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This movie pissed me off as a KID, because it was so anti-white. It is easily one of my self-loathing, baby-boomer dad's favorite movies. He tried to indoctrinate me with The Jerk, In the Heat of the Night, etc. Even when I was younger than 10, I thought "But nobody acts like these ridiculous white people." The jokes fell flat on me, because they were so removed from reality that they weren't funny. It irritated me that the Jew-written (many Mel Brooks) movies made all the white people buffoonish caricatures and all the black people were unrealistically perfect. Even as a very young child, I recognized them as propaganda, even though I didn't even know what propaganda was, yet.
THIS movie was the SJW comedy of the last generation and - honestly - if you thought it was funny, then you're probably just as low-IQ and low-resolution-thinking as the current SJWs; just in a different socio-political environment, where you followed the crowd.
John Lathrop Unique post, and I enjoyed reading it. I hadn't thought about Blazing Saddles in that light, but you make a lot of sense. Actually that is sort of what the poster of the video points out; even though this movie makes fun of white people, it would still be too 'racist' for todays SJW climate. Things have only gotten worse. We have regressed.
I will admit I watched this years ago with my dad when I was still young and you know what he said to me when I asked why they used the N word a literal quote from when I was a kid he said to me that it was for three reasons one was that the movie was made in a different time and shouldn't be looked at though modern eyes but though context, the second thing he said was they used it to show how stupid racists really are and third he said it shouldn't really matter its just a word when I was a kid I didn't think much of it and enjoyed a damn good comedy which I still enjoy to this day but now I kinda see where he was coming from he was in a way trying to tell me that words only have as much power as we give them and the special snowflakes give words too much power. and after realizing that I have started to stop giving a fuck about other people I will not censor myself to make someone feel comfortable maybe I misunderstood his message but that is what I took from it and while we had our differences I will always be thankful for him showing me this movie and allowing me to see all of Mel Brooks classic movies
I used to work with a black person who said this film is a classic and loved it. The idea of the film was to highlight the racial hatred that was going on and to show people how ridiculous racial hatred is as this film showed. For instance look at how stupid all the towns people were and acted towards Bart. Their characters were deliberately written that way to emphasize even more how dumb they all were towards other races. The film mocks people that are racist. In itself it's not a racist film but a film about racism. This baffles me why people would get so triggered if a film were made like this today.
Cleavon Little character is really a live action Bugs Bunny which is Brer Rabbit which is based on a wiley slave stories in the Antibelleum South. The Br'er Rabbit stories can be traced back to trickster figures in Africa, particularly the hare that figures prominently in the storytelling traditions in West, Central, and Southern Africa. These tales continue to be part of the traditional folklore of numerous peoples throughout those regions. In the Akan traditions of West Africa, the trickster is usually the spider Anansi. Characters talk themselves out of trouble. FULL Circle.
Political correctness and the Me-Too movement will be the death of comedy (filmmaking in general).
I'd like to see another Charlie Chan movie made but forget about that, never happen.
Everyone gets offended about something and then whatever film or show it was gets squashed.
Really really sad state of affairs there - I was thinking about this not too long ago myself. Love Blazing Saddles (and History of the World Part 1 for sure) and honestly - most Mel Brooks movies couldn't be made nowadays. It really feels like in the last 10-15 years,the whole tolerance and understanding in the world we had before is melting away. People have become so polarized they forget the real world exists in the middle... Anyways, Thanks for the video it's important people understand where we were and where we've come to.
It really is sad that it probably wouldn't be made today, except maybe as an indie project.
That some people would actually think that it plays its racist elements seriously just means that they're incapable of grasping the concept of 'satire' and are perhaps utterly humorless. Those same people think that The Onion articles are to be taken as real (and lambast them for it, or alternatively, use them as evidence to prop up their own idiotic points of view).
Most people would get the film. It's just that minority that would scream "THAT'S OFFENSIVE, YOU MONSTERS!" are so loud that studios and publishers feel they can't take risks.
I agree with you about how this movie couldn't possibly be made to today as good as the original. I actually love this movie and this would trigger Liberals ALMOST as hard as Black Panther triggered the regressive Right.
Based on similar sentiments expressed to me, I watched this film. I found the jokes fairly low-brow, unimaginative, and too dependent on class and race distinctions. I understand what they were trying to do thematically, but I feel like the film fails on a comedic level. Overall, it wasn't offensive, it was just boring.
