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Poll :: What is your favorite Brooks film?

The Producers (1968)
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Blazing Saddles (1974)
21%
 21%  [ 4 ]
Young Frankenstien (1974)
15%
 15%  [ 3 ]
Silent Movie (1976)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
History of the World: Part I (1981)
15%
 15%  [ 3 ]
Spaceballs (1987)
26%
 26%  [ 5 ]
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
15%
 15%  [ 3 ]
Other
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 19


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So, with us Mel Brooks fans taking over another thread, I thought I might just side-step into it's own thread.

What is the best Mel Brooks film in your (not so) humble opinion? I listed his major theatrical writing credits only, so I know someone will call me on that...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Something tells me Mel Brooks would vote for "other" just because he's Mel Brooks.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Actually I think he would vote for his son's book.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

one of my friends has that book... but he's a little fucked up... Erroll (yes, that's his real name) wants to be in the army but they won't take him becuase he has issues with authority... so he's decided that he's going to learn arabic & go into afghanistan/iraq and take people out as a mercenary... and the scary thing is he's serious...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Gannondwarf wrote:
one of my friends has that book... but he's a little fucked up... Erroll (yes, that's his real name) wants to be in the army but they won't take him becuase he has issues with authority... so he's decided that he's going to learn arabic & go into afghanistan/iraq and take people out as a mercenary... and the scary thing is he's serious...


I regulary talk to one of my friends from college who is a merc in Iraq right now. He loves it.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

well the attention span for that thread went to hell fucking fast.

to get back on track (holy shit!), Blazing Saddles wins for me hands down.

"Boys - oh boys! look what I got!"
"Hey! Where's de white wimmen at?"


Arguably one of the most hysterical lines in all of film. Or all of anything.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

"stop suckin' my arm!" (or something to that extent)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I cant decide
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So I heard Richard Prior was Mel's 1st choice for the role of sheriff Bart in blazing saddles but the studio said no. Cleavon Little was good, but it makes you wonder what could have been.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I dont deal in could haves
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Stavros wrote:
So I heard Richard Prior was Mel's 1st choice for the role of sheriff Bart in blazing saddles but the studio said no. Cleavon Little was good, but it makes you wonder what could have been.


what the hell are you talking about? cleavon little was the man! richard prior would have been all wrong for that. Razz

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

On the return trip from a semi-recent visit to some old friends on Long Island, I was listening to an interview with Mr. Brooks on local talk radio WABC770am... During said interview, he said he's now in the business of making movies into musicals, and likewise musicals to movies. He's working on bringing Young Frankenstein to Broadway, and The Producers back to film. I couldn't tell how serious he was being, nobody was laughing and he mentioned a couple of songs he'd written for Young Frankenstein the musical.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Stavros wrote:
So I heard Richard Prior was Mel's 1st choice for the role of sheriff Bart in blazing saddles but the studio said no. Cleavon Little was good, but it makes you wonder what could have been.


Actually Richard Pryor co-wrote Blazing Saddles with Mel Brooks and the role of Sherriff Bart WAS specifically tailored for him, but you are correct: He was considered too "Controversial" at the time and the studio passed on him.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Young Frankenstien is definately the best.. come on, putting on the ritz?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Robin Hood: Men in Tights will always have a special place in my heart because I saw it in the theatre with my grandfather. Afterwards, he got all quiet and asked "that there was the rap, wasn't it boy?"

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