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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:57 PM

Springtime for Hitler in Germany, from.."The Producers" - Mel Brooks

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Reply Springtime for Hitler in Germany, from.."The Producers" - Mel Brooks (Original post)
Stuart G Jun 2020 OP
nycbos Jun 2020 #1
Stuart G Jun 2020 #2
nycbos Jun 2020 #5
WinstonSmith4740 Jun 2020 #7
WinstonSmith4740 Jun 2020 #6
WinstonSmith4740 Jun 2020 #3
Stuart G Jun 2020 #4
BigmanPigman Jun 2020 #8
magicguido Jun 2020 #9
edbermac Jun 2020 #10

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:01 PM

1. Mel Brooks has serious guts.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:08 PM

2. If you watch the entire movie, you will see far more than this..

"BLAZING SADDLES" has a fart scene...when I first saw that in the theater, I couldn't stop laughing...
That scene came out of no where, and I couldn't believe it.. And...more important..I laughed my head off..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:54 PM

5. I have seen both movies.

They are amazing.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:23 PM

7. The Producers and Blazing Saddles.

Always considered those his twin peaks of genius, although "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" is a close runner-up.
During my waitressing gig, I worked with a cook who was as big a Brooks fan as me. We spent the slow time throwing lines back and forth. Stopped him in his tracks with, "Scuse me while I whip this out!" He was done.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:19 PM

6. I saw an interview with him a while back.

He was asked if he made it a point to make fun of Nazis whenever possible. His response? (Paraphrased) I don't know...why would a Jew want to make Nazis look ridiculous?

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:22 PM

3. I defy anyone...

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To stay seated in your living room while this scene is on. The man is a fucking genius. Couldn't find the scene, but Murphy Brown once told Elden he could only stay for New Year's Eve and watch The Producers with her if he promised not to dance during "Springtime for Hitler".

One of my proudest accomplishments of my teaching career was turning one of my kids onto Mel Brooks. Real shy kid. He approachd me after class...he had just seen the remake of The Producers and asked if I had ever seen it. I immediately started running lines, and told him, yeah had seen the original 10 or 117 times. Told him as his teacher, I couldn't recommend he watch any of Brooks' movies, but I could tell him they're some of the funniest ever made. He became a total Mel Brooks freak. We would yell lines across campus to each other. Don't even get me started on Blazing Saddles.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:28 PM

4. i really couldn't believe the movie, "Producers" when I saw it for the first time..

..Funny in a way I couldn't imagine. Many of Mel's films are like that.. He is a genius..recognized by some of us, too crude to some, ...unknown to many..and funny as can be..(to me)

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:23 PM

8. He celebrated his birthday 2 days ago with pal Carl Reiner.

I feel badly...he is really going to be sad now. They ate dinner together every night and watched Jeopardy and movies after both of their wives died.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:43 PM

9. Oh I bet donald trump would like to be the star of that show

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:15 PM

10. Brooks won the Screenplay Oscar for that, beating out 2001: A Space Odyssey

Which I have very mixed feelings about.

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