Mad About the Movies PDF Ý Mad About Epub /

Mad About the Movies PDF Ý Mad About Epub /

Mad About the Movies (Special Warner Bros Edition) [Epub] ➛ Mad About the Movies (Special Warner Bros Edition) ➜ MAD Magazine – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk In celebration of the th anniversary of Warner Bros comes this compilation of the best and worst of Mad magazine s celluloid satires, including Casabonkers , The Ecchorcist , Superduperman , and many In celebration of the th anniversary of Warner Bros comes this compilation of the best and worst of Mad magazine s celluloid satires, including Casabonkers , The Ecchorcist , Superduperman , and many.


10 thoughts on “Mad About the Movies (Special Warner Bros Edition)

  1. Ben Loory Ben Loory says:

    the movie spoofs collected in this book were basically my bible growing up i think they probably dictated both the course of my life and the evolution of my personality to a degree i m still not quite prepared to admit they re not quite as amazing now, when i ve seen all the movies and know what they re talking about and get all the jokes back then they were like some kind of marvelous code that i d spend hours trying to unravel and which seemed to hold the secrets of the universe and life it the movie spoofs collected in this book were basically my bible growing up i think they probably dictated both the course of my life and the evolution of my personality to a degree i m still not quite prepared to admit they re not quite as amazing now, when i ve seen all the movies and know what they re talking about and get all the jokes back then they were like some kind of marvelous code that i d spend hours trying to unravel and which seemed to hold the secrets of the universe and life itself even today, when people mention movies like the godfather or bullet, my first thought is always of these parodies and not the films themselves to tell the truth, almost all these parodies are better than the actual movies funnier, at least and shorter and without all the crappy music


  2. Paul Riches Paul Riches says:

    MAD About MAD Books It s time to get MAD Or, in this case, get MAD with multiple books that feature MAD Magazine and it s crazy cracked view of reality.Now for the Muggles out there, MAD Magazine is a humour publication that has been around since the 1950s, skewering life and society and movies and television and politics and advertising and even itself My love for MAD has been around my whole life, as I have expressed before.But now, back to my plethora of MAD books.Lets start with MAD About MAD Books It s time to get MAD Or, in this case, get MAD with multiple books that feature MAD Magazine and it s crazy cracked view of reality.Now for the Muggles out there, MAD Magazine is a humour publication that has been around since the 1950s, skewering life and society and movies and television and politics and advertising and even itself My love for MAD has been around my whole life, as I have expressed before.But now, back to my plethora of MAD books.Lets start with a history of MAD with Good Days And MAD A Hysterical Tour Behind the Scenes at MAD Magazine by Dick DeBartolo.This volume, published in 1994, is a memoir penned by DeBartolo, who is a long time MAD writer and knows tons and tons about the venerable institution He fills this book with gazillions of stories from over his decades working for Bill Gaines, the cofounder and leader of MAD Accompanying the tales, which and very short and breezy and to the point, are also gazillions of pictures and cartoons and reprints filling the pages It makes a smorgasbord of info and fun and interesting stories, and it all feels very real DeBartolo also puts all through the book tons of forewords, written by all sorts of MAD staff and others, because, well, he forgot that he asked so many people to write a foreword for him And yes, that is an obvious joke.The wacky stories range from his and others relationship with Gaines, pranks played, the infamous MAD trips that Gaines paid for, the origin of the MAD radio spots which I had never heard of till now , the MAD paperback books that I miss so much, the MAD travelling slide show which I also had never heard of till now , the 60 Minutes feature on MAD, an excellent reprint of the infamous George Lucas letter about the Star Wars parody, and the eveninfamous legends about Gaines being cheap cheap cheap with company expenses but very generous generous generous with his personal fortune.The chapters at the end dealing with Gaines later years and health are sad, and even sadder when his passing occurs Included is the full page ad MAD put in the New York Times addressing his death.I didn t mind when DeBartolo goes off topic and discusses his other careers, such as working on gameshows and magazines and consumer product reviews But even through we know these stories take place in the 1970s and 1980s and 1990s, he rarely gives an indication of when anything takes place, which is frustrating for continuity buffs like myself And once in a while, they go into the TMI area.A history of MAD has to include one defining department.MAD Fold This Book by Al Jaffee is of course all about the legendary Fold In that MAD puts on the inside back cover of tons and tons of issues going back decades Jaffee invented the fold in as kind of a parody of Playboy magazines fold out You read the caption and see the drawing, then fold the page in on itself, which creates a new drawing and caption, all to make a humourous point This collection, featuring commentary by Jaffee who is right now in his 90s talks about the creation of the fold in and how he makes them, plus several examples of them and his thoughts on some individual pieces.For the history buffs, the first Fold In was in MAD issue 86 from April 1964 and its topic was the much publicized Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton affair MAD number 119 in June 1968 had the first colour Fold In, and MAD had its first Fold In cover on issue 320 in July 1993 Jaffee covers all sorts of topics from politics to the Vietnam War to pollution to the generation gap to pollution to the evils of cigarettes, sometimes striking controversies.This is an extremely fun and fascinating slim volume, published in 1997, and has an introduction by Peanuts creator Charles Schultz Jafee does mention the rare occasions when the Fold In was not included in MAD, with explanations as too why MAD Fold This Book is a great look at this unique creation, and the history it looks at.One part of MAD history is their mocking adverting..Which MADvertising A MAD Look at 50 years of MADison Avenue by former MAD Associate Editor David Shayne, who also has worked for various television shows, chronicles massively Published in 2005, Shayne starts at the beginning with how ad parodies were practically part of the MAD DNA pretty much from the start In fact, Gaines despised most advertising, including false ones, and for cigarettes, and constantly railled against them.Shayne gives us generous helping of reprints of all sorts of MAD s attacks on ads, sometimes even showing the original ads Much efforts were put into these parodies, going back decades, and plenty of background material on the originals and how MAD made the parodies And quite often, it seems like MAD puteffort the satires then the companies that made the source ads did This detailed throughout the volume, and seeing how photography Irving Schild went to great lengths to perfect what he was doing He also quite often used the MAD staff and their families and friends as models for this features We also find out that some of the artists drawing the parodies worked on real ads, which is interesting.One of my favourites is a parody of My Fair Lady called My Fair Ad Man, with song satires inspired by the musical and advertising It is a great bit of work and excellent part of history One drawback is that sometimes the text in the source ads and satire ads are too small to read properly, which can be very hard on the eyes.And eyes are what we watch movies with..That awful segue leads to MAD About Movies, the WB Special Edition This huge collection, published in 1998, features all Warner Brothers movies, who are the corporate owners of MAD We get an introduction by famous movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, all saluting MAD and its parodies.This collection is in order of when the films were released, which makes the historical and cultural aspect of them even better What is also awesome to me, being a longtime film buff, since I have seen most of the movies parodied here And it is interesting to see how much of MAD s commentary I agree and disagree with over these classics Okay, I am stretching that word here, because Under Siege is included in this volume And they are right that the Steve McQueen vehicle Bullitt sucks.One of the best parts of MAD About Movies for the Geek part of me is seeing their parodies of Superman The Movie and Superman II, and Batman 1989 These are awesome beyond belief They also have Siskel and Ebert guest host the Mars Attacks satire, and for the insanely die hard fans, MAD includes the parody of Up The Academy, the comedy movie they sponsored in the early 1980s and quickly disowned.The only downside to the entire volume is the graphic design sucks For 1998, it looks like no one at MAD knew what computer design was, making this volume look like something from the 1970s.And a much better design went into..MAD About Super Heroes, version 2.5, which was published in 2012 This collection is huge, and has a gazillion movie and television parodies, along with general hero satires Volume one probably has the earlier stuff like Super Duper Man and Starchie, and can t wait to see that one someday I do really like the politicians, as super heroes ones, including Super Delegate, and the Sergio Aragones pages are great as well.Some of my favourites include X Men 2, Watchmen, and the graphic novel review for Infinite Secret Crisis On All Earthly Worlds which just feels so much like so many modern event comics I also really really really loved the Constantine and Green Lantern parodies because those movies really really really deserved it.Whew And that is a wrap on this look at these MAD books I have always loved MAD s crazy cracked view of reality, and yes I love that term nudge nudge wink wink, and I have always loved how MAD magazine gives laughs and learning to its readers And these books are no exception.Scoopriches


