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(Deadline)   Mel Brooks will receive the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award for his work in film, assuming AFI overlooked Dracula: Dead and Loving It   (deadline.com) divider line 71
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2012-10-05 09:27:14 AM
I doubt there is any other director whose films I have watched more times than Mel Brooks'.
 
2012-10-05 09:39:44 AM
STFU submitter. Mel Brooks can do no wrong.
 
2012-10-05 09:45:16 AM
What my two esteemed colleagues said. On the strength of Young Frankenstein,Silent Movie and Blazing Saddles alone,this man deserves every possible accolade there is.
 
2012-10-05 10:30:09 AM

FishyFred: STFU submitter. Mel Brooks can do no wrong.


i.imgur.com

/don't get me wrong, I LOVE Mel Brooks, but he does f*ck up now and then
 
2012-10-05 11:30:22 AM
Melvin.
 
2012-10-05 11:31:35 AM

Shostie: FishyFred: STFU submitter. Mel Brooks can do no wrong.

[i.imgur.com image 351x226]

/don't get me wrong, I LOVE Mel Brooks, but he does f*ck up now and then


God that was terrible. And it seemed like such a good idea.
 
2012-10-05 11:32:10 AM

Sybarite: I doubt there is any other director whose films I have watched more times than Mel Brooks'.


This.
 
2012-10-05 11:34:49 AM
Having just watched the original Producers, I have to say I'm wearing a cardboard belt.
 
2012-10-05 11:36:26 AM

Shostie: FishyFred: STFU submitter. Mel Brooks can do no wrong.

[i.imgur.com image 351x226]

/don't get me wrong, I LOVE Mel Brooks, but he does f*ck up now and then


that never happened! it was all a bad dream!
 
2012-10-05 11:40:23 AM
Harumph!
 
2012-10-05 11:45:24 AM

FishyFred: STFU submitter. Mel Brooks can do no wrong.


I'm a big fan of Mel Brooks, but Life Stinks...stunk

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102303/
 
2012-10-05 11:51:28 AM
I'm probably the only person anywhere, but I just don't like his movies.
It could be that they feel derivative because so many movies I saw before I saw any of his films took a lot from his work or it could be that I just can't find anything he's made over the years funny. Except Men in Tights, that was pretty funny but I was familiar with the source material so it worked for me a bit better.
Also this girl I know loved History of the World but I thought it was mostly just stuff I'd seen done better in Monty Pythons: Meaning of Life(which I only just learnt came out two years after History of the World).
And the music was rubbish.
I'm not saying it isn't good for other people, I just never saw the appeal personally.
 
2012-10-05 11:51:56 AM
I liked The Twelve Chairs. But for me it was The Eleven Chairs. Special wholesale price.
 
2012-10-05 11:52:18 AM
It's good to be the king.
 
2012-10-05 11:53:32 AM
Well hello'dare.
 
2012-10-05 12:00:23 PM

Actor_au: I'm probably the only person anywhere, but I just don't like his movies.
It could be that they feel derivative because so many movies I saw before I saw any of his films took a lot from his work or it could be that I just can't find anything he's made over the years funny. Except Men in Tights, that was pretty funny but I was familiar with the source material so it worked for me a bit better.
Also this girl I know loved History of the World but I thought it was mostly just stuff I'd seen done better in Monty Pythons: Meaning of Life(which I only just learnt came out two years after History of the World).
And the music was rubbish.
I'm not saying it isn't good for other people, I just never saw the appeal personally.


Gee, Mr. Monster, what should we throw down the well next?

/Hey I liked Bush Christmas (1947) and Strictly Ballroom. And Gallipoli (talk about rubbish for music), and Breaker Morant. Now You and Your Stupid Mate sucked as did The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (no poofters).
 
2012-10-05 12:14:11 PM
Have you noticed that you are dead inside?

If I could make one person young again. Out of all the famous people in the world, it would be Mel Brooks.

// Excuse me while I whip this out ..
 
2012-10-05 12:15:20 PM

CujoQuarrel: Have you noticed that you are dead inside?

If I could make one person young again. Out of all the famous people in the world, it would be Mel Brooks.

// Excuse me while I whip this out ..


Hmmm. Lost the reference to Actor_au
 
2012-10-05 12:20:42 PM
The Good (and Great)

Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Silent Movie
History of the World
The Producers


The Bad:
High Anxiety
Spaceballs
Life Stinks
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Meh:

The 12 Chairs
 
2012-10-05 12:21:03 PM
www.morethings.com

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-05 12:28:06 PM
If Mel had done that last year with photogenic youths and glitter he'd have a hit. But at such a great cost to his credibility.
 
2012-10-05 12:32:42 PM

strangeguitar: The Good (and Great)

Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Silent Movie
History of the World
The Producers


The Bad:
High Anxiety
Spaceballs
Life Stinks
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Meh:

The 12 Chairs


You're dead to me, not that you'd care.
I'd also move Men in Tights to the "Meh" section. It wasn't as good as some of his other works, but it still has plenty of quotable lines.

