Started by GalacticBusDriver, February 16, 2013, 12:37:09 AM
Quote from: Shiranu on November 19, 2022, 06:17:55 PMOn that note, started rewatching Blazing Saddles and my lord... I have not heard so many n words dropped since... uh... *insert mumble rapper who rhymes black person with black person*.
Quote from: Shiranu on November 19, 2022, 06:17:55 PMMel Brooks - History of the World, Part 1Today on things that wouldn't last 5 seconds in modern society, despite it's glaring necessity as a film that portrays Romans and their legacy on mankind in perhaps the most historically accurate light... despite being a comedy...
QuoteIt's Mel Brooks; you know it's gonna be good. Particularly the amount of call-backs and slow burn jokes are truly just from an era of movie writing long past - it's not "better", it's not "worse", it's just a product of it's time.
QuoteKinda like the almost sickening levels of sexism Mel Brooks shows in the film... but I would like to think, given his own facial expressions, that even he was sickened men actually behaved like this and was just making fun of them.
QuoteNote that none of the leaders, from Torquemada to Caesar to the Senators to King Louis, are nice or well-adjusted people.
QuoteThough in seriousness, it's pretty strange that no one has done this sort of a historical anthology comedy since. It wouldn't be that hard to do a Scary Movie treatment of historical events and personalities.
Quote from: Shiranu on November 19, 2022, 10:32:49 PMAlmost like inbred man-children who were pampered from birth beyond belief, and given the right to end entire villages or nations as a birthday gift at 13 aren't exactly fit to be emperor or king - even with education they mostly missed more than hit.