  3. Shalor T. Shalor T. says:

    I ve always been fond of the MAD movie parodies from a young age I might not have understood all of the jokes, but I enjoyed all of the little gags that they threw in Unfortunately this book has gone out of print, but you can still find the occasional copy on the internet or in the sale bin of your local B N Where I found mine In this book MAD collects several of their best movie parodies, some of which I liked some of which didn t strike as strong cord with me All though out this though I ve always been fond of the MAD movie parodies from a young age I might not have understood all of the jokes, but I enjoyed all of the little gags that they threw in Unfortunately this book has gone out of print, but you can still find the occasional copy on the internet or in the sale bin of your local BN Where I found mine In this book MAD collects several of their best movie parodies, some of which I liked some of which didn t strike as strong cord with me All though out this though, the book is incredibly well illustrated fans of the magazine will absolutely adore this collection


  4. Steve Gross Steve Gross says:

    Hilarious


  5. M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews says:

    Lots of great movie parodies in here.


  6. Monica Monica says:

    this book is sooo funny it has a bunch of paradies of shows and movies like x men in the book its men and and the sound of music in the book its the sound of money


  7. Phil Williams Phil Williams says:

    Great Mad movie satires from Gone With The Wind to The Shining to the Harry Potter movies A lot of fun.


  8. Mike Farris Mike Farris says:

    Funny


  9. Lynda Lynda says:

    Very funny.


  10. C. J. Scurria C. J. Scurria says:

    It s a strange bit of bittersweet that when I was younger I didn t like topics being lampooned that would be considered risky as I apparently had some sort of be p c kind of thoughts about what to make fun of Now I long for the days of MAD Comics the one mainstay of unapologetic comedy that has now retired its popular work of edgy fun which includes this collection of their many spoofs, the movie parodies No this is not the ones you ve heard of in movie form that only brush the surface It s a strange bit of bittersweet that when I was younger I didn t like topics being lampooned that would be considered risky as I apparently had some sort of be p c kind of thoughts about what to make fun of Now I long for the days of MAD Comics the one mainstay of unapologetic comedy that has now retired its popular work of edgy fun which includes this collection of their many spoofs, the movie parodies No this is not the ones you ve heard of in movie form that only brush the surface and make random, non relevant culture jabs on the side the writers of Airplane were experts on it the Disaster Movie makers nearly sunk it, pun intended here you read caricatures of movie stars and starlets doing their most notable works but being spotlighted by a spoof title and jabs at the plot believability, scenes and set ups, heack even their career is not safe to be spoofed on these comic style pages It s such a relief that this version I am talking about the Director s Cut edition here has an index showing their listings and the original title respectively in case you are unfamiliar with the work being spoofed This book is a must have One of the things Mad was known for was not only humor but just how they did it You will be laughing and not humoring the jokes like the latest SNL sketch would.Try this book out It s fresh out of Sillywood I must think of a better alternate ending to this one


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