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Mel Brooks - Spaceballs: The Art of the Trope (or, making the cliché absurd)

What came first: the Mel Brooks movie or the cliché? The classic Hollywood Sci-Fi spaceship always gets gratuitous screentime from every camera angle. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood spaceship appears in a continuous one minute and 40 second scene detailing its ridiculous length.

Jun 2nd, 2013 | 0 comments

Mel Brooks - Young Frankenstein: The Art of the Homage (or, to spoof with accuracy)

For Mel Brooks the spoofing is in the details. The classic Hollywood Horror film is always black-and-white and includes scene transitions like iris outs, wipes and fades to black. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood Horror is no different. He even tracks down the original equipment from the mad doctor’s lab first used in the 1931 Frankenstein film.

Jun 2nd, 2013 | 3 comments

Mel Brooks - Blazing Saddles: The Art of the Stereotype (and turning it on its head)

Mel Brooks never met a stereotype he couldn’t upend. The classic Hollywood cowboy is always white. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood cowboy is black. And his Indian chief speaks Yiddish.

Jun 2nd, 2013 | 3 comments

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