Anyway, what Brooks is pushing here is a very popular theory about racism from the 1970s. In terms of derangement, the people loved Reagan -- black, white and other. Racism is just incidental to that part of the human condition--something to be exploited. Some people would find the humor 'off color', but I just look at it as just plain fun. Not in this day and age. The residents of Rock Ridge all named Johnson need a new sheriff.
He's very good, bringing a lightness to the role that's equal parts Shaft and Bugs Bunny. Good point about Gran Torino. I suspect that racism has many different causes. Mel Brooks at his comedic, satirical, subversive and irreverent best. What's interesting is that Obama's election seems to have wiped out the race issue with the public again.
It features the most well-renowned and celebrated lovers from the vast, dusty pages of Western literature. I would have said no, except that clearly most of the public is no longer racist or sees the world as racist. And they never aired any of them. I have to admit the comedy may rub people the wrong way. Critic after critic saw it as a story of a racist learning the error of his ways and redeeming himself. I did understand black kids in the neighborhood perfectly well, albeit from the perspective of the prey. Most whites in the antebellum South never owned slaves and slavery was anthetical to their economic interests, but everybody likes to have someone to look down.
I think they've been helped by the use of puppets and cartoons because it makes it easier for them to say truly outrageous things, but there is still a very strong level of sophistication in their writing. Rather than exposing some hidden truth or goring some sacred cow, it became about referencing some other movie or event and doing something zany in the process. Its freaking comedey race jokes aren't going anywhere. Some of the bigger names could learn a lot from them. However, a film like this is not all that concerned with plot in the first place.
I tend to take issue with the racsim-is-born-of-ignorance perspective. What is notably absent from the field is the satire which plays on the common experiences between the races. That's like the plot of most the blaxplotation movies from the 70's. However, these gags are part of the appeal and the comedy. There will always be individual racists, of course. I say once because he really went into decline after spaceballs which was just o. Why make a movie satirizing something when Reddit will do it for you in a second? It makes racism out to be exactly what it is: stupid.
I agree that there aren't any good satire actors, though I suspect there are some who could do it. Death of a Drive-In : Pickwick Theater Shuts Down, Ending an Era for Burbank Moviegoers and Film Makers. I think on the wiki page for Blazing Saddles is a story about how all the movie executives screened the film and told Brooks to edit all the funny stuff. As such, they are too stupid to see the sarcasm in Blazing Saddles. With his talent he should do much better than that. Jed, There have always been message films, but they've really become blatant these days. Six episodes each season, when an order was usually for 24 or 26.
The neighborhood was in transition and for the declining numbers of white boys, the black kids were a persistent threat. Hell, Taggart calling his men the awful F-word would have had people lobbying to make sure Slim Pickens never worked again. Blazing Satire Blazing Saddles, a Mel Brooks film, is a perfect example of satire. That is, white people navigate various social environments that require drastically different behaviors on a daily basis, as well. After Lyle, a white man watching the slaves picks two black men from the crowd to take the hand cart to see where the quick sand starts. The film also suggests that racism isn't as deeply ingrained as people think.
Black Bart meets Jim, or the Waco Kid, and they begin describing their pasts. PikeBishop, That could very well be. He makes for a sympathetic center, and he is flash in those corduroy threads. Well, management changed and they never did Blazing Saddles 2, and as far as I know they're still making that stupid show to this day. This is the single best post I have ever read on this enjoyable website.
Satire is commonly found in literary works, movies, cartoons, and even some news casts. Plus, you had the rising economic tide from Reaganism which let people overlook a lot of issues. Usually in any other motion picture that involves racism, a black man becoming the sheriff of a town would be quite the honor but this black man, Bart knows that it is a suicide mission to try and get the people of Rock Ridge to flee the town. Bart still under the impression that people do not appreciate his work is surprised when the elderly woman that told him off earlier, brings by a pie for him for putting Mongole away. And add in there the oppression of blacks during the same time, and you have a biting satire on the role of blacks in society, if not in 1974, at least the way it was in 1874. If one takes a closer look at the work of Mel Brooks, there is a noticeable trend of his films pointing fingers at racists. As for satire, there will always be subjects worth satirizing but I can't help but feel that we're past the point where movie satire works, mainly because of the media and the Internet.