Special interestMel Brook's Blazing Saddles has one of the weirdest endings for a comical movie
      – BorgClown, 2009-11-16 at 12:56:38   (14 comments)

On 2009-11-16 at 13:04:30, BorgClown wrote...
Remember Spaceballs (also Mel Brook's) where the bad guys break the fourth wall and just peek ahead of the movie? That was already done in Blazing Saddles, on 1974 (stop reading if you haven't seen it): ***SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS *** It's a western style all-out fight on a little town, but they get so carried over that it spills to an adjacent French musical set, and finally the studio's cafeteria. The bad guy runs outside, stops a cab and says "ride me out of this picture", while the good guy chases on a horse. The bad guy enters a theater where the same movie is being exhibited, and he sees on screen that the good guy is almost there. He tries to escape, he's finally shot down, and the good guy and his sidekick check the movie ending to see what's left to do. That was such a crazy ending.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:04:56, BorgClown wrote...
Can you guess it's a long holiday here? =)
On 2009-11-16 at 13:07:17, BorgClown wrote...
Mel Brook's movies seem to break the fourth wall constantly. "Robin Hood, men in tights" has the main characters referring to the movie script when in doubt.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:11:24, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: It may be a long holiday, but isn't it only 7 in the morning? It's tough to comment on Blazing Saddles when I haven't seen it. I'm not even sure if I've seen Spaceballs either - if I have, it wasn't memorable in spite of being well-known.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:17:39, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: My sleep gets all messes over on weekends, specially on long ones, I've been awake all night. I feel my lifespan shortening already =) Those movies have best seen with a lighthearted mood, they're not a unceasing stream of comedic genius, but not even Monty Python is.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:18:33, BorgClown wrote...
Uh, I meant messed. Typing in the dark... Never quite nailed touch typing.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:28:18, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: I didn't get up until 10:30 today. I tend to go to bed by midnight as much as I can, but I'm a night person and don't get up early without a specific reason.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:29:09, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I did watch Brüno this week. Not sure how long the images will take to fade from my brain.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:37:47, BorgClown wrote...
"Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America" Why the hell did you go and watch that? Do you realize those things cannot be unseen?
On 2009-11-16 at 13:38:56, BorgClown wrote...
6.6 start on IMDB, can't be that horrible anyway. The scars will heal. I hope. I know the pain, I saw Zoolander.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:40:30, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: Heh, well it's a good film in many ways but is deliberately shocking - to North Americans at least, who are religiously homophobic. It's a good comedy, but not as good as Borat was.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:48:19, BorgClown wrote...
Suddenly I realize there is too much comedy in the world.
On 2009-11-16 at 22:39:45, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: What does that mean?
On 2009-11-17 at 03:46:08, BorgClown wrote...
Because I can't see it all =)