If you are interested in how Mel Brooks views himself, this book is indispensable. For the rest of us, the movies are enough.
In Zucker’s films, many of the jokes that fall flat now were doomed to die anyhow, too topical to endure and too problematic to bear remembering.
From one Brooks, how many rivers flow?
“Joe will keep us going,” Brooks said in the commercial, posted to Twitter by his son Max Brooks.
Last year I joined some 3,000 people at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a wide-screen showing of Mel Brooks’ 1974 Western parody “Blazing Saddles.” In the onstage interview that followed, Brooks, then 89, was beside himself in his delight at sharing his 42-year-old comedy with a real live audience.
The opening scene of ‘Blazing Saddles’ says it all about Mel Brooks’ serious comic genius.
Over 30 years after opening our ears to the musical quality of franks-and-beans flatulence, actor and director Mel Brooks will finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 83-year-old “Blazing Saddles” director, will place his hands in cement on April 23.