The Governor is William J. Le Petomane, played by Mel Brooks and named after a 19th century French artist who was famous for his ability to fart on command. The name attacks all politicians without actually offending anyone specific... And Hedy (I mean Hedley) LaMarr was Le Petomane's crooked attorney general, not the actual governor. Good piece, though. And a really good film that could never be made today. At least they do play a heavily censored version on TV now and then.
Are you a fucking idiot or something? The reason why Blazing Saddles couldn't be made today is because the social and cultural climate that made it work doesn't existed today. It couldn't be made today because it isn't fucking relative today, you jumped up pseudo intellectual ball bag.
Those who are so easily offended don't have to watch this or anything else that bothers them. But they have no right to dictate what can/cannot be made or viewed; censorship has no place in our society.
a group of us watched this on TV recently and the campfire fart scene was kept in but the audio was blanked out. watching the cowboys lean up on one cheek without any noise was even funnier that the original. we all rolled on the floor laughing
The problem isn't just our PC culture. On a deeper level, we live in a society where we need our comedy spoon fed to us. We take things way too literally. Quality satire like that from Mel Brooks isn't commonplace anymore.
LMFAO, I'm one of those snowflakes you talk about, and I LOVE that film!
It's not racist, it's having a go at racism, just as you say. That's what people seem to miss in films, shows, books, etc. like Blazing Saddles.
Of course, it was of its time, when films/shows like that were needed, when racism was rife, and comedy was, and still is, one of the best ways of getting the anti racism message across.
I can 90% agree that this would not be made today, at least not in its format. The only reason I do not go 100% is due to Spike Lee's Confederate States of America. I think if someone tried a remake it would either so slap stick, low quality humor or do the reverse and be dark (no pun intended) and gritty.
People are afraid to laugh due to hurt feelings. Watch any sitcom today on a major network. I promise you will simply sit there and not laugh. The jokes are sanitized. Progress should be the ability to laugh at each other as equally as ourselves. The more you do that the more the comfort level will go up. The more the comfort level goes up, the more the barriers come down leading to more understanding of each other.
Well loads of us mennials love this movie the majority of us are not libtards!!
I have noticed that (mennial) and or (mennials) have become a catch phrase that is just as thrown around as much as the left throws around (racist) or (sexiest)!!
We literally had this already, not too long ago. It was called Chappelles Show.
Do we need this movie today? Who is asking for it? The same people that get mad at SJW’s about being mad about racism/racist tropes are the same ones that would say something along the lines of, “if we just wouldn’t talk about racism, it would go away”, which is a stupid statement in its own right, but here we are.
Unfortunately a film wont be made today because people use pejoratives like 'SJW' and 'Snowflake' and the entire movie would be made to fit an anti-'PC' frame. What's joyous is it transcends all of that. Better to make a funny video about a funny film without the ponderous political message then?
Its exactly like the British sitcom "Till Death Us Do Part" would never be made today. Another show that takes the mick out of racism etc. The show actually makes the character Alf Garnett look stupid and laughs at him. Something the actor who played him, Warren Michell pointed out. But dumb as f**k extreme SJWs would either not get this irony or still find something to moan about.
You're right about that. The Saul Alinsky, politically correct SJW Nazis have killed America! They've destroyed the capability for creativity, humor and anything else of redeeming social value. A bunch of mindless, uneducated, ignorant drones that don't know how to do anything including speak English correctly. The result is the mindless 💩 they call music, which is really rap. A genre of 💩 they called music which proves their ignorance of the English language, since nobody who turns this crap out can play an instrument or sing. They take human bile like Andrew Dice Clay and call it comedy because they have turned the nation so simple-minded that sickness and perversion has replaced intelligent humor. Doctors, pharmacists, scientists and professionals are imported from the rest of the world because our schools can't teach anybody anything except the BS of social justice and liberal arts. I grew up in America and it is now dead. It is a graveyard of music, intelligence, comedy, creativity originality and everything else of goodness, down to its national language. The idiots wandering this country today use adult as a verb and the word adulting. It's enough to make you instantly retch when you look into these people's eyes and listen to them talk, if that's what you want to call it.
The American public school system has been 100% Saul Alinskyized, it's the biggest abuser of children in the Free World!
I'm 60 years old and I was lucky enough to be born and raised in America when it was in its last days.
Those of us who are old enough walk around with our memories of America, the rest walk around with their illusions of it.