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Brooksfilms (Firm)

Overview
Works: 44 works in 223 publications in 2 languages and 12,370 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Parody films  Musical films  History  Science fiction films  Biographical films  Horror films  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brooksfilms (Firm)
Spaceballs by Mel Brooks( Visual )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parody of epic science fiction movies, especially the original "Star wars" trilogy. Two space bums attempt to rescue a space princess from an assortment of space villains
The elephant man by David Lynch( Visual )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity
Robin Hood : men in tights by Mel Brooks( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood attempts to save England from Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham, while also winning the heart of Maid Marian
The producers by Mel Brooks( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able to produce flops. Things turn around for Max when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. With this in mind, they decide to produce a musical called 'Springtime for Hitler' written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct and hire the loopy Swedish bombsheel Ulla as the lead actress
History of the world, part 1 by Mel Brooks( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous look at the ages of man. Includes eras through the French Revolution and some parts of history that never quite made it to the textbooks
84 Charing Cross Road by David Jones( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helene Hanff is a New Yorker who loves books but cannot afford expensive ones. When she sees an ad in the Saturday Review for a London bookstore, she sends them her want list and is soon delighted to receive a package of used books - good readable editions, cheap. She begins a correspondence with the bookseller, Frank Doel. Built on a basis of mutually held taste, knowledge, interests and consideration, the bond between the lonely New Yorker and the reserved Londoner lasts for years without the two people ever meeting each other. Based on a true story and the long running play
The fly by David Cronenberg( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seth Brundle develops a system to transport objects in a matter of seconds, but when he tries it on himself, Seth's genes and molecules are accidentally fused with those of a fly. Seth's excitement over his new physical abilities turns into a nightmare as his insect half begins to take over
The twelve chairs by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately to Moscow to find the hidden fortune
To be or not to be by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two actors, Frederick and Anna Bronski, get caught up in Germany's invasion of Poland, a leaking of top secret information and an incredible plot to thwart the Nazis
Frances by Graeme Clifford( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a small-town girl who tasted the glory in Hollywood and on Broadway, and then went on to lead a life in which everything went wrong. After winning a nationwide high school essay contest, Frances takes up acting, and escapes Seattle by winning a trip to Russia, ending up a contract player for Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. Frances continually bucks the system, and her refusal to play the game gets her in trouble with studio bosses, publicity people, everyone. Her strong-willed mother steps in to help her, and that's when her troubles really begin--series of hospitalizations, brutally mistreatment, and finally, a lobotomy. Frances never really got a chance to be who she should have been, or to do what she could have done. She had every gift she needed in life except for luck, useful friends, and an instinct for survival
My favorite year( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1954, the era of live TV, a hapless production assistant is given the task of keeping his alcoholic film idol out of trouble long enough to appear on the King Kaiser Hour
Dracula : Dead and loving it by Bu lu ke si( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of the spoofs, Leslie Nielsen, takes on the title role as the ever-loving Count
The doctor and the devils by Freddie Francis( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two psychotic men need to kill. A mad scientist needs fresh bodies. Together the three terrorize England. Based on the writings of Dylan Thomas
Solarbabies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a future drought-stricken planet Earth in which groups of children and teenagers fight for control and battle against invaders
Robin Hood, men in tights ; Spaceballs( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROBIN HOOD (104 min.) : In this comedy spoof of the Robin Hood legend, Robin of Loxley, aided by his band of merry men, wrests power from the evil Prince John, humiliates the despicable Sheriff of Rottingham, and finds the key to the fair Maid Marian's heart--and her chastity belt
The fly collector's set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fly II: After Seth Brundle was 'debugged, ' his son, Martin Brundle, born of the human fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state
Life stinks by Mel Brooks( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filthy rich businessman bets a corporate rival that he can live on the streets of L.A. without the comforts of home or money, which proves to be tougher than he thought
Young Frankenstein ; Spaceballs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Frankenstein: Summoned by a will to his late grandfather's castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein soon discovers the scientist's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. Spaceballs: A band of intergalactic freedom fighters faces off against the forces of darkness
L'Homme Elephant( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity
Incredible Mel Brooks an irresistible collection of unhinged comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this unique first-of-its-kind collection, fans of the ferociously gifted entertainer will fall joyfully down a rabbit hole into a wonderland of television appearances, short films, documentaries, tributes, songs, and genuine rarities. Also includes a CD with long-lost comedy bits and songs from Mel's movies
 
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Alternative Names
Brooks Films (Firm)

Brooksfilms Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

BrooksFilms Production.

Brooksfilms Продюсерская компания

Languages
English (190)

French (1)

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