History Film / TheProducers

23rd Aug '16 5:10:40 AM Redkun
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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]]: realising that [[[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting the IRS never investigate the financial books of failed plays]], they plan to [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting oversell shares in a Broadway production]] by a wide margin, then [[SpringtimeForHitler deliberately produce a horrific flop]] which closes in one night, leaving them free to [[RunForTheBorder flee the country]] with the remainder of the massive initial investment.

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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]]: realising that [[[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting the IRS never investigate the financial books of failed plays]], they plan to [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting oversell shares in a Broadway production]] by a wide margin, then [[SpringtimeForHitler deliberately produce a horrific flop]] which closes in one night, leaving them free to [[RunForTheBorder flee the country]] with the remainder of the massive initial investment.
23rd Aug '16 5:10:25 AM Redkun
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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]]: they'll [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting oversell shares in a Broadway production]] by a wide margin, then [[SpringtimeForHitler deliberately produce a horrific flop]] which closes in one night, leaving them free to [[RunForTheBorder flee the country]] with the remainder of the massive initial investment [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting without the IRS investigating the books]].

The two schemers choose as their Broadway bomb ''SpringtimeForHitler'', a "love letter" to the [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler German dictator]] written by unrepentant Nazi Franz Liebkind. In the original film, their chosen director is Roger De Bris, who is [[GiftedlyBad wholly untalented]] and [[CampGay flamboyantly gay]], while Hitler is played by Lorenzo St. [=DuBois=] ("LSD"), a charismatic but seriously brain-damaged hippie. In the musical, Liebkind is chosen for the role of Hitler, but breaks his leg at the last minute and is replaced by [=DeBris=]. Bialystock and Bloom's plan culminates in a production which the opening night audience finds ''funny'' (they think it's satire), and since the play is announced to be a [[SoBadItsGood smash success]], things only go downhill for the protagonists from there.

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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]]: they'll realising that [[[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting the IRS never investigate the financial books of failed plays]], they plan to [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting oversell shares in a Broadway production]] by a wide margin, then [[SpringtimeForHitler deliberately produce a horrific flop]] which closes in one night, leaving them free to [[RunForTheBorder flee the country]] with the remainder of the massive initial investment [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting without the IRS investigating the books]].

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The two schemers choose as their Broadway bomb ''SpringtimeForHitler'', a "love letter" to the [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler German dictator]] written by unrepentant Nazi Franz Liebkind. In the original film, their chosen director is Roger De Bris, who is [[GiftedlyBad wholly untalented]] and [[CampGay flamboyantly gay]], while Hitler is played by Lorenzo St. [=DuBois=] ("LSD"), a charismatic but seriously brain-damaged hippie. In the musical, Liebkind is chosen for the role of Hitler, but breaks his leg at the last minute and is replaced by [=DeBris=]. [=DeBris=].

Bialystock and Bloom's plan culminates in a production which the opening night audience finds ''funny'' (they think it's satire), and since the play is announced to be a [[SoBadItsGood smash success]], things only go downhill for the protagonists from there.
22nd Aug '16 4:14:26 PM Discar
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* DitzySecretary: Ulla, the receptionist hired by Max. She 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). In the stage version, she becomes lead actress in the ShowWithinAShow.
28th Jul '16 10:29:30 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: [[invoked]]Max to Leo at the trial (whose "defense" of Max begins with a list of all of Max's faults) in the both movies; Max then says again to the off-key chorus of old ladies at the trial in the musical remake.
** Also Max trying to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan calm Leo down]]; he responds to being splashed with water and being slapped by adding to his hysteria:
-->'''Leo''': [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry I'm hysterical!]]\\
'''Max''': Hold on, I'm coming! I'm coming! Take it easy!\\
[Max throws water over him]\\
'''Leo''': (several {{beat}}s) ''I'M WET! I'M WET! I'M HYSTERICAL AND I'M WET!''\\
[Max slaps him]\\
'''Leo''': (beat) I'm in pain. ''I'M IN PAIN, I'M WET AND I'M STILL HYSTERICAL!!''


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* UnwantedAssistance: [[invoked]]Max to Leo at the trial (whose "defense" of Max begins with a list of all of Max's faults) in the both movies; Max then says again to the off-key chorus of old ladies at the trial in the musical remake.
** Also Max trying to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan calm Leo down]]; he responds to being splashed with water and being slapped by adding to his hysteria:
-->'''Leo''': [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry I'm hysterical!]]\\
'''Max''': Hold on, I'm coming! I'm coming! Take it easy!\\
[Max throws water over him]\\
'''Leo''': (several {{beat}}s) ''I'M WET! I'M WET! I'M HYSTERICAL AND I'M WET!''\\
[Max slaps him]\\
'''Leo''': (beat) I'm in pain. ''I'M IN PAIN, I'M WET AND I'M STILL HYSTERICAL!!''
28th Jul '16 10:24:38 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: [[invoked]]Max to Leo at the trial, whose "defense" of Max begins with a list of all of Max's faults.


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* UnwantedAssistance: Max to Leo at the trial, whose "defense" of Max begins with a list of all of Max's faults.
8th Jul '16 1:43:06 PM johnnycade7
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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 had ever received, until Hamilton broke the record in 2016 with sixteen). 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 and Creator/MatthewBroderick (as Bialystock and Bloom, respectively) which won twelve Tony Awards (the most Tonys a Broadway production had has ever received, until Hamilton broke the record in 2016 with sixteen).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.
8th Jul '16 1:22:43 PM johnnycade7
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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 had ever received, until Theatre/Hamilton broke the record in 2016 with sixteen). 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 and Creator/MatthewBroderick (as Bialystock and Bloom, respectively) which won twelve Tony Awards (the most Tonys a Broadway production had ever received, until Theatre/Hamilton Hamilton broke the record in 2016 with sixteen). 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.
8th Jul '16 1:21:16 PM johnnycade7
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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 and Creator/MatthewBroderick (as Bialystock and Bloom, respectively) which won twelve Tony Awards (the most Tonys a Broadway production has had ever received).received, until Theatre/Hamilton broke the record in 2016 with sixteen). 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 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.
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.
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