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Which is the funnier Mel Brook's movie?

Young Frankenstein
29 (70.7%)
Spaceballs
12 (29.3%)

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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2007, 06:45:34 AM »
Yeah, High Anxiety.  Anyone else find Madeline Kahn really attractive?  :)


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2007, 06:51:49 AM »
Without a doubt, in so many movies but especially Blazing Saddles and Clue. Completely gorgeous.


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2007, 09:11:24 AM »
There's a short film she was in that was funny as hell called De Duva....a parody of Fellini films.   Death plays badminton.  Kahn plays Cousin Sigfrid....

If you ever get a chance to see this...well worth it.  I'm waiting for some extra cash to get this DVD.


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2007, 10:18:11 AM »
Here's one:  High Anxiety or Silent Movie?

I don't claim to be a Mel Brooks expert, but I think three of his least liked, or to put it another way, least popular of his movies, would be Silent Movie,
Dracula : Dead and Loving It, and Robin Hood : Men in Tights.   So I would have to go with High Anxiety.  Some would also add To Be or Not to Be to that list, but it's hardly fair, seeing as how Mel Brooks did not direct it.


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2007, 10:21:03 AM »
I think Life Stinks would be a better addition to that list.



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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2007, 10:22:21 AM »
I think Life Stinks would be a better addition to that list.


Perhaps they should amend the title to Life Stinks STINKS!


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2007, 11:13:42 AM »
I think Life Stinks would be a better addition to that list.


Perhaps they should amend the title to Life Stinks STINKS!

Ah deja vu - I mentioned that same thing somewhere else on this board - I just didn't like that film at ALL.  I'm peeved at Brooks for being such a businessman with his properties - the way he's doing a Spaceballs animated show, and the whole Broadway musical then movie version of his own original movie.... It's just too much. 

I think Brooks has the kind of humor where you have more fun quoting his movies than anything else.
But Rick Moranis really is great in Spaceballs - the crazy Canuck  :)
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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2007, 12:33:43 PM »
I think Life Stinks would be a better addition to that list.


Perhaps they should amend the title to Life Stinks STINKS!

Ah deja vu - I mentioned that same thing somewhere else on this board - I just didn't like that film at ALL.  I'm peeved at Brooks for being such a businessman with his properties - the way he's doing a Spaceballs animated show, and the whole Broadway musical then movie version of his own original movie.... It's just too much. 

I think Brooks has the kind of humor where you have more fun quoting his movies than anything else.
But Rick Moranis really is great in Spaceballs - the crazy Canuck  :)

Yeah, it's kinda sad to think how Mel Brooks used to joke about a sequel at the end of most of his movies, and now he's doing something very similar to sequel-itis.....remake-itis!


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2007, 12:49:31 PM »
I think Life Stinks would be a better addition to that list.

Exactly!   I'd rather watch Dracula - Dead and Loving It because at least Peter MacNicol did a pretty good Renfield.

But I guess I'm the only one who still likes the silly slapstick of Silent Movie?   And the fact that Marcel Marseu was the only one who spoke in the film?  Oh well.


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2007, 01:04:43 PM »
I never thought I would have to use this phrase, but Marcel Marseu can't singlehandedly save the film.


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2007, 01:14:41 PM »
Silent Movie is alright but High Anxiety is better.



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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2007, 01:17:11 PM »
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Yeah, it's kinda sad to think how Mel Brooks used to joke about a sequel at the end of most of his movies, and now he's doing something very similar to sequel-itis.....remake-itis!

Funny thing is that he jokes about sequels in his "remakes."  ( I saw the pre-broadway premeier of Young Frankenstein last week)
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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2007, 06:01:15 PM »
Silent Movie is alright but High Anxiety is better.

I'll agree with that.  But you have to kind of admit that Silent Movie had a better ending.   The ending of High Anxiety is kind of weak....


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2007, 08:57:05 PM »
High Anx-i-e-teee... you winnnnnn  ;D


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Re: Young Frankenstein vs. Spaceballs
« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2007, 05:54:06 AM »
Weak endings often seem to plauge Brooks' films, frankly.