Blazing saddles [DVD videorecording]
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2004.
Actors, directors, writers, etc.
Brooks, Mel, 1926-, Wilder, Gene, 1935-, Pickens, Slim., Karras, Alex., Korman, Harvey, 1927-2008., Kahn, Madeline., DeLuise, Dom.,
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.
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.
West (U.S.) -- Ethnic relations -- Drama.
African American police -- West (U.S.) -- Drama.
Railroad companies -- Drama.
Sheriffs -- West (U.S.) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films. lcgft
Western films. lcgft
MPAA rating: Rated R.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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.