Contemporary Comedic Genius: Mel Brooks and Friends

Mr. Marshall returns for another season of Comedic Genius with a tribute to that master of funny films, Mel Brooks. Using commentary and an assortment of film clips, he’ll examine the back stories and contexts of Brooks’ most notable works: The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and Blazing Saddles. Marshall also offers us a glance at Make a Noise, a documentary about Brooks. And if time allows, he’ll step outside Mel’s movie world for a look at the careers of Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, and Richard Pryor, the stars in his three finest films. As Max Bialystock crowed: “If you’ve got it, flaunt it, baby!  Flaunt it!”
Event Type
Martin J. Marshall
Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus
4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord
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Mondays, September 18 & 25; October 2, 9 & 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$60 for OLLI members
$84 for non-members