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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
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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
0
No votes
 
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What is your favorite Mel Brooks movie?

Postby Mark Hansen on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:01 pm

What is your favorite Mel Brooks Movie? What makes it better for you than the others?
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Postby Snowblinder on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:13 pm

"Blazing Saddles," easily.

I did love "Spaceballs" though as a kid. It was one of the first movies I remember seeing in a theater.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:14 pm

Young Frankenstein.

A classic.

Why? It's not dated. Blazing Saddles is a close second, but it is very of its time (the '70s).

A lot of Brooks' stuff is just dated. This can be charming...but Young Frankenstein will make sense in every way 100 years from now (you know, seeing as the book is still pertinent 100+ years later).

The cast:
Gene Hackman (in a tiny but memorable role ["I made espresso!"])
Gene Wilder
Teri Garr (so beautiful in this movie)
Peter Boyle
Madeline Kahn
Cloris Leachman
Marty Feldman

All of them are All-Stars. Best Mel movie, easy.

(High Anxiety is also criminally overlooked).
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Postby Mark Hansen on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:15 pm

My personal favorite is "Blazing Saddles", because it is the perfect sendup of the western along with being a totally hilarious pisstake of white attitudes towards blacks.

It really is very close for me, almost a tie between "Blazing Saddles", "Young Frankenstein", "The Producers" and "The Twelve Chairs". I think what sets it apart for me is that I could never really see another "Blazing Saddles" coming along, with it's use of the word "nigger" and white fear of the black man, being a perfect way to really show the stupidity of white racial attitudes, yet it would be pretty much totally impossible to pull it off in the same way today.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:32 pm

Never seen 12 Chairs or Dracula: Dead and Loving It.

What is 12 Chairs about?


And shouldn't Robin Hood: Men in Tights be on this list?
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Postby Marsupialized on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:35 pm

None. Corny, unfunny, don't get it.
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Postby caix on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:40 pm

I'd say Blazing Saddles for Madeline Khan, but I still never tire of Zero Mostel!
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Postby elmofreech on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:43 pm

Seeing "Dracula: Dead and Loving It" was one of the worst experiences of my life.

I don't get "Blazing Saddles."

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Postby Mark Hansen on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:49 pm

Here is a synopsis of the movie "The Twelve Chairs". It really is hysterical. Dom DeLuise is over the top funny.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve ... (1970_film)

It is well worth watching.

I never realized, until reading this wiki article, that it is actually loosely based on a book of the same name.
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Postby Mark Hansen on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:51 pm

Minotaur029 wrote:Never seen 12 Chairs or Dracula: Dead and Loving It.

What is 12 Chairs about?


And shouldn't Robin Hood: Men in Tights be on this list?


Yeah, I forgot Robin Hood.

I really can't imagoine anyone choosing it though, although I haven't seen it, so maybe I'm wrong.
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Postby SecondEdition on Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:57 pm

Blazing Saddles. Classic. Also doesn't have too too many of the repetitive, stupid handicap/disability jokes that every Mel Brooks movie has.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:26 pm

Marsupialized wrote:None. Corny, unfunny, don't get it.


My girlfriend is on board with you on this one.
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Postby Jodi S. on Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:31 pm

I can't decide between Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein.

Both have Gene Wilder.

Both have Madeline Kahn.

One has Marty Feldman.

One has Cleavon Little.

Don't make me choose.

I also have a soft spot for Silent Movie.
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Postby Ace on Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:48 pm

i'm not really a fan, but i'll say 'Young Frankenstein' because Marty Feldman cracks me up.
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Postby newberry on Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:09 pm

Young Frankenstein and The Producers are the best. I remember liking The 12 Chairs quite a bit, but I saw it a very long time ago.
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Postby kerble on Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:14 pm

Young Frankenstein is just my favourite movie.

so, it clearly wins this contest. oddly enough, I haven't seen Blazing Saddles, but I doubt it will all of a sudden become my favourite.
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Postby a. james on Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:20 pm

kerble wrote:Young Frankenstein is just my favourite movie.

so, it clearly wins this contest. oddly enough, I haven't seen Blazing Saddles, but I doubt it will all of a sudden become my favourite.


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Postby Minotaur029 on Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:41 pm

I want to know zom-zom's favorite Mel Brooks movie (given his avatar and all)...
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Postby Gantry on Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:53 am

Spaceballs, and to me it isn't that close. Was my first Mel Brooks movie, so perhaps that had something to do with it...
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Postby etch on Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:25 am

The Producers (original version).

Young Frankenstein is a close second.
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