The Producers (1968) –
like the granny porn that comes up when you search for dancing Hitlers.
You don’t expect it. But you are intrigued.
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– FilmSack Edition
Opener: Oh hail Hitler, For my feature film directorial debut I think I will make the “inception” of comedies by making a movie about a jewish accountant and a jewish broadway producer taking advantage of a hundred little old ladies by overselling a comedy about Hitler. kind of life this podcast. Also, Mr. Belvedere cross dresses. I seriously need my blue blankie.
Twitter: The Producers (1968) – like the granny porn that comes up when you search for dancing Hitlers. You didn’t expect it. But you are intrigued.
Stuff I Loved:
Straight from StudioAnal
Max Bialystock is humping something with a giant chin.
Nope…old lady with a hat
Checkies…need the checkies
Singing the “doing stuff race song”
A cabinet full of old ladies
Hold me touch me…sounds like the lady who played Granny in Bugs Bunny Tweety when she runs
Who names their kid Zero
Jackie Gleason surprise look and scream.
Fat guys breaking coffee tables. I thought Chris Farley invented that. Guess not. Why is it so fun.
Papa’s neck is broken.
Old lady cat.
Wow…his cat impersonation is amazing. Reminds me of another fat actor…Paul Blart.
What is that instrument they used in the late 60s that makes that sound. Electric Harpsichord
I wish I knew what all those posters were on the walls of his office
Dick Shawn as L.S.D.
Gene Wilder is so young! Uh..huh..huh…huh
Screwing old ladies for a living. I’ve done worse.
Milk Maid and Stable boy
Thursday…we can play on Thursday.
The Contessa and The Chauffeur. Wasn’t that the plot behind Driving Mrs. Daisy ….Crazy. The granny porn nobody wanted to see.
Why is he driving Speed Buggy on that old lady’s lap.
Hold be touch me. Gouge my eyes out.
The classic “not enough hair for the top of your head so let’s grow out what we do have” and swirl it around and get really sweaty.
The cruel rape of Lucretia. I’ll be rape.
Landlords are bad.
Scared. can’t talk.
Love Wilder’s semi nervous smile.
I’m having a rhetorical conversation
Hundreds of little old ladies…the best business plan.
He was a once was…now a has been.
The clean freak in me was dying during the coffee window cleaning.
You reckon that was Justin Bieber down in that fancy town car he was yelling at?
Fish faced man of the people.
Stage acting. Yelling is comedy.
My blue blanket!
I don’t like people touching my blue blanket.
This is a Bugs Bunny toon if I ever saw one.
Worst play ever
Step 1 through Step 6
Rio by the sea-o
oooh…I fell on my keys.
Like Nero jumped on Poppaea
Neurotic performance. Hysterical attacks.
The scary smile…I have seen it as recent as the newest terminator.
The hot dog vendor is a biznatch.
War and Piece? was that a real movie?
The corruption of Leo Bloom.. Money and power is calling him away from his drab gray existence.
The Metamorphosis…Transformer into a giant cockroach. Too good.
Springtime for Hitler.
A couple of Jews robbing old ladies to make a film about Hitler
Trope: Lady on the bottom floor window in the city as the gatekeeper. Concierge. Rollers and all. She is such a muppet.
He keeps birds…filthy birds.
Trope: Birdman on roof The Kraut.
Kissing pigeons on his roof…sending letters home. Bird shit on his helmet.
Winston Churchill was not nearly as awesome as Hitler.
Naaaazeees. – Churchhill
Checks to cash.
Trope: We hate musicians who try to bring romance to a business meeting.
Lee Meredith. One of Mel Brooks favorites.
Some weird pointy booby bras they used to wear in the 60s
Brooks loved to use that low brow sexism humor.
Treating a man like a baby was all the rage back then.
The Monocle Maniac of the director Congavia? Personal secretary.
The Foley work in this movie is weird.
accidentally touching a man’s statue ass made people uncomfortable back then. Touching other men was uncomfortable. So homophobic.
Cross dressing Belvedere. My favorite.
Shutup. He thinks he’s witty.
Ballet Hitler made the most sense visually.
We are only seeing singing Hitlers!
Cutting Hitlers short
Respberry’s were all the rage in the late 60s
Beatnik. Always, calling Dick Shawn “young man”…I think that was his thing.
Dick Shawn. Never knew of him before this movie. But he had to influence Robin Williams. His stream of consciousness comedy. Trivia. He died on stage…literally at a performance at San Diego.
Campbell soup can. High art in the ordinary was only visible if you were high as fuck. That was the attitude of the average person during this time period.
This is rated PG…but the sexual stuff is right on the edge. Those pasties barely cover up anything on the World ladies in the musical
This was to be inappropriate for the time. To Celebrate Hitler.
It’s hard for me to relate for my generation. Now put up a cold war villain and I am in.
Well the Broadway play was not a flop.
Screaming Nazi trying to kill the boys.
We are blown up
Scott Johnson is a crook who has taken money from little old ladies
They continue to do their thing even in prison.
They never learn their lesson.
Interesting bookend credits.