The Producers

Another Film That Didn’t Make My Top Ten List

It should have made the top ten. ‘The Producers’ is a touchstone film for me. I saw it when it came out at the cinema in a double bill with ‘Where’s Poppa?’ (or possibly ‘Kentucky Fried Movie’). The plot; terminally nervous accountant Gene Wilder attempts to do the books of sleazy theatrical agent Zero Mostel, […]

Repeat After Me

The Independent reports that scientists at Cornell University have created a computer program to break down the formula behind some of cinema catchphrases. Computer scientist Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil (possibly bothered by the fact that his name will never become a catchphrase) wanted to check political speeches and news bulletins to pick out the best lines, but […]

The Spirit Of Bialystock & Bloom

This clip is here for many reasons. Because it’s why my business partner Jim and I set up a company (originally to be called Bialystock & Bloom, but mercifully changed to Creative Partnership). Because we both wanted to put on a show. Because our partnership mirrored the frenetic relationship between Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. […]