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More mischief from Mel Brooks.
Last week I was in Berlin and I couldn’t get this tune of of my head. It’s from The Producers by Mel Brooks.
The funny thing is that if the war went the other way, it’s probably the type of musical theatre that would show in the West End. Albeit in that case, the comic element of Hitler being a big screaming Mary would probably not feature.
The dance routine is fantastic. They were much more daring with the 2005 re-make than with the original 1968 Gene Wilder film – although I suppose the passage of time and the healing of wounds had a lot to do with that.
N.B. I’ve just noticed that the singing stormtrooper is none other than John Barrowman. In one way, it’s very funny; in another it shows up just how sinister the homoerotic nature of the SS was. (As if that was the only sinister thing about the SS…)