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For Mel Brooks the spoofing is in the details. The classic Hollywood Horror film is always black-and-white and includes scene transitions like iris outs, wipes and fades to black. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood Horror is no different. He even tracks down the original equipment from the mad doctor’s lab first used in the 1931 Frankenstein film. Learn more about the art of the Brooks homage (or, to spoof with accuracy) from American Masters | PBS http://to.pbs.org/11OtyQa
“Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” premieres tomorrow night at 9/8c on PBS
May 20, 2013 at 2:01 am
In this new video from PBS Digital Studios' INVENTORS series, Randall Olsen takes us from his lab to a battleship to learn about his DANTE Antenna Technology that allows low-cost, high-speed directional ship-to-ship communication.
Randall Olsen is a civilian employee of the US Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) where he heads a team developing new technology for th...
May 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm
What came first: the Mel Brooks movie or the cliché? The classic Hollywood Sci-Fi spaceship always gets gratuitous screentime from every camera angle. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood spaceship appears in a continuous one minute and 40 second scene detailing its ridiculous length. Learn more about the art of the Brooks trope (or, making the cliché absurd) from American Masters | PBS http://to.pbs.org/13daKNu
May 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm
Got Gatsby on the brain? Check out this 1920s cocktail recipe from PBS Food, and learn how Prohibition inspired an era of drunken excess in America. (via Tori Avey of The Shiksa: http://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/great-gatsby-prohibition-fitzgerald/
May 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm
Mel Brooks never met a stereotype he couldn’t upend. The classic Hollywood cowboy is always white. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood cowboy is black. And his Indian chief speaks Yiddish. Learn more about the art of the Brooks stereotype (and turning it on its head) from American Masters | PBS http://to.pbs.org/13davBX
“Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” premieres Monday, May 20th at 9/8c on PBS
May 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm
TONIGHT: PBS' MacNeil and Lehrer look back at the Senate Watergate hearings on PBS NewsHour. What do you remember?
Forty years ago, in the summer of 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer led public broadcasting's gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings -- co-anchoring all 250 hours of the proceedings, and launching the beginnings of what the PBS NewsHour is today.
May 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm
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