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The Integration of the Film and Theatre Industries: The Producers, 1968–2007

Alex Symons

in Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries: Survival and Prolonged Adaptation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748649587
eISBN:
9780748676484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748649587.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mel Brooks has capitalised on adapting material between theatre and film in order to sustain his long career in show business — a strategy clearly apparent in the invention and prolonged life of his ... More


Selling Up and Winning Trophies

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the circumstances of Levine’s sale of his company, Embassy, to the Avco Corporation in 1968. Because of various interrelated factors, corporations were looking to take over film ... More


Millennial Stages: Essays and Reviews 2001-2005

Robert Brustein

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115772
eISBN:
9780300135367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115772.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book offers a unique perspective on the American stage and its artists. The author examines crucial issues relating to theater in the post-9/11 years, analyzing specific plays, emerging and ... More


Positions and Polemics

Robert Brustein

in Millennial Stages: Essays and Reviews 2001-2005

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115772
eISBN:
9780300135367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115772.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses how the events during 9/11 have forever destroyed the innocence of Americans, as well as their craving for art and entertainment. For three or four days after September 11th, ... More


Coda

Petra Rau

in Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668649
eISBN:
9780748689149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668649.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the intertextual strategies and visual grammar of Quentin Tarantino’s alternative history film Inglourious Basterds which deals with the role the cinema in a successful plot to ... More


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