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Unif Title Blazing saddles (Motion picture)
Title Blazing saddles / Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Mel Brooks film ; screenplay by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger ; story by Andrew Bergman ; produced by Michael Hertzberg ; directed by Mel Brooks.
Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004]
Edition 30th anniversary special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital video rda
video file rda
DVD video
System Req DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English), Dolby Digital mono (Spanish); widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1; dual layer.
Note Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Cast Cleavon Little (Bart), Gene Wilder (Jim), Slim Pickens (Taggart), David Huddleston (Olson Johnson), Liam Dunn (Rev. Johnson), Alex Karras (Mongo), John Hillerman (Howard Johnson), George Furth (Van Johnson), Claude Ennis Starrett Jr. (Gabby Johnson), Mel Brooks (Governor Lepetomane), Harvey Korman (Hedley Lamarr), Madeline Kahn (Lili Von Shtupp), Carol Arthur, Charles McGregor, Robyn Hilton, Richard Collier, Don Megowan, Karl Lucas, Dom DeLuise.
Credits Director of photography, Joseph Biroc ; film editors, John C. Howard, Danford Greene ; choreography by Alan Johnson ; music composed and conducted by John Morris ; original songs "I'm Tired", "The French Mistake" and "The Ballad of Rock Ridge" music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, "Blazing Saddles" music by John Morris, lyrics by Mel Brooks, sung by Frankie Laine ; production designer, Peter Wooley ; choreography by Alan Johnson.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Summary Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated R.
Note Special features: Commentary by Mel Brooks; Back in the saddle (29 min.); Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn (4 min.); TV pilot Black Bart (25 min.); Additional scenes (10 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Contents Credits -- Workin' on the rail road -- Quicksand -- Hedley Lamarr -- Church meeting -- Governor -- New sheriff -- Rock Ridge welcome -- Message to the Governor -- Waco Kid -- Beanfest -- Mongo goes boom! -- Where's Froggy? -- Lili Von Shtupp -- I'm tired -- Wet sauerkraut in her hands -- Snoopin' around -- Equal opportunity employer -- "Where are all the white women at?" -- Fake Rock Ridge -- Do the voodoo you do -- Exact change -- Showtime? -- "I work for Mel Brooks!" -- Happy ending -- End Credits.
Access Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
Subject West (U.S.) -- Ethnic relations -- Drama.
Railroad companies -- Drama.
Sheriffs -- West (U.S.) -- Drama.
African American police -- West (U.S.) -- Drama.
Afronorteamericanos -- Ieste (Estados Unidios) -- Teatro.
Policía -- Ieste (Estados Unidios) -- Teatro.
African American police. (OCoLC)fst00799305
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Railroad companies. (OCoLC)fst01088581
Sheriffs. (OCoLC)fst01115838
West United States. (OCoLC)fst01243255
Genre DVD-Video discs.
Comedy films. (OCoLC)fst01710291
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Parody films. (OCoLC)fst01710431
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Western films. (OCoLC)fst01710347
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Western films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Parody films.
Addl. Author Brooks, Mel, 1926- Author of screenplay. Director. Actor.
Steinberg, Norman. Author of screenplay.
Bergman, Andrew. Author of screenplay.
Uger, Alan. Author of screenplay.
Pryor, Richard, 1940-2005. Author of screenplay.
Hertzberg, Michael. Producer.
Little, Cleavon. Actor.
Wilder, Gene, 1933-2016. Actor.
Pickens, Slim. Actor.
Huddleston, David, 1930-2016. Actor.
Dunn, Liam, 1916-1976. Actor.
Karras, Alex. Actor.
Hillerman, John. Actor.
Furth, George, 1932-2008. Actor.
Starrett, Jack, 1936-1989. Actor.
Korman, Harvey, 1927-2008. Actor.
Kahn, Madeline. Actor.
Arthur, Carol, 1935-2020. Actor.
McGregor, Charles, 1922-1996. Actor.
Hilton, Robyn, 1940- Actor.
Collier, Richard, 1919-2000. Actor.
Megowan, Don. Actor.
Lukas, Karl, 1919-1995. Actor.
DeLuise, Dom. Actor.
Biroc, Joseph, 1903-1996. cng
Morris, John, 1926-2018. Composer. Conductor.
Howard, John C., 1930-1983.
Greene, Danford B.
Laine, Frankie, 1913-2007.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Note Title on disc label and container: Mel Brooks' Blazing saddles
ISBN 0790757354
Standard # 085391895923

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