Tag Archive: Mel Brooks

Oct 16

"Blazing Saddles" screens tonight in San Luis Obispo

Mel Brooks’s off-color comedy “Blazing Saddles” is best in the West Note: If this post about “Blazing Saddles” seems familiar, it’s because I originally ran it in 2011. However, the facts are still pertinent. Mel Brooks, the delightfully crass filmmaker behind “The Producers,” “Spaceballs” and “Young Frankenstein,” has never worried about being politically correct. Unlike …

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Jan 10

Mel Brooks blazes a new trail with “Blazing Saddles”

A black sheriff (Cleavon Little) runs into trouble in the Wild West in "Blazing Saddles."

Mel Brooks offends — and enlightens — in “Blazing Saddles” Mel Brooks, the delightfully crass filmmaker behind “The Producers,” “Spaceballs” and “Young Frankenstein,” has never worried about being politically correct. Unlike other movie mavens, who tiptoe around sensitive topics and prefer philosophizing to fart jokes, Mel loves to celebrate the outrageous and the obscene. Yes, …

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