Tag Archives: Mel Brooks

memories of the ’80s – My Favorite Year

This early¬†1980s comedy is a flashback for a young writer when he met his favourite actor in My Favorite Year. Starring Peter O’Toole as charismatic Allan Swann and Mark Linn-Baker as narrator Benjy Stone, My Favorite Year was written by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Silent Movie

Fans of satire and slapstick comedy got a dose of cultural commentary in the Mel Brooks film Silent Movie. Co-written, directed and starring Mel Brooks, Silent Movie is a parody of the silent film era, and starts Brooks as Mel … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Madeline Kahn

This funny lady became a star in the 1970s thanks to director Mel Brooks, which made her a household name: Madeline Kahn. Growing up in New York City, Madeline Wolfson went to school on Long Island, studying drama, music and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Blazing Saddles

Satire was high in the saddle with the debut of Blazing Saddles. Written by Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Norm Steinberg and Al Uger, the screenplay was based on an original script by Andrew Bergman and the film was directed by … Continue reading

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