Blazing Saddles: Back In The Saddle (BTS Documentary)

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Taken straight from the BR. Blazing Saddles (1974) Description: In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/ Director: Mel Brooks Writers: Mel Brooks (screenplay), Norman Steinberg (screenplay) Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens I do not own any of this material. I am uploading it for educational/reference reasons. None of my uploads are monetized unless by the copyright owner. Please feel free to contact me about copyright complaints. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

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Terry : Funniest film ever made!

Charles Peter Watson : It's sad when you grew up with this film and know how many of the actors and actresses in the movie are gone.

Calvin Walker (Contractor) : As an African American this movie was funny as hell! Period! I loved it back in the day!

Onnie Duvall : I really hate that edited for TV version. If anything deserves to be banned from the face of the earth it is that horrendous edit. Ugh!

csnyder820 : Where all the white women at?? Classic movie that makes you laugh plain and simple! I can watch it over and over and laugh every single time!

Enevan1968 : Do I miss Harvey Korman, Cleavon Little, Madeline Kahn and Slim Pickens...

billy hothleuf : Im a black man..and this is fukn funny!!!

alsuncat : I mentioned to an coworker that Blazing Saddles was on netflix a few months ago. A younger guy over heard me. He was in his early 20s and decided to watch it. Next day he told me it was the funniest f#$kin move he had ever seen. Timeless.

vubhuhjkbhubohjb : If I could only see one film in my lifetime it would be this one, Mel Brooks at his absolute best!

Ed Petrovski : I met Burton Gilliam on a plane--I forget where from and to--and had the chance to ask him some questions about the making of the movie. He was a fireman in Dallas, I think, two weeks before he was Lyle. He said Slim Pickens was the salt of the earth--a really great guy. Many times they had to do a retake because the cast was laughing. Gilliam was a straight shooter--no pretense--just a good guy to have a beer with. Thanks to all of you who made this incredible movie. It will last forever.

Xardox17 : The right movie at the right time. We were as open to discourse between the races as ever in our history. We were almost completely over the hatred (except for the pockets of shitheads). Everyone talked about the movie and worked through the scandal. Bigotry was tackled by parody and shown to be as silly as the movie.

J Cortese : As good as Richard Pryor would have been, I'm glad they hired Cleavon Little. He was much more the squeaky-clean all-American type, and it made for a better contrast with the crummy townsfolk. That campfire scene, as far as my father was concerned, was the apex of American cinema. Move over Citizen Kane! :-)

Geoff Peterson : "Candygram for Mongo"

Serg Ortiz : What i would give to have been in the room while they wrote this.

Screaming Lord Sutch : Possibly one of the best narratives on racism ever!

808avgjoe53 : Blazing Saddles will live forever...

James Mack : Harvey Korman should have been nominated for his performance as Hedley Lamarr....it was fantastic

Kevin Pogue : "We've got to protect our phony baloney jobs gentlemen." That is at the heart of what government is and how it works.

wurly164 : The sheriff is near

Probability & Outcome : One of funniest movies ever made along with Young Frankenstein and Airplane.πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

Roadrunner : what in the wild wild world of sports

Laurie Bolles : The scene that brings me to tears every time because I'm laughing so hard is the eating beans around the camp fire. Especially when you hear the horses whinnying, you know it's really bad if the horses can't take it.

Robert bishop : I belly laughed throughout this entire movie. This was a great ensemble cast. They all worked so well together. No comedy that has been made since is anywhere near as funny as Blazzing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Gary Tarr : Blazing Saddles ranks alongside Life Of Brian as the 2 funniest films ever made.

Dean Christensen : You couldn't make Blazing Saddles nowadays without numerous protest groups screaming against it.

Rossm3838 : you cant ridicule racism without showing the racism. But the snowflakes of today do not grasp that and instead prefer to be upset and outraged. political correctness is killing comedy as well as culture.

Jack Fairweather : Equal opportunity offensiveness. Funniest movie I've ever seen!

