History Trivia / BlazingSaddles

16th Jun '17 1:22:08 PM NWolfman
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Burton Gilliam (Lyle) was quite reluctant to drop all the N-bombs in the script, until Cleavon Little (Bart) assured Gilliam that he would not be offended as long as he ''only'' said it in the movie.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Burton Gilliam (Lyle) was quite reluctant to drop all the N-bombs in the script, until Cleavon Little (Bart) assured Gilliam that he would not be offended.
17th May '17 5:43:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Creator/MadelineKahn - a classically-trained opera singer, among her other talents - playing the German Lili Von Schtupp in Blazing Saddles. Lili is extremely popular for her sex appeal, but her singing voice is deep, heavily accented, and mostly off-key. Namely because she's an old-west parody of Creator/MarleneDietrich.
11th May '17 10:46:15 PM Theriocephalus
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** Not necessarily out, but the genre had shifted to darker and edgier with Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns. However after this movie nobody would ever take the Western seriously again. More than forty years later there have essentially been only four successful westerns made and each had to turn a lot of the old cliches on their ear: Silverado has an old story line, but there isn't even so much as a mention of Indians and one of the heroes is black. Young Guns, and its' sequel, are basically just villain protagonist action films with an old west setting. Dances with Wolves has the Indians as the good guys who are victimized by the white settlers. Unforgiven is a Deconstruction of virtually every western trope.

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** Not necessarily out, but the genre had shifted to darker and edgier with Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns. However after this movie nobody would ever take the Western seriously again. More than forty years later there have essentially been only four successful westerns made and each had to turn a lot of the old cliches on their ear: Silverado ''Silverado'' has an old story line, but there isn't even so much as a mention of Indians and one of the heroes is black. Young Guns, ''Young Guns'' and its' sequel, its sequel are basically just villain protagonist action films with an old west setting. Dances ''Dances with Wolves Wolves'' has the Indians as the good guys who are victimized by the white settlers. Unforgiven ''Unforgiven'' is a Deconstruction deconstruction of virtually every western Western trope.
26th Apr '17 9:52:37 AM dsneybuf
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* InMemoriam: After Creator/GeneWilder's death, AMC brought ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' and this back to the big screen for a limited time.
25th Apr '17 8:04:48 AM NWolfman
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** During the scene where Lili seduces Bart and [[BlackIsBiggerInBed talks about the size of his penis]], Bart originally followed her assertion up with "[[SubvertedTrope I hate to disappoint you ma'am]], [[GagPenis but you're sucking on my]] ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice arm]]''." The censors let everything in the script pass '''but''' this, as they thought this was a joke too far.

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** During the scene where The gag of Lili seduces Bart and finding out the truth about "[Bart's] people [[BlackIsBiggerInBed talks about the size of his penis]], Bart being gifted]]" originally followed her assertion up with included the punchline "[[SubvertedTrope I hate to disappoint you ma'am]], [[GagPenis but you're sucking on my]] ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice arm]]''." The This was apparently the only thing the censors let everything in the script pass '''but''' this, as they thought this was a joke too far.wouldn't budge on.
25th Apr '17 8:01:13 AM NWolfman
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** Frankie Laine's earnest rendition of the opening theme sang came about in part because Mel Brooks never told him the movie was a comedy. Brooks decided to keep Laine in the dark about the true nature of the film, thinking his performance would be better if Laine thought it was an authentic Western. Laine only found out at the premiere.

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** Frankie Laine's earnest rendition of the opening theme sang came about in part because Mel Brooks never told him Laine was not informed that the movie was a comedy. Mel Brooks decided to keep Laine in the dark about the true nature of the film, thinking his performance would be better if Laine thought simply told him it was an authentic Western. Laine about racism and Laine, assuming it was a ''serious'' movie about racism, sang it 100% sincerely. He only found out at the premiere.
4th Apr '17 7:35:13 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActingForTwo: Mel Brooks plays the Governor and a Yiddish-speaking Indian Chief that appears in Bart's flashback sequence.

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* ActingForTwo: Mel Brooks Creator/MelBrooks plays the Governor and a Yiddish-speaking Indian Chief that appears in Bart's flashback sequence.



* CreatorCameo: The voices for the drunk who Lili Von Shtupp kicks off the stage and the German soldier who joins her later in the show are both provided by Creator/MelBrooks.


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* GenreKiller: It was quite a while before anybody took TheWestern seriously again.
** Although the genre had already been on its way out for about a decade at that point.
** Not necessarily out, but the genre had shifted to darker and edgier with Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns. However after this movie nobody would ever take the Western seriously again. More than forty years later there have essentially been only four successful westerns made and each had to turn a lot of the old cliches on their ear: Silverado has an old story line, but there isn't even so much as a mention of Indians and one of the heroes is black. Young Guns, and its' sequel, are basically just villain protagonist action films with an old west setting. Dances with Wolves has the Indians as the good guys who are victimized by the white settlers. Unforgiven is a Deconstruction of virtually every western trope.
1st Apr '17 5:25:40 PM KingClark
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** Creator/DomDeLuise has claimed that the role of the director of the film-within-a-film, "The French Mistake", was originally meant to be played by Creator/PeterSellers. However, after Brooks endured an exhaustive four-hour audition, he instead cast DeLuise.

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** Creator/DomDeLuise has claimed that the role of the director of the film-within-a-film, "The French Mistake", was originally meant to be played by Creator/PeterSellers. However, after Brooks endured an exhaustive four-hour audition, he instead cast DeLuise.[=DeLuise=].
1st Apr '17 5:25:14 PM KingClark
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* WorkingTitle: ''Tex X''.

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** During the scene where Lili seduces Bart and [[BlackIsBiggerInBed talks about the size of his penis]], Bart originally followed her assertion up with "[[SubvertedTrope I hate to disappoint you ma'am]], [[GagPenis but you're sucking on my]] ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice arm]]''." The censors let everything in the script pass '''but''' this, as they thought this was a joke too far.
* WorkingTitle: ''Tex X''.X''.
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