Blazing Saddles

For the first time in probably 15 years I returned to Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles. This amazing film, spoofs everything from cows to people with every race, color, sex (lots of it) and more taking a few belts. The biggest joke comes at the end when it is Hollywood who got a pie in the face, though after all the money this film has made in its 30+ years they probably don’t mind.I do admit to realizing that there were a number of jokes that went over my head as a 10-12 year old. I saw this movie in parts a total of 7 times before I was 15 before I sat through the whole film! The whole move is wonderful, but I have a special fondness for the subdued performance of Gene Wilder.

Mel’s humor and talent brought a big needed smile to this face. Thanks Mel! You are greatly appreciated.

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