History Film / SilentMovie

4th Apr '17 2:07:24 PM NWolfman
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''Silent Movie'' is a 1976 comedy directed by Creator/MelBrooks. Advertised as "the first [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin silent film]] in [[Film/ModernTimes forty years]]", its AllStarCast includes Brooks himself, Creator/DomDeLuise, Creator/MartyFeldman, Creator/SidCaesar, Creator/AnneBancroft, Creator/LizaMinnelli, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/MarcelMarceau and Creator/PaulNewman.

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''Silent Movie'' is a 1976 comedy directed by Creator/MelBrooks. Advertised as "the first [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin silent film]] in [[Film/ModernTimes forty years]]", its AllStarCast includes Brooks himself, himself (the first of several leads he'd write for himself), Creator/DomDeLuise, Creator/MartyFeldman, Creator/SidCaesar, Creator/AnneBancroft, Creator/LizaMinnelli, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/MarcelMarceau and Creator/PaulNewman.
4th Apr '17 2:00:44 PM NWolfman
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* TakeOurWordForIt: We never actually ''see'' the silent movie being produced, despite the fact that saving the film canister from being destroyed is a major plot point.
4th Apr '17 1:53:45 PM NWolfman
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* OverlyPreparedGag: The entire movie can be read as a set up for "only word spoken is from [[Creator/MarcelMarceau a mime]]" gag. If this was intentional, it may have the single longest set up for a punchline ever.
19th Mar '17 3:27:42 PM nombretomado
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* WheelChairAntics: Mel and his boys are pursuing PaulNewman through a hospital Newman's in. All chairs are motorized, but only Newman actually needs his.

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* WheelChairAntics: Mel and his boys are pursuing PaulNewman Creator/PaulNewman through a hospital Newman's in. All chairs are motorized, but only Newman actually needs his.
26th Feb '17 9:34:27 AM jamespolk
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* OverlyPreparedGag: The ''entire film'' may or may not have been a huge set up to have [[spoiler: Marcel Marceau, the world's most famous mime, give the only line of spoken dialogue in an otherwise dialogue-free film]].
15th Jan '17 1:32:26 PM Xtifr
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* TakeThat: The company "Engulf and Devour" is a jab at Gulf+Western, a conglomerate which at the time owned ParamountPictures. (Unsurprisingly, Paramount ''didn't'' do ''Silent Movie''.)

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* TakeThat: The company "Engulf and Devour" is a jab at Gulf+Western, a conglomerate which at the time owned ParamountPictures.Creator/{{Paramount}}. (Unsurprisingly, Paramount ''didn't'' do ''Silent Movie''.)
10th Sep '16 9:25:15 AM erforce
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** "[[Film/BenHur Truly he is the king of the winos!]]"

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** "[[Film/BenHur "[[Film/BenHur1959 Truly he is the king of the winos!]]"
2nd Sep '16 4:50:43 PM NWolfman
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* OverlyPreparedGag: The ''entire film'' may or may not have been a huge set up to have [[spoiler: Marcel Marceau, the world's most famous mime, give the only line of spoken dialogue in an otherwise dialogue-free film]].


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* PunnyName: Dom [=DeLouise=]'s character is named "Dom Bell" ("dumbell").
21st Aug '16 8:12:14 PM Kalmbach
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* TitleDrop: All over the place. After all, it is about [[Creator/MelBrooks Mel Broo..]] I mean, [[TheDanza Mel Funn,]] trying to make a silent movie.


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* TitleDrop: All over the place. After all, it is about [[Creator/MelBrooks Mel Broo..]] I mean, [[TheDanza Mel Funn,]] trying to make a silent movie.
* ToiletHumor: While riding a carousel, Vilma's horse takes a crap. [[FridgeBrilliance It poops out toy wooden blocks.]]
21st Aug '16 8:00:54 PM Kalmbach
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