The Great Performances: 1996

Posted by · 10:15 am · October 16th, 2009

1996 was an odd year, a year when the independent cinema dominated the weak product emerging out of Hollywood. I am going to confess right off the top of this article (as I have numerous times before) that I was not a fan of “The English Patient,” which for me remains one of the most […]

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SHORT TAKE: “The Producers” (***)

Posted by · 12:00 pm · December 1st, 2005

I never saw the stage production of Mel Brooks’s “The Producers.” It was the certifiable “it” item of the 2001 Tony Awards (taking in a record-breaking 12 wins). Now I’m fairly sure the film production is the stage musical on celluloid, with the typical additives that enhance the overall world that inhabits the story. If […]

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