Thursday, January 17, 2013

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Director: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Burton Gilliam, Alex Karras, David Huddleston, Jack Starrett, Dom DeLuise, Count Basie

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Never give a saga an even break!

Plot: To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

My rating:  10/10

Will I watch it again? YES!!!!!!!!!

This and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) are both in my top 5 comedies of all time.  That Mel Brooks was able to make these two great films AND in the same year is like catching lightening in a bottle twice.  What I really like about this movie (and YF) is that it's not just a send-up of Westerns - it's got a shit ton of great gags that transcend  what Brooks is poking fun at.  I love every time someone breaks the fourth wall and the ending where the entire cast does it when they leave the set is riotously funny.  The ENTIRE cast nails it, Madeline Kahn (my favorite female comedian actress ever...who needed to have my babies before she died) slays me.  That song is funny on so many levels.  Brooks was a genius at this point in his career.  John Morris' score is terrific as always and the chemistry between Little and Wilder is priceless.  I could go on and on about this flick.  The Blu-ray is outstanding.


  1. Try to catch and Blog

    IL Futuro – Rutger Hauer is awesome in everything, and this movie is Italian to boot.

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    Before Midnight

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    If you see Joseph Gordon-Levitt get his autograph. He's like Crispin Glover & David Lynch combined into one hot bod. Meow!

  2. I have tickets to all of them but Before Midnight. I was a few feet away from Levitt last night but not autograph. Sigh. I'll be at the premiere of his new movie tonight.