We all sound like Maurice Chevalier. I never told him what it was going to be. And just last week he was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Kennedy Center Honors. The former certainly wasn't a problem— High Anxiety riffs lovingly on Hitchcock's themes, and it's clear that Mel is and was an adoring acolyte—but the film is unfortunately one of Brooks' less cohesive comedies. Monks: Hey, Torquemada, whaddaya say? Mel Brooks ended his classic comedy with a fake teaser for a sequel. Silent Movie does just that, dispensing with the dialogue—except for a single uttered word—and giving us a nearly nonstop hit parade of sight gags old and new, some borrowed from the masters, and some so ridiculously over-the-top that they could only have come from the skewed mind of Mel Brooks. Take that as you will, but I suppose what I mean is that I have real reservations—aside from the lack of surround channel activity—about High Anxiety's newly minted lossless audio track.
Is it one-shot, comedy revue blackouts? Count De Monet: At least I have them. We're clearly meant to view the film's townsfolk as intolerant bigots and buffoons, but there will always be a minority of viewers who simply can't or won't understand how the film attempts to undercut racism. Thorndyke himself suffers from, yes, high anxiety, and he's got a Vertigo-inducing fear of heights that his psychotherapist and mentor Dr. On the other hand, growing up with Star Wars and feeling a kind of sentimental attachment to the material, Spaceballs always temporarily overrules my critical side. On the plus side, Morris' score sounds superb, with instruments pleasingly distributed throughout the channels, some modest bass response, and a generally excellent sense of detail and definition. Comicus: I'm really sorry to hear that. As most of you remember, Dave Chappelle abruptly abandoned his massively successful sketch program after coming to the realization that some people were laughing at his racially charged skits for all the wrong reasons.
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Re-watching Blazing Saddles, I laughed more and harder than during just about all of the studio comedies I've seen in the past few years. Tortures of the Spanish Inquisition are rendered all in fun no gore as sight gags. Watch the Movie in Ludicrous Speed! King Louis: Of course ya do it. When Brooks was 14 he got himself a job as a pool. There is regular swearing, with one use of the f-word. History of the World, Part I este un film produs și regizat de Mel Brooks.
This commentary by Mel Brooks is like manna from heaven. Some of the questions are pretty funny—I tested the first 15 minutes—but I can't see myself being committed to the quiz throughout the film. Spaceballs may not be Brooks' most piercing satire, and it's certainly one of his more juvenile efforts, but the film always makes me laugh, and I suppose that's the best judge of a comedy's success. With help from Igor Marty Feldman , the hunchback who gets upset when people mispronounce his name, and sweet, curvaceous Inga Teri Garr , Frankenstein makes a creature Peter Boyle with a monstrous lust for life — and love! Count De Monet: I have come on the most urgent of business. The music throughout is writ large and fills the soundstage from all sides. Having exhausted Earth's supply of spoof-worthy material, Mel Brooks decided in 1987 to aim his satiric death ray at the biggest target in the galaxy, nay, the universe. He was my timing, my excitement.
Brooks kept his guests amused from his crazy antics. Who better to spoof, then, than the stately Cecil B. And besides, it's not like Star Wars was ever or will ever truly be in danger of falling out of geek chic. Maybe they'll be boring, you think, or just slow. Bernaise: You ate yours, these are mine. It's all just cardboard comic cutouts. Never fear, though, as faces still maintain some texture and never look like claymation figures or wax models.
And I'm sure a lot of my comedy is based on anger and hostility. Because, let's face it, by the time The Phantom Menace came out, Lucas was basically doing a parody of himself anyway. Moses is not so lucky, oy veh. No escaping that for me! Working for a living legend was something the younger man would never forget. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series.
Wedged between the monumental comedic masterpieces of The Producers and Blazing Saddles, The Twelve Chairs has become somewhat of a lost gem itself. Count De Monet: Your Majesty- you look like the piss boy! None of this is important, and the skeletal plot only serves as a frame on which to hang the film's shaggy coat of comedy. This way, they would assume a sequel was up next, and leave him alone. Now, I'm no doctor, but if that's the case, rent Buster Keaton's The General, take two pills, and call me in the morning if you're not feeling better about silent movies. Marcus Vindictus: Wrong; that's the penalty for high treason! Male bare-butt scene in a lineup of potential lovers for a queen.
High Anxiety isn't the prettiest film in the collection, but it's no Nurse Diesel either. Marcus Vindictus: Don't you know your left flank from your right flank? Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History. The rear channels aren't utilized as much as they are in some of the other films in the collection—you'll hear the score and some quiet ambience, and that's about it— but I have no reservations about the presentation here. This was a bold film in 1974, for many reasons, and in a few crucial ways it seems even more shocking today. These activities included the usual heavy hitting sins, but also lesser, though apparently equally damning vices such as swimming, going to baseball games, and riding in convertibles.