Follow along please. First it was a very funny movie starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel The Producers. Written and directed by Mel Brooks. Then it was a phenomenally successful Broadway play and now it's a movie again The Producers starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. So which one should you watch? Watch them all. You never can have too many laughs.
The definition of a funny movie is.... Blazing Saddles. People laughed in 1974 and they are still laughing at this crazy western. Mel Brooks wrote, directed and appears in the movie.
People kept laughing in 1974 because that very same year Mel Brooks wrote and directed a second comedy classic Young Frankenstein and people are still quoting the lines. "Werewolf! Where wolf?"
Silent Movie is a silent movie about making a silent movie that Mel Brooks stars in ,wrote and directed. It really is. There is only word of dialogue in this very funny film.
You're a movie lover. You think Alfred Hitchcock was the master of suspense. You think Mel Brooks is a very funny man. Ergo you should love High Anxiety a spoof on all things Hitchcock.
Yes Mel Brooks only has a cameo role in this movie but this gives us a chance to recommend The Muppet Movie ( not just for kids)
Mel Brooks gave us a history lesson from prehistoric times to the French Revolution, he also gives us puns, jokes, double entendres and a whole lot of silliness. History of the World, The Part I
He spoofed westerns, horror movies, Hitchcock and now it was time to take on Sci Fi with Spaceballs. Prepare for lines like this: "Light speed is too slow we're going to have to go right to ludicrous speed"
It is silly? Of course it's silly and what's wrong with silly? Robin Hood: Men in Tights. And what part does Mel Brooks play? Well he isn't Friar Tuck, he's Rabbi Tuckman.
Mel Brooks Academy Awards®
Best Adapted Screenplay Nomination for Young Frankenstein --- 1975 Best Original Song Nomination for Blazing Saddles --- 1975 Best Original Screenplay Win for The Producers --- 1969