Not the sequel… the “Directors’ Cut“.
Back in 1998 MAD published MAD About the Movies, a collection of movie spoofs from over the years. It was in part to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Warner Bros. (WB owns DC Comics which in turn owns MAD) and all the movies in the book were Warner Bros. films.
10 years later MAD is coming out with a new version of the book featuring parodies of films from other studios as well as some from WB. MAD About the Movies: Director’s Cut weighs in at a whopping 400 pages and contains not only SIXTY movie parodies from films of the last 60 plus years, but other goodies as well. Here’s a short list of some of the included parodies:
- Gone with the Wind
- Bonnie and Clyde
- A Clockwork Orange
- Brokeback Mountain
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- The Lord of the Rings (all three films!)
Obviously there are both black and white and color pages in the book. I was told I have several parodies in it myself, although I don’t have a full list. I’m pretty excited about being in the book, as it will be the first book I really have a presence in. My parody of “Traffic” was in MAD About the Oscars, but I believe that is my only contribution to a MAD book.
The book is part of an exclusive agreement with Barnes and Noble, so that is the only place you’ll be able to get a copy. It’s dirt cheap at only $9.98 for an online price.
I have not as yet seen a copy, so I have no idea what kind of stock it’s printed on. It’s listed as a “hrdcover” but at less than $10.00 I htink that might be a mistake. Still this would make a great stocking stuffer. It’s supposed to be released tomrrow, according to the Barnes and Noble website.
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