/Spaceballs was my first Brooks movie, still holds a special place in my heart, I don't care what anyone says.
 
2012-10-05 12:33:30 PM

Actor_au: Also this girl I know loved History of the World but I thought it was mostly just stuff I'd seen done better in Monty Pythons: Meaning of Life(which I only just learnt came out two years after History of the World).


Palin absolutely canned History of the World Part I in his diary.
 
2012-10-05 12:49:46 PM
I liked Dracula: Dead and Loving it.
 
2012-10-05 12:52:33 PM

Apos: What my two esteemed colleagues said. On the strength of Young Frankenstein,Silent Movie and Blazing Saddles alone,this man deserves every possible accolade there is.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-05 01:02:03 PM
It's going to be a sad, sad day in the world of satire and parody when Mel Brooks is no longer with us. I'd sacrifice a million Bryan Singer's and Michael Bay's to keep Mel young and directing movies.

/I wish him and Monty Python had made a movie together
//twould be twerrific
 
2012-10-05 01:04:55 PM
What knockers!

www.bloodygoodhorror.com 

I never get tired of Young Frankenstein
 
2012-10-05 01:17:19 PM

jj325: I never get tired of Young Frankenstein


Can anybody ever watch this scene without laughing
 
2012-10-05 01:21:30 PM

jj325: What knockers!

[www.bloodygoodhorror.com image 639x359] 

I never get tired of Young Frankenstein


"Now, if you're blue

And you don't know where to go

Why don't you go where fashion sits -



PUH-IN ONNA RITZ"
 
2012-10-05 01:24:24 PM
What, no love for To Be Or Not To Be? I liked it even better than the Jack Benny original.
 
2012-10-05 01:37:41 PM
Has anyone else seen The Twelve Chairs? It usually gets skimmed over when talking aout Brooks' movies. I thought it was hilarous.
 
2012-10-05 01:43:06 PM

Tom_Slick: Can anybody ever watch this scene without laughing


According to the version I watched on like A&E or TCM or something with lots of commentary, that whole scene was Gene Wilder's idea, and Mel thought it was stupid. They had a huge fight over it and Mel only reluctantly eventually relented. Mel later admitted he was wrong, but it remained a rift between them.

All that said, I love Mel Brooks.
 
2012-10-05 01:46:18 PM

rickycal78: strangeguitar: The Good (and Great)

Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Silent Movie
History of the World
The Producers


The Bad:
High Anxiety
Spaceballs
Life Stinks
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Meh:

The 12 Chairs

You're dead to me, not that you'd care.
I'd also move Men in Tights to the "Meh" section. It wasn't as good as some of his other works, but it still has plenty of quotable lines.

/Spaceballs was my first Brooks movie, still holds a special place in my heart, I don't care what anyone says.


Actually I do care, ricky. I respect your opinion although it differs with mine. I am saddened that I am dead to you.
 
2012-10-05 01:57:57 PM

strangeguitar: The Good (and Great)

Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Silent Movie
History of the World
The Producers


The Bad:
High Anxiety
Spaceballs
Life Stinks
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Meh:

The 12 Chairs


His bad list is better than many filmakers good list
 
2012-10-05 02:06:43 PM

Tom_Slick: jj325: I never get tired of Young Frankenstein

Can anybody ever watch this scene without laughing


I love YF, but that might be the worst scene in the movie.
 
2012-10-05 02:08:45 PM

geom_00: Harumph!


You watch yer ass!
 
2012-10-05 02:27:22 PM
I got it, I got it, don't got it.
 
2012-10-05 02:31:18 PM

Tom_Slick: jj325: I never get tired of Young Frankenstein

Can anybody ever watch this scene without laughing


I start laughing as soon as the scene in Blazing Saddles that ends with "The little bastard shot me in the ass!" starts up. By the time that line comes up, I'm reduced to tears in anticipation.
 
2012-10-05 02:31:32 PM

strangeguitar: rickycal78: strangeguitar: The Good (and Great)

Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Silent Movie
History of the World
The Producers


The Bad:
High Anxiety
Spaceballs
Life Stinks
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Meh:

The 12 Chairs

You're dead to me, not that you'd care.
I'd also move Men in Tights to the "Meh" section. It wasn't as good as some of his other works, but it still has plenty of quotable lines.

/Spaceballs was my first Brooks movie, still holds a special place in my heart, I don't care what anyone says.

Actually I do care, ricky. I respect your opinion although it differs with mine. I am saddened that I am dead to you.


Awww, come on now. You should know someone saying something like that over movie tastes isn't particularly serious about it. I just have a soft spot for Spaceballs since it was the movie that introduced me to Mel Brooks.
 
2012-10-05 02:35:05 PM

gunga galunga: What, no love for To Be Or Not To Be? I liked it even better than the Jack Benny original.


