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 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I can't decide, what about you guys?

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

No question it's Young Frankenstein. Inventive, well made and you can tell the actors are having fun doing it.

I love it when Gene Wilder says "Abby...someone". You can see him crack an ever-so-slight grin as he says the words.

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The 1986 remake of The Fly was made through his Brooksfilm production company. Love that film, too.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Ahhh....Mel Brooks. I have so many favorites.
BUT, I shall narrow them down to...

The Twelve Chairs

and

Young Frankenstein.

Sorry...that's the very best that I can do!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

For me Spaceballs! But it is close between Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. I know he had
a few duds and Dracula Dead and Loving It was a bust, but I watched it again and it was not as bad as I remember.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   tvogt1   (Member)

Spaceballs, hands down.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 11:31 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I can't decide, what about you guys?


I struggle as well. I suppose it’s whichever I’m watching at the time, between Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2017 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Blazing. So many priceless bits. Quotes i still use today in day to day conversation.

Like when you see someone you dread "Never mind that shit, here's Mongo!" big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Young Frankenstein hands down.

However, Blazing Saddles runs second with no competition anywhere in sight.

Those are in my opinion Brooks' two greatest by a good margin.

Note: I have not seen The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, or Life Stinks (or To Be Or Not To Be).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 1:00 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I can't decide, what about you guys?


I struggle as well. I suppose it’s whichever I’m watching at the time, between Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety.
....

Oops, and The Producers (the one with Zero).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

It's a toss-up between The Producers and Young Frankenstein, although I also like others.... smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Either Young Frankenstein or Blazing Saddles there good comedies Wilder excels in both, I like these John Morris scores. Space Balls is kitsch comedy the score is good but not as inventive as above.

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Robin Hood: Men In Tights is the only one I have seen. Good one.

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

History of the World Pt 1

There shoulda been a Pt 2.

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

History of the World Pt 1

There shoulda been a Pt 2.


wasnt that the joke - that there wasnt a part 2? smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2017 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Watched young frankenstein last night - havent watched it for about 3 months.
It is a very funny film and right up there with blazing.

Those two just had so many wall-to-wall funny bits.

Many of this others - like producers, 12 chairs, had amusing moments but the later ones like spaceballs and men in tights seemed more aimed at kids and the humour changed, was a bit strained - but none seemed to match blazing and frankenstein for genuine send-up originality.

"Randolph Scottt!"

"Blucher!"

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2017 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

History of the World Pt 1

There shoulda been a Pt 2.


wasnt that the joke - that there wasnt a part 2? smile


Ironically the trailer for the fictional sequel was the best part of the film. Hitler on Ice and Jews in Space.

I'm not a fan of Mel Brooks or his films. To sophomoric for my tastes. Though they strangely grow on me over time. At least some gags do. I've never seen one from beginning to end on first viewing. Still haven't seen Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein in their entirety. I did see History of the World Pt 1 in the theater, so did see all of that one.

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2017 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I quite liked history.
It had moments.
"its gud t be the king" was funny, especially the chess match, and "Your majesty, you look like the piss boy" ..."and you look like a bucket of shit!" and the roman sequence, the best of which was the two roman soldiers smoking spliff.
"Do ya care if it falls?"
"Nah - f**k it"

as tg says, high anxiety has some funny moments too, the birds, the phone booth, and a few other scenes.

 
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