So it was with great trepidation that i went into mel brooks' 'blazing saddles,' a film that i had never seen but have of course heard much about with 'blazing. Blazing saddles mel brooks (1974) 88min review our score by john ferguson this all-singing, all-belching western spoof remains one of mel brooks's finest creations director mel brooks. Blazing saddles with blazing saddles, mel brooks takes an extremely satirical look at westerns, especially the way characters and race are portrayed in the nearly dead genrethe movie centers on. Between the farting scene and 'the sheriff is a n' many may say that mel brooks 'blazing saddles' is not only juvenile but also politically incorrect they would be wrong but more importantly they would have forgotten how to laugh at the antics of cleavon little, gene wilder, slim pickens, mel brooks, harvey korman and madeline kahn. Blazing saddles is a comedy, within a comedy, within a comedy an all star cast of slim pickens, cleavon little, gene wilder and of course funny man mel brooks blazing saddles an uproarious film about a railroad worker who becomes the sheriff of rock ridge as a joke by hedley lamar.
If only mel brooks could make a fiercely funny satire like blazing saddles again after his late-seventies peak, the poor guy seems to be slumming these days, what with how life stinks, robin hood: men in tights and dracula: dead and loving it all turned out to be box-office schmucks. Mel brooks' western spoof blazing saddles turns 40 friday, and along with its over-the-top jabs at racism and hollywood, it set the gold standard for what is now an overused cinema trope: the. Read movie and film review for blazing saddles (1974) - mel brooks on allmovie - mel brooks at his ribald, tasteless best, blazing.
Mel brooks, a very liberal democrat, recognized that racism is offensive and nasty in nature and showed it in its true light in blazing saddles as a result, the film does more to ridicule racism and bigotry than most serious message films on the same subject ever couldunfortunately, the corporate suits who now run the big studios are more. Directed by mel brooks with cleavon little, gene wilder, slim pickens, harvey korman in order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. Blazing saddles was one of gene wilder's greatest, funniest movies, even if he seemed to not quite belong in it he floated above mel brooks's 1974 wild west parody - ephemeral. The mel brooks collection blu-ray (blazing saddles, high anxiety, history of the world: part i, robin hood: men in tights, silent movie, spaceballs, to be or not to be, twelve chairs, young. On feb 7, 1974, warner bros unleashed a 125-minute, r-rated western from mel brooks, blazing saddles the film, nominated for three oscars at the 47th academy awards, has become a pop culture.
Blazing saddles is probably the most brilliant movie co-writer and director mel brooks has ever made while films like young frankenstein , spaceballs, and robin hood: men in tights are awesome in their own way, blazing saddles is the apex of brooks' career - transcending its own time and genre to become a film that speaks to the culture. Mel brooks' blazing saddles lampoons the westerns of the 40's and 50's, mocking the conventions of the genre as well as its racist undertones greedy magnate headley lamarr (harvey korman) is planning to steal a plot of land away from the kindly townsfolk of rockridge. Blazing saddles (1974) directed by mel brooks written by mel brooks, norman steinberg, andrew bergman, richard pryer, and alan uger cast: slim pickens, cleavon little, harvey korman, gene wilder, and alex karras. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for blazing saddles at 50 out of 5 stars for he rode a blazing the mel brooks collection (blazing saddles.
Blazing saddles is a 1974 american satirical western film directed by mel brooks starring cleavon little and gene wilder, the film was written by brooks, an. Without a doubt this is yet another mel brooks and gene wilder classic that can be enjoyed whatever the occasion well, find out in my blazing saddles review. Breaking the fourth wall, however, has perhaps never been done so directly as in mel brooks' western satire blazing saddles built as a satire of western movies, it tells a much familiar story of greed and violence. Blazing saddles (blu-ray) average rating: 4875 out of 5 stars, based on 16 reviews 16 reviews directed by mel brooks blazing saddles (blu-ray) specifications.
As with any brooks film, success depends almost solely on the strength of his cast, and blazing saddles works on a one-off-one-on rate the two leads, the black sheriff and his washed-up deputy, are dull washouts. But that's not really the plot of blazing saddles, just the pretext once mel brooks' lunatic film that many call his best gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers and outrageous assaults upon good taste or any taste at all.
The movie blazing saddles is a perfect example of how satire and common based humor, brings people together blazing saddles is a movie made in 1975 that was directed by mel brooks the movie is a western that portrays a perfect white town that has lost its sheriff and is in need of a new one. It's twue, it's twue mel brooks knows blazing saddles is the funniest movie ever made. Of mel brooks's first four feature-length comedies, which are also his four best, 1974's blazing saddles is  discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time toggle navigation.