



* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: "Jacques Lepideux... Jacques Lepideux... Jack Lapidus?"



* JustFollowingOrders: Franz Liebkind greets people this way.
-->[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I was never a part of ze Nazi Party!]] I vas not responsible! I vas only following orders! ''Vhy do you persecute me?!''



* LeavingAudience: Max and Leo ''want'' this to happen when they creat ''Springtime for Hitler''. The entire audience is on the verge of doing this right after the end of the opening number. Then Hitler starts singing...



* NervousWreck: Leo Bloom.
* NewAgeRetroHippe: Lorenzo St. Dubois.



%%* OfficerOHara: Two of 'em. - ZCE

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%%* OfficerOHara: Two of 'em. - ZCE* NoIndoorVoice: Max Bialystock when he gets angry.


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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Max Bialystock likes to ask rhetorical questions. It frequently doesn't go well.
** Right after Bloom meets Bialystock at the beginning of the movie:
---> '''Max Bialystock''': How dare you condemn me without knowing all the facts!\\
'''Leo Bloom''': Mr. Bialystock, I don't condemn--\\
'''Max Bialystock''': Shut up! I'm having a rhetorical conversation.
** Later:
--->'''Bialystock:''' Have I ever steered you wrong?\\
'''Franz Liebkind:''' Always.\\


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* SexyScandinavian: Ulla speaks no English and does little more than dance around and look pretty.


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* ShesGotLegs: Ulla definitely counts.


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* SorryToInterrupt: Leo interrupts Max "feeling up the old lady", but Max has to prompt him to fulfill this trope.
-->'''Leo:''' Oh my God!\\
'''Max:''' You mean "oops," don't you? Just say "oops" and get out!\\
'''Leo:''' Ahahahahahahahaha...\\
'''Max:''' Not "ahahahahahahah!" "Oops"!\\
'''Leo:''' Oops! ''[slams the door]''


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* StuffBlowingUp: ZE KVICK FUSE!?! (To a massive amount of kaboom.)


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* StylisticSuck: Max and Leo ''try'' to make pure suck and accidentally ending up with SoBadItsGood hilarity instead... which is bad because success is exactly how their attempt to pull off a scam will get them caught.


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* UnbuiltTrope: The film is a {{Trope Namer|s}} for SpringtimeForHitler, but it also shows the consequences of Bialystock and Bloom making an unexpectedly successful play. Having oversold shares in the production of the play, they now have obligations they can't pay back, and face charges of fraud. [[spoiler:Finally, in a last desperate attempt to avoid responsibility, they try to blow up the theater, and that doesn't work either. Their impassioned plea in court is ignored, they are found "incredibly guilty" by the judge, and both of them go to jail.]]


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* WalkingOutOnTheShow: A few people walk out of ''Springtime For Hitler'' before the rest think it's a comedy.


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* WhamLine: When Max and Leo find their guaranteed flop:
-->'''Leo''': "Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp Through Berchtesgarden with Adolf and Eva."
26th Feb '17 3:46:40 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Ahem}}: Leo does this while going over Max's account. When he actually switches to saying "cough, cough", Max delivers this precious insult:
-->'''Max:''' I assume you are making those cartoon noises in order to attract my attention. Am I correct in my assumption, you fish-faced enemy of the people?
21st Dec '16 2:48:05 PM Discar
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* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex[=/=]AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with Bloom. He's treated as a loser for wanting to wait until marriage.

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* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex[=/=]AManIsNotAVirgin: EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Averted with Bloom. He's treated as a loser for wanting to wait until marriage.
19th Dec '16 5:18:20 PM eroock
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* RecursiveAdaptation: The 2005 film is based on the musical based on the 1968 original.
14th Dec '16 7:40:12 AM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: The 2005 version lands on the Type 5 end of the scale (Identical Adaptation).
2nd Dec '16 11:05:31 AM N1KF
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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 [[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}}''. At one point Max refers to Leo as "Prince Myshkin"; this is the protagonist of [[RussianRelaxing [[UsefulNotes/RussianRelaxing Dostoyevsky's]] novel ''Literature/TheIdiot''.
27th Nov '16 3:16:01 PM eroock
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* InstantlyProvenWrong: Max at the bar: "Quick! Hide your faces. They'll tear us to pieces. (cue the audience pouring in, cheering and applausing).
22nd Nov '16 8:14:29 AM eroock
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* NoAntagonist: The story has no antagonist. It's simply bad luck going against our {{Villain Protagonist}}s.
20th Nov '16 6:54:47 PM eroock
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%%* HamToHamCombat

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%%* HamToHamCombatHamToHamCombat - ZCE


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* ItsWhatIDo: Max' conversation with his landlord early on:
-->'''Max''': How can you take the last penny out of a poor man's pocket?
-->'''Landlord''': I have to. I'm a landlord.
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