An Audience for Mel Brooks's the Producers: The Avant-garde of the Masses

@article{Symons2006AnAF,
  title={An Audience for Mel Brooks's the Producers: The Avant-garde of the Masses},
  author={Alex Symons},
  journal={Journal of Popular Film and Television},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={24 - 32}
}
  • A. Symons
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Art
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television
Although American film comedy has been condemned by mass culture critics as indiscriminating and simplistic, the 1968 reception of Mel Brooks's controversial movie The Producers demonstrates otherwise. Through sociological investigation, the film's period readings display the sophistication of engagement and the unique audience disposition of an American avant-garde. 
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