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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of MEL BROOKS


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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 01 2005 - 11:34 PM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of MEL BROOKS

Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

MEL BROOKS

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Life Stinks (1991)
Spaceballs (1987)
An Audience with Mel Brooks (1983) (TV)
History of the World: Part I (1981)
High Anxiety (1977)
Silent Movie (1976)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
The Producers (1968)



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#2 of 29 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 01 2005 - 11:35 PM

Ratings out of Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


MEL BROOKS (1926 -     )


Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) Posted Image Posted Image
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Posted Image Posted Image
Life Stinks (1991) Posted Image Posted Image
Spaceballs (1987) Posted Image Posted Image
An Audience with Mel Brooks (1983)
History of the World: Part I (1981) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
High Anxiety (1977) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Silent Movie (1976) Posted Image Posted Image
Young Frankenstein (1974) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Blazing Saddles (1974)
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The Twelve Chairs (1970) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Producers (1968) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image




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#3 of 29 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted June 01 2005 - 11:56 PM

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Life Stinks (1991)
Spaceballs (1987)
An Audience with Mel Brooks (1983) (TV)
History of the World: Part I (1981)
High Anxiety (1977)
Silent Movie (1976)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
The Producers (1968)


Bolded films I've seen.

#4 of 29 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted June 02 2005 - 12:50 AM

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) Posted Image Posted Image
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Posted Image Posted Image
Spaceballs (1987) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
History of the World: Part I (1981) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
High Anxiety (1977) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Silent Movie (1976) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Young Frankenstein (1974) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Blazing Saddles (1974) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Twelve Chairs (1970) Posted Image Posted Image
The Producers (1968)
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Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, two of my all time favorite comedies, both permanently placed in my top 50 favorite films.Posted Image

Rankings

1)Blazing Saddles (tie)
1)Young Frankenstein (tie)
2)History of the World P.1
3)High Anxiety
4)Spaceballs
5)Silent Movie
6)The Producers
7)Robin Hood: Men in Tights
8)Dracula: Dead and Loving It
9)The Twelve Chairs

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#5 of 29 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted June 02 2005 - 02:28 AM

Mel is hard one to rank, because he has two undeniable comic masterpieces and then a bunch of other stuff.

Young Frankenstein Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Blazing Saddles Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Producers Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
History of the World Pt. 1 Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
High Anxiety Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
Spaceballs Posted Image Posted Image
Dracula Dead & Loving It Posted Image

Haven't seen
The Twelve Chairs
Robin Hood
Life Stinks
Silent Movie

#6 of 29 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted June 02 2005 - 04:13 AM

1. Blazing Saddles - A
2. Spaceballs - B
3. History Of The World, Part I - B


4. The Producers - C
5. Young Frankenstein - F


Own: 0


 I may have seen Life Stinks and not remember it. I've seen bits of Robin Hood on TV. Not really interested in anything else.


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#7 of 29 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 02 2005 - 05:45 AM

Truly deserving of the "great" accolade as a director, if for nothing more than the masterpiece that is Young Frankenstein, a far better film than anything ever directed by Godard, Dreyer, Mizoguchi, Bunuel, Fassbinder, Tarkovsky, Murnau, Renoir, Truffaut, Roeg, Antonioni, Visconti, von Trier, Cocteau, Sirk or Kazan.

MEL BROOKS

Seen: 7
Like: 6
Own: 5

Rank order:

Young Frankenstein (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Producers (1968)
High Anxiety (1977)
Life Stinks (1991)
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
History of the World: Part I (1981)

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#8 of 29 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted June 02 2005 - 05:46 AM

4. Young Frankenstein - F

WOW!! I've known some people that didn't think it was as funny as most people, but an F??? Did you have a bad experience watching this as a child?Posted Image

#9 of 29 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted June 02 2005 - 06:47 AM

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Truly deserving of the "great" accolade as a director,


Damn that Jim, couldn't he have waited another day before switching to "Famous" Directors.Posted Image

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the masterpiece that is Young Frankenstein, a far better film than anything ever directed by Godard, Dreyer, Mizoguchi, Bunuel, Fassbinder, Tarkovsky, Murnau, Renoir, Truffaut, Roeg, Antonioni, Visconti, von Trier, Cocteau, Sirk or Kazan.

Nice one George, that's what I want to see.Posted Image Bill and Brook will shudder when they read that, a Mel Brooks film better than the films of their favorite Sight & Sound-luvvies, never!Posted Image

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#10 of 29 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted June 02 2005 - 06:52 AM

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WOW!! I've known some people that didn't think it was as funny as most people, but an F??? Did you have a bad experience watching this as a child?


