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What Is Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie?

12 Chairs
0
No votes
The Producers (the original not the remake)
4
5%
Blazing Saddles
32
43%
Young Frankenstein
23
31%
Silent Movie
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No votes
High Anxiety
2
3%
History of the World
6
8%
Spaceballs
8
11%
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
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No votes
 
Total votes : 75

Postby SecondEdition on Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:27 pm

caix wrote:
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itchy mcgoo wrote:I have seen exactly none of these movies all the way through. ..


WHAT?!? You're fucking kidding me!


Bef...BEF! You must do yourself a favor and rectify this. I suggest "Young Frankenstein" first.


Fuck that. Do it in chronological order. End with Spaceballs, if you feel daring.


It's definitely true that Spaceballs isn't flawless, but the parody of Alien near the end is gobsmackingly brilliant. I remember a sleepover where my friend and I literally rewound that scene six times and kept on collapsing in hysteria.

Ok, I was in fifth grade, but still...
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Postby Minotaur029 on Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:28 pm

endofanera wrote:I love Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein as anyone with a shred of a sense humor would. But for me, it's High Anxiety. It's a really well-executed Hitchcock parody and the theme song is brilliant.

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Way to go, dude. High Anxiety is virtually ignored in the Mel Brooks canon...and it's practically as funny as any of the other great ones. The theme song, yes, it's bery-bery funny.


Silent Movie is pretty cool, but when I see a Mel Brooks movie I want to hear...um...dialogue. I love the "King of the Winos" scene with the giant liquor bottle and its aftermath in which a giant pile of homeless people have collapsed on Mel Brooks.
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Postby andteater on Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:06 pm

what about the elephant man??

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Postby katie, a douchebag on Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:04 pm

andteater wrote:what about the elephant man??

This is definitely my favorite Mel Brooks movie.

It's pretty amazing that he went out and saw Eraserhead, and then wanted David Lynch to direct it. Gotta give Mel credit.
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Postby caix on Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:09 pm

All he did was produce that movie, though.

Anyway, everyone else is wrong except the 4 people that voted for The Producers. Congratulations the four of you for being so smart.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:04 pm

caix wrote:All he did was produce that movie, though.

Anyway, everyone else is wrong except the 4 people that voted for The Producers. Congratulations the four of you for being so smart.


Wisconsin people...you'll appreciate this...today, in Madison, the crazy orange piccolo man was playing "Springtime for Hitler" on his piccolo.

Very disturbing.


This was all after I got a ride to a meeting with my professor from a van with some Turks and many, many Turkish rugs. Wow.


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Postby Mandroid2.0 on Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:11 pm

Minotaur029 wrote:
caix wrote:All he did was produce that movie, though.

Anyway, everyone else is wrong except the 4 people that voted for The Producers. Congratulations the four of you for being so smart.


Wisconsin people...you'll appreciate this...today, in Madison, the crazy orange piccolo man was playing "Springtime for Hitler" on his piccolo.

Very disturbing.


This was all after I got a ride to a meeting with my professor from a van with some Turks and many, many Turkish rugs. Wow.


(And mang, Mat, you stupid mang, you stupid YF4eva).


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Postby TheManWhoFelltoEarth on Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:56 am

although not a movie, "Get Smart" anyone?
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Postby BadComrade on Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:50 am

I keep seeing that Time Life commercial for the first season of Get Smart on DVD. They want like $100 for it or something, right? Fuck you, Time Life.

I loved the hell out of that show. 99 was probably the first "older woman" I was ever attracted to.

They're making a movie version, of course. Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart, and Anne Hathaway as 99. I like Steve Carell, but I don't think I'll like the movie. Hollywood really need to stop plundering old TV shows and stick with plundering old movies instead.

I'd really like to see a well done remake of The Andromeda Strain. Kathy Bates could be the scientist with epilepsy. I digress...
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Postby nihil on Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:51 am

Young Fraankenshteen is a brilliant movie, but Blazing Saddles has more of the funny. All of the racist humor was written by Richard Pryor for fucks sake. I still shake my head at the audacity of the jokes. Aside from the weird ending (which still works), I can't think of one line in this movie that isn't funny. Even the subtle dialog is hilarious:

"Think about it gentlemen, whooping cough and hoof and mouth disease, a thing of the past."

"Never mind that shit, here comes Mongo!"

And I'm sure I've quoted it before, but:

Charlie: You shifty nigga, they said you was hung.
Bart: And they was right.

I know it's retarded, but I could quote this movie all day long.

It's corny and edgy at the same time. I can't think of a movie like it.

Blazing Saddles=Winner.
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Postby ironyengine on Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:31 am

"You're sucking on my elbow."
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Postby nihil on Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:24 pm

ironyengine wrote:"You're sucking on my elbow."


Exactly.
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Postby Colonel Panic on Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:23 pm

Any of you who hasn't yet seen Blazing Saddles:

It's on AMC now (started at 7PM CST), and is running again at 9PM CST.
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Postby tommydski on Thu May 29, 2008 7:48 pm

run joe run wrote:Kerble your enthusiasm
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Postby SecondEdition on Thu May 29, 2008 11:37 pm

tommydski wrote:Harvey Korman RIP.


I was just about to post this.

His performance as Hedley Lamarr is a comedic masterpiece.

Then again, every performance is a comedic masterpiece in Blazing Saddles.

So well done. Salut, Mr. Korman.
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Postby Barbo on Fri May 30, 2008 8:04 am

SecondEdition wrote:His performance as Hedley Lamarr is a comedic masterpiece.

Then again, every performance is a comedic masterpiece in Blazing Saddles.

So well done. Salut, Mr. Korman.



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Re: What is your favorite Mel Brooks movie?

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Postby jimmy two hands on Tue May 21, 2013 4:51 pm

BadComrade wrote:I keep seeing that Time Life commercial for the first season of Get Smart on DVD. They want like $100 for it or something, right? Fuck you, Time Life.

I loved the hell out of that show. 99 was probably the first "older woman" I was ever attracted to.

They're making a movie version, of course.


They made a Get Smart movie in the 80s, though it was not done by Mel Brooks and didn't have Agent 99. It was called The Nude Bomb. I don't remember it being real funny though.
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Re: What is your favorite Mel Brooks movie?

Postby VaticanShotglass on Tue May 21, 2013 10:00 pm

Great interview with Mel Brooks on Monday's Fresh Air. Some good High Anxiety content.

Oh and agent 99 was my notion of the ideal woman when I was a child. Oh man.
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Re: What is your favorite Mel Brooks movie?

Postby El Protoolio on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:23 pm

I just watched 12 Chairs for the first time in at least 20 years, maybe even 30. I only ever saw it once in a theater at a Mel Brooks double feature when I was a younger person. It’s not his best but it’s funny.
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