>>64662741 Easily Brook's best. The Producers and most of Young Frankenstein are really hokey and dated, and his films after Blazing Saddles are increasingly childish. Something about BS is timeless and hasn't aged nearly as much
Pretty good. It showcases the best and worst parts of Brooks. Absolutely nothing like the description most people give it (racist in either direction), since it's just your usual Brooks comedy with nigger thrown in a few times.
>>64663931 >>64663636 Why would it get made today? It had to have been made in the post-civil rights era, when real racial tensions were in recent memory and westerns were a relevant target to satirize.
>>64664642 When I watched 12 Years a Slave I kept thinking about that scene. They made that guy look like a complete racist moron for thinking that all black people can sing because they have it in their blood. I've seen that in all kinds of thing from M*A*S*H to that Bugs Bunny cartoon, that is banned now, where a stupid white person thinks all black people can sing.
In 12 Years a Slave the main character hears the other nogs singing and he just can't help himself. He just has to start singing along with them. Of course since the guy who mad that movie is a black homo he is hailed as a genius.
>>64665184 >In 12 Years a Slave the main character hears the other nogs singing and he just can't help himself. He just has to start singing along with them. Because he was at the absolute lowest point of his arc and resigns himself to singing spirituals like all the other slaves. If I remember right that was the last scene before it skips ahead some years and he's rescued. It was symbolic for forfeiting his hope of freedom, no more trying to escape or pleading with master, he just sings like everyone else then goes back to work.
Even ignoring the context I don't get the complaint. Do you think negro spirituals are a myth?
>>64665390 >Do you think negro spirituals are a myth
No I do not. What I object to is how white people are shown to be racist ignoramuses for thinking black people can all sing "like birds". Then in 12YaS Solomon just can't help himself and starts singing.
>>64665607 >one movie has a comical scene where a white man asks "niggers" (i.e he is a racist) to sing for his amusement >representative of all white people and all fiction involving singing black people is held in comparison
>>64665698 Did you respond to the wrong person? My point was Blazing Saddles is very much of its time, these complaints that it "couldn't" be made today are meaningless because it wouldn't be made today either You could make a different socially critical Western parody, but BS is about racism in a way that is not relevant today. There is no realistic scenario where someone tries to make BS 2015 and can't, so why get upset? Why does every mention of this film devolve into arguments about some imaginary movement to ban it? You are literally getting upset over a fiction you've created
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