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Blazing saddles

Author: Mel BrooksNorman SteinbergAndrew BergmanAlan UgerRichard PryorAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 30th anniversary special edView all editions and formats
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Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Parody films
Feature films
Comedy films
Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Western films
Comedy
Western
Parody
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mel Brooks; Norman Steinberg; Andrew Bergman; Alan Uger; Richard Pryor; Michael Hertzberg; Cleavon Little; Gene Wilder; Slim Pickens; David Huddleston; Liam Dunn; Alex Karras; John Hillerman; George Furth; Jack Starrett; Harvey Korman; Madeline Kahn; Carol Arthur; Charles McGregor; Robyn Hilton; Richard Collier; Don Megowan; Karl Lukas; Dom DeLuise; Joseph Biroc; John Morris; John C Howard; Danford B Greene; Frankie Laine; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790757354 9780790757353
OCLC Number: 55034008
Language Note: Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Special features: Commentary by Mel Brooks; Back in the saddle (29 min.); Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn (4 min.); TV pilot Black Bart (25 min.); Additional scenes (10 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Joseph Biroc ; film editors, John C. Howard, Danford Greene ; choreography by Alan Johnson ; music composed and conducted by John Morris ; original songs "I'm Tired", "The French Mistake" and "The Ballad of Rock Ridge" music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, "Blazing Saddles" music by John Morris, lyrics by Mel Brooks, sung by Frankie Laine ; production designer, Peter Wooley ; choreography by Alan Johnson.
Cast: Cleavon Little (Bart), Gene Wilder (Jim), Slim Pickens (Taggart), David Huddleston (Olson Johnson), Liam Dunn (Rev. Johnson), Alex Karras (Mongo), John Hillerman (Howard Johnson), George Furth (Van Johnson), Claude Ennis Starrett Jr. (Gabby Johnson), Mel Brooks (Governor Lepetomane), Harvey Korman (Hedley Lamarr), Madeline Kahn (Lili Von Shtupp), Carol Arthur, Charles McGregor, Robyn Hilton, Richard Collier, Don Megowan, Karl Lucas, Dom DeLuise.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English), Dolby Digital mono (Spanish); widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1; dual layer.
Contents: Credits --
Workin' on the rail road --
Quicksand --
Hedley Lamarr --
Church meeting --
Governor --
New sheriff --
Rock Ridge welcome --
Message to the Governor --
Waco Kid --
Beanfest --
Mongo goes boom! --
Where's Froggy? --
Lili Von Shtupp --
I'm tired --
Wet sauerkraut in her hands --
Snoopin' around --
Equal opportunity employer --
"Where are all the white women at?" --
Fake Rock Ridge --
Do the voodoo you do --
Exact change --
Showtime? --
"I work for Mel Brooks!" --
Happy ending --
End Credits.
Other Titles: Blazing saddles (Motion picture)
Mel Brooks' Blazing saddles
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Mel Brooks film ; screenplay by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger ; story by Andrew Bergman ; produced by Michael Hertzberg ; directed by Mel Brooks.

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Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy.

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