Warner Bros. Pictures :
30th anniversary special ed.
Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film's sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
|Grouped Work ID||36369eee-5549-9ca4-e6b3-0cb959a957ed|
|Grouping Title||blazing saddles|
|Grouping Author||warner bros pictures|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-21 13:21:03PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-23 03:24:11AM|
Biroc, Joseph, 1903-1996.
Brooks, Mel, 1926-
Dunn, Liam, 1916-1976.
Furth, George, 1932-2008.
Huddleston, David, 1930-2016.
Korman, Harvey, 1927-2008.
Laine, Frankie, 1913-2007.
Morris, John, 1926-2018.
Pryor, Richard, 1940-2005.
Starrett, Jack, 1936-1989.
Wilder, Gene, 1933-2016,
Wilder, Gene, 1933-2016.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
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|display_description||Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy.|
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Adult DVD non-fiction
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Feature films -- United States
Films for the hearing impaired
Railroad companies -- Drama
Sheriffs -- West (U.S.) -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
West (U.S.) -- Ethnic relations -- Drama
|title_full||Blazing saddles [videorecording] / Warner Bros. ; produced by Michael Hertzberg ; directed by Mel Brooks|
Blazing saddles [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Mel Brooks film ; screenplay by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger ; story by Andrew Bergman ; produced by Michael Hertzberg ; directed by Mel Brooks