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Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries
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Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries: Survival and Prolonged Adaptation

Alex Symons


Which strategies has Mel Brooks used to survive, adapt, and thrive in the cultural industries? How has he gained his reputation as a multimedia survivor? Taking an artist-focused approach, the book systematically identifies the range of Brooks' adaptation strategies across the Hollywood film, Broadway theatre, and American television industries. By combining a cultural industries approach together with that of adaptation studies, it also identifies an important new industrial practice employed by Brooks, defined here as ‘prolonged adaptation’. More significantly, the book also employs this met ... More

Keywords: cultural industries, multimedia, adaptation strategies, prolonged adaptation, production trends, critical attitudes, Hollywood film, Broadway theatre, American television

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780748649587
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748649587.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Symons, author