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Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:42 pm

I have to have a top 3

1. Blazing Saddles
2. Space Balls
3. Robin Hood Men in Tights

What is your favorites
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:45 pm

Young Frankenstein
Spaceballs
Blazing Saddles

Top three. Young Frankenstein was the best!
 
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:03 pm

Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
History of the World, Part I
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:11 pm

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Thread starter):
What is your favorites

High Anxiety
Silent Movie
History Of the World Part 1
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:21 pm

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 3):
High Anxiety

Absolutely his best movie, no questions asked.

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Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:25 pm

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:37 pm

So many good ones but I think Blazing Saddles and Spacve Balls were pretty top notch.


(btw, was it at the end of Saddles or History that they made the reference to "jews in space" Anyone ever realize that was later to become spaceballs?)
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:38 pm

The Producers, Young Frankenstein and Men in Tights.
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:50 pm

Blazing Saddles

And the best scene is...

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:14 pm

1 Blazing Saddles
2 Spaceballs

I really don't have a 3.
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:26 pm

Men In Tights
Spaceballs
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:42 pm

1-Blazing saddles
2-Spaceballs
3- Young Frankenstein



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The Producers
Men in Tights
Either of the History movies

Hard to believe that both Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein came out in the same year, two classic comedies.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:08 pm

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Thread starter):

1. Blazing Saddles
2. Space Balls
3. Robin Hood Men in Tights

I'd vote for the same three.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 8):
And the best scene is...

Yeah, that is pretty good. I like this better:
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:45 pm

Blazing Saddles
History Of the World Part 1
Young Frankenstein

Seen em many times. Laugh all the time.
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:53 pm

For me

1. Blazing Saddles
2. Young Frankenstein
3. The Producers (original not the musical)
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:54 pm

Young Frankenstein is the best however, it was really Gene Wilder's concept. It was of course directed by Brooks and he took 1/2 credit for the screenplay.

'According to Mel Brooks (in the commentary for Spaceballs (1987)) when Gene Wilder came on the cast for Blazing Saddles (1974), he requested that Mel Brooks do *his* movie idea next: resulting in this movie.'

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:57 pm

Spaceballs, then Blazing Saddles

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:38 pm

Do you guys know that Mel is bringing 'Young Frankenstein' to Broadway this fall?  praise 

My favorite is 'Spaceballs' as it deservedly trashes the self-important 'Star Wars'. After that, I liked 'Men in Tights' and 'History of the World'. The blind guy in RH-MIT is too funny! He shows up again in 'The Producers'.

Just saw "The Producers' on Broadway finally and I died laughing. Mel Brooks is the greatest living person alive and should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:39 am

To me, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles are almost a tie. I saw both of these films when they came out in their initial theater release when I was in College. Their totally wild and uninhibited adult humor is still funny today. One thing that made these films better was the many of the props and sites used when also used in some of the original films being sitired. It's a shame that the only way to really enjoy these films today in their intended and uncensored glory is on DVD's.
A third would be the 1967 and original "The Producers". That movie was almost entirely made in NY City (as was the 2005 remake). It is often regarded by film buffs as one of the funniest films ever made and a brilliant satire of the Broadway theater. Spaceballs was a bit heavyhanded in it's Star Wars satire. While some of his other satire films were pretty good, they had flaws that make them not as good as the top 3 I cited.
Don't forget his most serious movie - The Elephant Man - starring Anthony Hopkins. This movie, while not a humorous movie in any way, was very well made and an important story.
Besides brilliant writing by him and others, Mel Brooks also cast his movies very well. From many character actors, to great comic actors, excellent actors in general (his late wife and Madaline Kahn) also added to the quality of these movies.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:43 am

Gotta be High Anxiety. I love that film, and the opening scenes at the airport are great.

Second is Space Balls. Fantastic.

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:43 am

High Anxiety
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein ("Frau Blucher".....NEEEEIIGGHH !!)  biggrin 
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Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:48 am

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:32 am

Got to put Blazing Saddles at No1; can't make my mind up between The Producers and Young Frankenstein for No2 and 3, but I'd probably make YF No2; Marty Feldman was brilliant. I'll never forget the scene when they're going along looking at the skulls and suddenly he pops out. He was also a great writer as well, incidentally; he contributed to a famous British radio comedy series called "Round the Horne" in the '60s, which was superb.

Still, Blazing Saddles has to be way out in front of all his movies. Harvey Korman was just superb ... "why am I asking you?" ... priceless!
 
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:36 am

-Spaceballs
-Men in Tights
-Blazing Saddles
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:32 am

Young Frankenstein is the one and only


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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:44 am

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:13 am

Young Frankenstein by far,

Then Blazing Saddles then, Spaceballs.
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:02 am

Quoting Jdwfloyd (Reply 11):
1-Blazing saddles
2-Spaceballs
3- Young Frankenstein

My top three,then "High Anxiety." But I never found "The Producers" that funny to justified
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:21 am

Great stuff.

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:03 am

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 6):
(btw, was it at the end of Saddles or History that they made the reference to "jews in space"

History, I watched the end just last night.  Smile

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 6):
Anyone ever realize that was later to become spaceballs?)

Yes, but whatever happened to "Hitler on Ice".

My favorites:

Blazing Saddles
History of the World Pt 1 - there really should be a Pt II some day
To Be Or Not To Be - can't believe nobody else mentioned this. I'm curious, was this ever dubbed into Polish?
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:24 am

1. Blazing Saddles
2. High Anxiety

3. (tie)
History of the World Part I
Young Frankenstein

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Favorite character, Cloris Leachman as Nurse Charlotte Diesel.

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:20 pm

I've gotta go with:

High Anxiety
To Be Or Not To Be
Silent Movie
Blazing Saddles

I was surprised it took so long before someone mentioned Silent Movie. Full of stars in cameo roles, but by far the best joke of the movie was Marcel Marceau, as mentioned already!!!
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:03 pm

Quoting AzoresLover (Reply 32):
High Anxiety

Just stuck my copy of that in the VCR.

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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:07 am

Blazing Saddles

Young Frankenstein

The Producers (with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder)


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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:56 pm

I tried to watch my copy of "History of the World Pt.1" but for some reason there is no sound on the tape...

Tried it in two different VCR's and nada, other tapes play just fine.
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:38 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 35):
I tried to watch my copy of "History of the World Pt.1" but for some reason there is no sound on the tape...

You could always watch Silent Movie and listen to HotW.
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:40 pm

Blazing Saddles and The Producers.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Mel Brooks Movie

Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:03 pm

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 30):
To Be Or Not To Be - can't believe nobody else mentioned this. I'm curious, was this ever dubbed into Polish?

Well Mel Brooks neither wrote nor directed this gem of a movie. Although he starred in it, would it be classified as a Mel Brooks movie?

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):
High Anxiety
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein ("Frau Blucher".....NEEEEIIGGHH !!)

Agree, but not in that order.
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