Yeah wassup, that's more than Battlefield Earth would get, Young Fronkonsteen gets an F, was it that awful? Posted Image

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#11 of 29 OFFLINE   DavidBC

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Posted June 02 2005 - 07:45 AM

Mel Brooks is the president of the Society of Diminishing Returns for me

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) - D+
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) - C
Life Stinks (1991) - C
Spaceballs (1987) - B-
History of the World: Part I (1981) - C+
High Anxiety (1977) - B-
Silent Movie (1976) - B
Young Frankenstein (1974)- A
Blazing Saddles (1974) - A
The Producers (1968) - A
I don't care for modern films. All crashing cars and close-ups of people's feet.
-Lillian Gish
 

#12 of 29 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted June 02 2005 - 01:16 PM


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Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

Mel Brooks
Jun 28, 1926 -

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) Posted Image
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Posted Image
Life Stinks (1991) Posted Image Posted Image
Spaceballs (1987) Posted Image Posted Image
An Audience with Mel Brooks (1983) (TV)
History of the World: Part I (1981) Posted Image Posted Image
High Anxiety (1977) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Silent Movie (1976) Posted Image Posted Image
Young Frankenstein (1974) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Blazing Saddles (1974) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Twelve Chairs (1970) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Producers (1968) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)

Seen 11
Own 2


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WOW!! I've known some people that didn't think it was as funny as most people, but an F??? Did you have a bad experience watching this as a child?
Young Frankenstein is Brook's Jaws Posted Image

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if for nothing more than the masterpiece that is Young Frankenstein, a far better film than anything ever directed by Godard, Dreyer, Mizoguchi, Bunuel, Fassbinder, Tarkovsky, Murnau, Renoir, Truffaut, Roeg, Antonioni, Visconti, von Trier, Cocteau, Sirk or Kazan.
A desperate plea for attention if I ever saw one!!! Posted Image


       

#13 of 29 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 02 2005 - 01:42 PM

A desperate plea for attention if I ever saw one!!!
No, just my honest opinion, which I was motivated to forcefully state by seeing one of the greatest movies of all time denigrated as an F.
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Posted June 03 2005 - 05:27 AM

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Spaceballs (1987) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
History of the World: Part I (1981) - Posted ImagePosted Image
Young Frankenstein (1974) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
Blazing Saddles (1974) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Producers (1968) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Spaceballs
Producers
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Robin Hood
History
 

#15 of 29 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted June 04 2005 - 02:40 PM

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Posted June 07 2005 - 10:17 PM

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#17 of 29 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted June 08 2005 - 12:16 PM

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) Posted ImagePosted Image
Spaceballs (1987) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
History of the World: Part I (1981) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Young Frankenstein (1974) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Blazing Saddles (1974) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


#18 of 29 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted June 08 2005 - 11:12 PM

First of all, I 'd like to extend my heartfelt condolences to Mel Brooks for the recent loss of his very talented wife, Anne Bancroft.

Now, in order of merit:


1.Young Frankenstein (1974) ***1/2
2.Blazing Saddles (1974) ***1/2
3.The Producers (1968) ***1/2
4.The Twelve Chairs (1970) ***
5.High Anxiety (1977) **1/2
6.Silent Movie (1976) **1/2
7.History of the World: Part I (1981) **1/2
8.Spaceballs (1987) **
9.Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) **


In many ways, Mel Brooks reminds me of John Carpenter in that both film-makers, after an impressive initial outburst of creativity, saw their careers peter out really fast and, although they kept working irregularly (Carpenter, admittedly, less so), their subsequent work suffers immeasurably in comparison with the classics they made their reputations on.


Joe,

You seem to like SPACEBALLS an awful lotPosted Image! Actually, I've considered picking up that recent SE DVD but, in all honesty, I have my doubts as to how tolerable it would be nowadays; of course, as a kid I enjoyed it but, even though my critical faculties where less sharp thenPosted Image, one could already sense a distinct falling-off in quality...

#19 of 29 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 09 2005 - 04:12 AM

Mario,

I tend to agree with you about Brook's later works, however, you might want to check out Life Stinks. While not the classic that Young Frankenstein, etc. is, I think it's a highlight of his later career, and quite enjoyable (as long as you're not expecting Blazing Saddles, etc.)
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#20 of 29 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted June 09 2005 - 08:55 PM

Quote (originally posted by George Kaplan):

"Mario,

I tend to agree with you about Brook's later works, however, you might want to check out Life Stinks. While not the classic that Young Frankenstein, etc. is, I think it's a highlight of his later career, and quite enjoyable (as long as you're not expecting Blazing Saddles, etc.)"



George,

I'd certainly be interested in checking LIFE STINKS (1991) out...but only if you retract the following statement of yours (since you've picked on 5 of my favorites)Posted Image:

"Truly deserving of the "great" accolade as a director, if for nothing more than the masterpiece that is Young Frankenstein, a far better film than anything ever directed by Godard, Dreyer, Mizoguchi, Bunuel, Fassbinder, Tarkovsky, Murnau, Renoir, Truffaut, Roeg, Antonioni, Visconti, von Trier, Cocteau, Sirk or Kazan."


Seriously, though: while I'm as confused as anyone else here about Brook giving an F grade to YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)Posted Image...although hopelessly misguidedPosted Image, one can't say that you haven't the courage of your convictionsPosted Image!


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