Randy Wise : Blazing Saddles was re-released to the theatres in 1976. I remember it well because my first part time job was as an usher at one of the two city theatres. We sold out every night and matinee. I saw Saddles 28 times in three weeks. Two shows a night and Saturday and Sunday matinees. And this is for a movie that had already been out two years prior. Amazing. As a sixteen year old, I loved the movie and it’s still one of my favourites. I loved it because Black Bart was the true hero of the film and he was obviously the most intelligent character in the movie. As a sheltered Canadian living in a city where racism was not up front and obvious, this was my first experience with racism as depicted in film. And the message I took from it was only idiots are racists, or as The Waco Kid called them β€œ You know... morons.”

Stephen Mack : I was in the Army at Ft. Lewis, WA. when this came to our PX theater. I can honestly say my friend and I Never laughed so freakin hard in my life for the entire film ! And when the campfire scene started, I truly wished I hadn't had that soda, because I LOST IT, the soda that is, Right down the leg, funny does not even start. Now, I know it's sophomoric humor, but IT WAS FREAKIN AWESOME ! Thank you Mr. Brooks and the entire AMAZING cast and crew for a truly memorable comedic cinematic masterpiece! I had to keep going back to see it cause I missed half the jokes and sight gags from the laughing and tears in the eyes! I had it on VHS and now in Blu-ray in Mel's Full Collection of films. A true joy, even my prudish ex Loved it !

George Semel : Well, Mel Brooks " we broke ground and broke wind" and I busted a gut already. I never could look at him without laughing. He is a comic genius! I was 19 in 1974, I got to see it on the big screen, and many, many times since!

brilliantatbreakfast : A movie that could never be made today, but is one of the funniest films every made.

yafargo : When Gene Wilder died, our local theatre manager showed it once, uncut, and unedited. the theatre was full, both races, all PC checked at the door. I took my 17yr old daughter, who loved it! Everyone clapped, laughed, (and yelled intensely at a cellphone checker to turn his phone off, even)! Just a great 2hrs! Thanks, everyone! Like Airplane, Naked Gun, Fargo, Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, one of the 6 pillars of cinematic humor!

Kevin McGuire : No a movie to be watched on broadcast tv. too much of the humor taken out.

scarletfluerr : Blazing Saddles is one of the funniest movies in history and Mel Brooks is the comedic mind of the century. I always thought the hypocrisy of removing the sound of the farts but then in other movies you can show a woman being beaten was ridiculous.

Leen Hintjens : It is the finest comedy ever ever done I agree

runner6500 : I've seen this movie so many times, I know the lines.

Munin Raven : "Lilly VonSchtupp" rolls off the tongue in such a glorious way. It's like "bumblebee", only the way I smile after is so very slightly different. Just wonderful. :)

Rick Cruz : I was born in 1971 being a kid the campfire fart scene was my favorite 20 or so yrs later the scene that still gets me cracking up even today is sheriff Bart saying where the white women at to the kkk characters if it were real life the shit would have hit the fan I just imagine how furious there faces would have looked and laugh M.A.O. HAHAHA HAHAHA HAHAHA!!!

Frank Insense : "A Laurel and Hardy handshake"

Nautilus1972 : ....steady as a rock ..... but I shoot with THIS one ....

Michael Muldowney : First saw this as a double feature with Monty Python And The Holy Grail... in the late 70's.

4640jds : He usually gets short shrift, but Harvey was the funniest guy in the movie.

PanosP.94 : I wonder why they never considered Foster Brooks for the Waco kid! No better drunk in Hollywood .....he had the looks and ragged face, PLUS drunk play like no equal! Having said that, Gene wilder was Phenomenal! As usual...

Scott Gingras : Somebody's gotta go back and get a shit load of Dimes! lol

J&D Group, LLC : I take exception with Mel's comment that its a "really dumb movie" Its a comedic classic, and its a CLASSIC movie. PERIOD. There's just no other way to characterize it.

Hugh Mcmillan : And for my next impression, Jesse Owens!

wavygr : One of the funniest movies ever made along with Animal House and Dr. Strangelove

Hoschi0913 : he is totally wrong........today you could NOT make a movie like this......way to much pc going around and people are offended at and by everything

James Thorson : But we don't want the Irish!