..a comedy legend!

..a comedy legend!

I am a big fan of Mel Brooks.  He is one of those originals whose work looks simple and his comedy border-line buffoonery, but many have tried to imitate his movies and few have succeeded over the years.  His movies, a mixture of parody and funny musicals, generally thrown into a middle of period pieces that are anything but slap-sticky actually stick to the orginal story quite closely.  There is an intelligence to the dialogue and a cheerful positivity in the tone and a sharp wit in the songs and when you are done watching, you leave with your heart much lighter and your face itching to smile.  What more can you ask from a movie?  Brooks himself is a good writer, decent actor, damn good director and nothing short of a comedy legend.

Here’s a mere snippet of his High Anxiety..

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