Now I know that this film has been around for many years, but in the era of Political Correctness, this film is one of the funniest things to watch if you still have a sense of humor.
The fact that this movie is still available on DVD and Blu Ray in today’s day and age is something to bloody behold.
Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, it was written by Mel Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, and Al Uger, and was based on Bergman’s story and draft. The movie was nominated for three Academy Awards, and is considered one of the great American comedies, coming in at number six on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Laughs list.
Brooks appears in multiple supporting roles, including Governor William J. Le Petomane, a Yiddish speaking Indian Chief and Adolf Hitler. Other supporting actors include Slim Pickens, Alex Karras, David Huddleston, as well as regulars Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, and Harvey Korman. Musician Count Basie has a cameo as himself.
The film exposes the racism obscured by myth-making Hollywood accounts of the American West, but in a highly satirical way, with the film’s hero being black. The film is full of anachronisms, from a jazz band in the Wild West to a rustler referring to the Wide World of Sports to Nazis and a camel waiting in the line for villains.
With sight gags galore, and some very heady humor, (Breaking of the 4th wall, early pervert jokes in a subtle way).
Check this flick out… it’s funny as hell.