WTF Indeed: And if your argument is that it couldn't be made because there would be a massive public backlash due to the strong racism of the characters in the first half of the movie than how did Django Unchained win a damned Oscar?
WTF Indeed: how did Django Unchained win a damned Oscar?
Gulper Eel: WTF Indeed: how did Django Unchained win a damned Oscar?You have an unusual idea of what constitutes a comedy.
Mugato: Heh, no subby, no it couldn't.
Mugato: Quentin Tarantino for some reason has a free pass to put racism and "the N word" in all his films.
dittybopper: Mugato: Heh, no subby, no it couldn't.One could argue that it doesn't *NEED* to be made today.Back in 1974, there were a lot more out-right racists, but it was that "sweet spot" where there were enough racists that making fun of them like that was relevant, but not so many that the movie couldn't be made because of the potential backlash from them.I would argue that in a time when the president of the United States is a black man, who has been elected to a second term, that while racism might exist, it's marginalized to the point where it just isn't a significant force in American politics anymore. There's no *NEED* for a film like Blazing Saddles to be made (and BTW, it's probably my favorite Mel Brooks film, with Young Frankenstein coming in second).If you were to make that film today, who would you be poking fun at? The Taggarts of this country are so utterly marginalized and few in number that it wouldn't make any sense. It wouldn't have the political bite today that it had in 1974.
stupiddream: Geeze, we're here to celebrate the 40th of a hi-larry-us movie and all you guys can talk about is racism? Get on with the one liners from the film already!/You said rape twice.
edmo: The jokes weren't made in bad taste but as critical commentary on modern society. Little has changed since except our propensity to pretend it's all gone away.
HotWingConspiracy: I dunno, I think there's a huge market for making fun of backwoods idiots.
foo monkey: stupiddream: Geeze, we're here to celebrate the 40th of a hi-larry-us movie and all you guys can talk about is racism? Get on with the one liners from the film already!/You said rape twice.I like rape!
WTF Indeed: It could be made, instead of Blazing Saddles we get Seth MacFarlane's unfunny racism and dick jokes in a western. It's about marketing, and comedies are marketed to 15-25 men instead of adults.
Onkel Buck: There is nothing funnier than a 70s era fouled mouth racist. homophobe child.
Hawnkee: Subby is a ni**BONG**.
real_headhoncho: The only thing that could be made as a "Blazing Saddles" today would be something that made fun of the Muslim faith. Even Mel Brooks isn't that brave or crazy!/You know... being a Jew.
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