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the funniest movie of all-time!!!!
greatest movie of all time
Biting political commentary mixed with Brooks' signature humor make this a classic. Add to it that Richard Pryor wrote a good portion of the script, and that negates any cry of "uncomfortable racism" by weak minded fools. It's a shame that more people don't see that this is Brooks jabbing racists right in the face while they unwittingly laugh
It's funny in all the ways Spaceballs wasn't
In its sidesplitting takedown of racism and all-purpose ignorance, 1974's "Blazing Saddles" is one of the boldest and most important satires ever made. As raunchy and ludicrous as it is whip-smart, it can claim parentage of modern-day parodies from "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" to "Sausage Party" to music industry spoof "Stadium Anthems" in their uses of obscenity, intelligence, and song to expose inane social truths.
It's the Wild West. Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) is a white business opportunist with moronic and hyper-sexed governor William J. LePetomane (Mel Brooks) in his back pocket. Lamarr wants to build a railroad through the outpost town of Rock Ridge. When he can't scare off the town folk, he incites chaos by saddling them with a black sheriff (Bart, played by the now-iconic Cleavon Little), who just days before was a railroad laborer sentenced to hanging. It turns out that the sly Bart is a rare sage in a frontier otherwise littered with dumb white people; he pairs with booze-soaked gunslinger Jim (Gene Wilder) to rally the town against Lamarr's thugs.
Wearing no seatbelt, "Blazing Saddles" rebukes the absurdity of racism with its own absurdist countermeasures. While its blueprint would never make it past present-day studio tastemakers, its defrocking of ignorance has never been better primed for mass consumption. This is a watershed comedy that presides atop any short list of film's greatest satires.
My second favorite movie of all time. This hilarious send up of the Western Genre tackles politics, racial animosity, greed, sexism, animal abuse, and its a COMEDY!
Mel brooks made some great movies back in the day but this has to be his best. There are so many laugh out loud moments in this film and unforgettable scenes making this one of the funniest films ever made and the fact that it is still hilarious to this day just goes to show how well the gags were written. If you haven't seen this and you have a funny bone in your body it's a must watch
It has to be the funniest movie ever made. I love it!
I had hoped we'd become better as a society since 1974, but the last few years have proven that this movie is more poignant than ever. Mr. Brooks is a genius.
The Citizen Kane of vulgar comedy in that the film is not just a classic but instead the defining movie of an era.