To Be or Not to Be, is great! I don't know why it never comes up in Mel Brooks threads.

/not as good as the original, though
//A_Listless_Wanderer only pawn in game of life
 
2012-10-05 02:46:15 PM

A_Listless_Wanderer: gunga galunga: What, no love for To Be Or Not To Be? I liked it even better than the Jack Benny original.

To Be or Not to Be, is great! I don't know why it never comes up in Mel Brooks threads.

/not as good as the original, though
//A_Listless_Wanderer only pawn in game of life


I like the Mel Brooks version better because, not surprisingly, the chemistry is stronger between him and Anne Bancroft than it was between Jack Benny and Carole Lombard.

/"I just want you to know that if I don't make it back alive, I forgive you for everything that happened between you and Solinski."
//"But if I do make it back alive, you're dead meat!"
 
2012-10-05 02:51:13 PM

Actor_au: I'm probably the only person anywhere, but I just don't like his movies.
It could be that they feel derivative because so many movies I saw before I saw any of his films took a lot from his work or it could be that I just can't find anything he's made over the years funny. Except Men in Tights, that was pretty funny but I was familiar with the source material so it worked for me a bit better.
Also this girl I know loved History of the World but I thought it was mostly just stuff I'd seen done better in Monty Pythons: Meaning of Life(which I only just learnt came out two years after History of the World).
And the music was rubbish.
I'm not saying it isn't good for other people, I just never saw the appeal personally.It could be that they feel derivative because so many movies I saw before I saw any of his films took a lot from his work or it could be that I just can't find anything he's made over the years funny. Except Men in Tights, that was pretty funny but I was familiar with the source material so it worked for me a bit better.
Also this girl I know loved History of the World but I thought it was mostly just stuff I'd seen done better in Monty Pythons: Meaning of Life(which I only just learnt came out two years after History of the World).
And the music was rubbish.
I'm not saying it isn't good for other people, I just never saw the appeal personally./i>

How many assholes do we have on this ship, anyway?

 
2012-10-05 03:30:21 PM
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2012-10-05 03:45:20 PM

LemSkroob: Tom_Slick: jj325: I never get tired of Young Frankenstein

Can anybody ever watch this scene without laughing

I love YF, but that might be the worst scene in the movie.


agreed. So much more comedy gold in that movie. I was hoping for the horse's reaction to his assistant's name.
 
2012-10-05 03:51:42 PM

rickycal78: strangeguitar: The Good (and Great)

Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Silent Movie
History of the World
The Producers


The Bad:
High Anxiety
Spaceballs
Life Stinks
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Meh:

The 12 Chairs

You're dead to me, not that you'd care.
I'd also move Men in Tights to the "Meh" section. It wasn't as good as some of his other works, but it still has plenty of quotable lines.

/Spaceballs was my first Brooks movie, still holds a special place in my heart, I don't care what anyone says.


Pssst.....

/Merchandising
 
2012-10-05 03:57:17 PM
I think the blind priest scene is the best.

Link
 
2012-10-05 04:04:01 PM

Thudfark: rickycal78: strangeguitar: The Good (and Great)

Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Silent Movie
History of the World
The Producers


The Bad:
High Anxiety
Spaceballs
Life Stinks
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Meh:

The 12 Chairs

You're dead to me, not that you'd care.
I'd also move Men in Tights to the "Meh" section. It wasn't as good as some of his other works, but it still has plenty of quotable lines.

/Spaceballs was my first Brooks movie, still holds a special place in my heart, I don't care what anyone says.

Pssst.....

/MerchandisingMoichandising


FTFY.

If I had the money to spare, I would likely own half the shirts on that site by now.
 
2012-10-05 04:09:42 PM
This worries me... Alfred Hitchcock and David Lean were dead within a year after receiving their respective awards. I don't want to start Mel's countdown to oblivion.

Although, Billy Wilder lived another 16 years after getting his.
 
2012-10-05 04:10:13 PM

rickycal78: strangeguitar: The Good (and Great)

Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Silent Movie
History of the World
The Producers


The Bad:
High Anxiety
Spaceballs
Life Stinks
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Meh:

The 12 Chairs

You're dead to me, not that you'd care.
I'd also move Men in Tights to the "Meh" section. It wasn't as good as some of his other works, but it still has plenty of quotable lines.

/Spaceballs was my first Brooks movie, still holds a special place in my heart, I don't care what anyone says.


The first time I ever was aware of Mel Brooks is in the first grade.Eventually I saw his movies, yet at that time my parents where living paycheck to paycheck so no cable etc. I went to a private school and it was common as a class that we went to pick up library books, and I picked up the novelization of space balls in recollection it is kinda ironic that my mom was reading the Mechandising bit from a novelization of a movie mentioning mechandising.
 
2012-10-05 04:21:31 PM

Clash City Farker: I think the blind priest scene is the best.

Link


Seconded.
 
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