Mel Brooks


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In a Nutshell

The legendary director screens his outrageous Western parody, Blazing Saddles, then treats fans to a rib-tickling discussion and Q&A

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Mel Brooks…Back in the Saddle Again

  • The legend: Mel Brooks, the EGOT-winning satirist, screenwriter, songwriter, actor, dancer, producer, producer of The Producers, and all-around reason 99% of humans have opened their mouths to emit guffaws
  • How you first heard of Mel: It could have been The 2,000 Year Old Man (his famed bit with Carl Reiner), his TV classics (Your Show of Shows and Get Smart), his legacy of movies (Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs), or the whinny of nearby horses whenever you say “Frau Blucher.”
  • Blazing Saddles: the savagely hilarious, horse-punching, fourth-wall shattering spoof of Western sagas and race relations that hasn’t lost an ounce of hilarity in the 40 years since its release
  • Fun facts about Blazing Saddles: It’s ranked #6 on AFI’s list of best comedies (100 Years…100 Laughs); it was nominated for three Academy Awards (but lost to The Godfather II, which had double the campfire scenes); singer Frankie Laine didn’t know the movie was a joke, and that’s why he belts out the theme song so sincerely.
  • The special occasion: In this rare appearance, the master presents a screening of Blazing Saddles, followed by a conversation in which he shares stories about his career and the making of Saddles, as well as a Q&A session.

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