Lynn’s Druthers Marathon, part 14
Title: The Producers
Length: 88 minutes
Director: Mel Brooks
Writer: Mel Brooks
Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder
Music: John Morris (score); Mel Brooks, Norman Blagman & Herbert Hartig (songs)
Oscars: won for Best Original Screenplay, nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Wilder)
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), a couple days ago
Synopsis: a Broadway producer tries to rip off investors
Story: It’s at its best when it’s absurd and unpredictable, and once the story gets going, it could hardly be more predictable, plot-wise.
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, ). There’s one epic scene, that makes up most of the first act, which is all kinds of crazy hilarious. The rest of the movie is nice, and often funny, and unexceptional.
Objective Rating (Average):