(During Halloween season I am often too busy / exhausted to create original content … so until I finish House, I’ll do some reblogging, just to keep things lively.)

(During Halloween season I am often too busy / exhausted to create original content … so until I finish House, I’ll do some reblogging, just to keep things lively.)

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"If the thing you’re doing is funny, you don’t have to act funny doing it." —Gene Wilder

Note to my haunting friends: almost every rule of funny can also be applied to scary.

lo1978:

donrickles:

Gene Wilder’s comedy philosophy. He never gets enough credit (because he deserves all of the credit).

Truth!

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madelinekahns:

Happy Birthday Gene Wilder!

We became friends because we respected each other’s work and we like each other as people. I trust his taste and his intelligence and his point of view. I feel a kinship with him, an affinity as though he were a relative, which is very nice.

-Madeline Kahn

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arcaneimages:

Mel Brooks and the cast of Young Frankenstein 

arcaneimages:

Mel Brooks and the cast of Young Frankenstein 

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"You haven’t even touched your food."

"There! Now I’ve touched it. Happy?"

Young Frankenstein (1974) directed by Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder,  Teri Garr, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn and Cloris Leachman

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On Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka:
bananaboyproductions:

tyleroakley:


Wilder was initially hesitant, but finally accepted the role under one condition:
When I make my first entrance, I’d like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp. After the crowd sees Willy Wonka is a cripple, they all whisper to themselves and then become deathly quiet. As I walk toward them, my cane sinks into one of the cobblestones I’m walking on and stands straight up, by itself… but I keep on walking, until I realize that I no longer have my cane. I start to fall forward, and just before I hit the ground, I do a beautiful forward somersault and bounce back up, to great applause.
When Stuart asked why, Wilder replied, “because from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying or telling the truth.”

Brilliant.

And this is why he’s the better Wonka.

On Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka:

bananaboyproductions:

tyleroakley:

Wilder was initially hesitant, but finally accepted the role under one condition:

When I make my first entrance, I’d like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp. After the crowd sees Willy Wonka is a cripple, they all whisper to themselves and then become deathly quiet. As I walk toward them, my cane sinks into one of the cobblestones I’m walking on and stands straight up, by itself… but I keep on walking, until I realize that I no longer have my cane. I start to fall forward, and just before I hit the ground, I do a beautiful forward somersault and bounce back up, to great applause.

When Stuart asked why, Wilder replied, “because from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying or telling the truth.”

Brilliant.

And this is why he’s the better Wonka.

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Blazing Saddles: review
Ah, Mel Brooks.
In his prime, one of the funniest men working in film. One of the last to do racial humor without meanness, one of the last carriers of the vaudeville gene, a ballsy director never afraid to go over the top.
Blazing Saddles is high on the list of most quotable films — my screenshots barely caught half of the good lines. It brings together some of the best comedic talents in the day, from the laid back and staid Gene Wilder to the goofy prat of Dom DeLuise. And, as ever, Madeline Kahn steals the stage whenever she appears onscreen.
Some of the humor is a bit dated, and the N-Word may elicit a gasp from modern audiences, but I think even now it’s clear that the racism was a function of the assholes int he film, not the message, real or implied, of the film itself. It is, in fact, a pretty strong statement against racism, and in favor of assholes getting their due and the good guys riding off into the sunset.
In addition to cultural statements, vaudeville nods and all, this sucker fucked up the 4th wall but good, and I love it. Mismatched bracketing, too (note the popcorn bucket, for example).
Just all-around brilliant. I’ll probably get to other Mel Brooks films in time, but right now it’s time to come forward in time to another master of camp comedy, John Waters, with Crybaby.
This is Scix in the Back Row, getting no kick from champagne.
Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as Mongo.

Blazing Saddles: review

Ah, Mel Brooks.

In his prime, one of the funniest men working in film. One of the last to do racial humor without meanness, one of the last carriers of the vaudeville gene, a ballsy director never afraid to go over the top.

Blazing Saddles is high on the list of most quotable films — my screenshots barely caught half of the good lines. It brings together some of the best comedic talents in the day, from the laid back and staid Gene Wilder to the goofy prat of Dom DeLuise. And, as ever, Madeline Kahn steals the stage whenever she appears onscreen.

Some of the humor is a bit dated, and the N-Word may elicit a gasp from modern audiences, but I think even now it’s clear that the racism was a function of the assholes int he film, not the message, real or implied, of the film itself. It is, in fact, a pretty strong statement against racism, and in favor of assholes getting their due and the good guys riding off into the sunset.

In addition to cultural statements, vaudeville nods and all, this sucker fucked up the 4th wall but good, and I love it. Mismatched bracketing, too (note the popcorn bucket, for example).

Just all-around brilliant. I’ll probably get to other Mel Brooks films in time, but right now it’s time to come forward in time to another master of camp comedy, John Waters, with Crybaby.

This is Scix in the Back Row, getting no kick from champagne.

Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as Mongo.

‘“Nowhere Special.” I always wanted to go there.’

Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by  Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim  Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as  Mongo.

‘“Nowhere Special.” I always wanted to go there.’

Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as Mongo.

"Gee, I sure hope there’s a happy ending. I love a happy ending."
Blazing Saddles goes from meta to meta-meta.

Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by  Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim  Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as  Mongo.

"Gee, I sure hope there’s a happy ending. I love a happy ending."

Blazing Saddles goes from meta to meta-meta.

Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as Mongo.

"Hey, where are the white women at?"

Blazing Saddles (1974) directed  by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim  