Watch: Trailer for American Masters Doc 'Mel Brooks: Make a Noise'

March 11, 2013
Source: USA Today

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

Rarely do we take the time to feature items from television, but when we do, it's because of some sort of great tie-in to the world of cinema, or because it's worthy of the same attention that films on the big screen deserve. PBS has one such project as part of their American Masters documentary series, focusing on distinctively American people that made our culture, the people that changed our history. Every now and then this includes some of cinema's most iconic minds, and in May, we'll get to see Mel Brooks: Make a Noise, a documentary taking a look at the prolific comedian and longtime writer/director of such films as Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and more. Now we can see the first trailer below.

Here's the first trailer for the documentary Mel Brooks: Make a Noise, directly from USA Today:

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise journeys through Brooks’ early years in the creative beginnings of live television with Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows to the film genres he so successfully satirized in Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, and Spaceballs and the groundbreaking Broadway musical version of his first film, The Producers. Robert Trachtenberg is writer, director, producer, and editor of the documentary which features interviews with Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman, Matthew Broderick, Tracey Ullman and more. The documentary will premiere on May 20th, 2013 on PBS.

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The producers, his first film, is still my favorite. Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder were so good together in that. Lucky for everyone here it is on Netflix.

Prestron on Mar 11, 2013


Its so damn funny! No other man could have thought up Springtime for Hitler. So good!

grimjob on Mar 11, 2013


This makes me smile

Nick Sears on Mar 11, 2013


Ethan, thanks for bringing this to my attention, I was not aware of this doc A must watch for sure

Tester on Mar 11, 2013


Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks Any man that right deserves to have his life documented. I'll watch it. And thanks for the heads up about it.

Thexn on Mar 11, 2013


I haven't seen blazing saddles, but does anyone find Mel brooks unfunny? I love parodies like Austin powers for example but I find men In tights and space balls unfunny. Men in tights is just not funny and space ball's comedy is based on making a reference not a good joke. I know people love these movies I just don't get it.

Guy on Mar 11, 2013


Its all opinion. You should see Blazing Saddles. And Young Frankenstein. Both of those are superior to the two you mentioned in that not only did they have the superb Gene Wilder, the supporting casts were perfection. But i did love Men in Tights and Spaceballs. Avoid Dracula: Dead and Loving It, just awful. Oh, and watch The Producers, also great.

grimjob on Mar 11, 2013


Blazing Saddles change the world of Spoof movies showing that they can be epic, funny and stick in your friken head for the rest of your life. Don't forget other greats Silent Movie, High Anxiety and History of the World: Part I. Mongo only pawn... in game of life.

DJROBL on Mar 12, 2013


Catch Seinfeld visiting Brooks in "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - I Want Sandwiches, I Want Chicken", think it's the last episode. (It might be blocked in your country.)

David Banner on Mar 11, 2013


PBS is one of the greatest channels. They make some of the best documentaries.

PBS RULES on Mar 11, 2013


"PUTTIN' ON DA RIIIIIIIIITZ!!! ...makes me cry with laughter every single time I hear it...

Azzard Gordon on Mar 12, 2013


I need to go back and watch some Brooks movies. I Haven't seen Men in Tights in a long time.

Staatz on Mar 12, 2013

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