History Film / TheProducers

15th Jun '16 4:46:59 AM Jeduthun
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In all versions, the story depicts Bialystock and Bloom meeting for the first time and immediately falling into a get-rich-quick scheme: they'll oversell shares in a Broadway production by a wide margin, then deliberately produce a horrific flop which closes in one night, leaving them free to flee the country with the remainder of the massive initial investment without the IRS investigating the books.

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In all versions, the story depicts Bialystock and Bloom meeting for the first time and immediately falling into a [[GetRichQuickScheme get-rich-quick scheme: scheme]]: they'll [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting oversell shares in a Broadway production production]] by a wide margin, then [[SpringtimeForHitler deliberately produce a horrific flop flop]] which closes in one night, leaving them free to [[RunForTheBorder flee the country country]] with the remainder of the massive initial investment [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting without the IRS investigating the books.
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* GetRichQuickScheme: What Bialystock and Bloom cook up, combining UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting and SpringtimeForHitler.


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* GetRichQuickScheme: As in the original, Bialystock and Bloom's scheme drives the plot.
14th Jun '16 6:45:55 AM jimbodeek
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* BookEnds: The 2005 movie begins and ends outside the Schubert Theater, where Max Bialystock presents a Broadway musical.



** Mel Brooks appears at the very end telling the audience to "get out!"

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** [[CreatorCameo: Mel Brooks Brooks]] appears at the very end telling the audience to "get out!"



* LighterandSofter: Both the musical and film based on it compared to the original dark comic film:

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* LighterandSofter: LighterAndSofter: Both the musical and film based on it compared to the original dark comic film:


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* RecursiveAdaptation: The 2005 film is based on the musical based on the 1968 original.
14th Jun '16 6:27:44 AM jimbodeek
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: In both the musical and its movie version, nearly everyone gets a happy ending. Examples include:
** Max [[spoiler:gets to be back on top once again and starts producing shows that are hits after ''Prisoners of Love'' goes to Broadway]].
** Leo [[spoiler:gets to be a Broadway producer working alongside Max, producing more and more smash hits]].
** Roger DeBris [[spoiler:gets to put on a smash hit Broadway musical and even star in it]]!
** After being freed with Max and Leo, Franz [[spoiler:gets to see his new musical, ''Prisoners of Love'' go to Broadway and be successful]].
14th Jun '16 6:06:56 AM jimbodeek
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* OffscreenCrash: Franz "breaking a leg".

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* OffscreenCrash: Franz "breaking a leg".o
* TheOner: Some scenes in the 2005 movie are made as these, especially in certain scenes when Max is singing. Most notable examples include the opening of ''Along Came Bialy''.
9th May '16 8:22:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** The "Yiddish" which translates as "Who do you have to fuck to get a break in this town?" comes from a speech given by Creator/CharlieChaplin in ''TheGreatDictator''.

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** The "Yiddish" which translates as "Who do you have to fuck to get a break in this town?" comes from a speech given by Creator/CharlieChaplin in ''TheGreatDictator''.''Film/TheGreatDictator''.
25th Apr '16 3:43:30 PM Bissek
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* HereWeGoAgain: At the end of the movie, Leo and Max have been thrown in prison for fraud. Max is producing a new musical entitled "Prisoners of Love" with a cast selected entirely from the inmates... and Leo has already sold at least 150% of the proceeds to the prisoners and guards.
15th Apr '16 6:11:34 AM Bissek
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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 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 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.
15th Apr '16 6:02:39 AM Bissek
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** "Heil Myself" was taken from the Mel Brooks film ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe''.
11th Mar '16 4:21:32 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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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 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''''' ''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 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.
5th Mar '16 5:25:14 PM rjung
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* TogetherInDeath: Just before Franz tries to shoot himself, he rhapsodizes about how he will soon be reunited with his Führer.
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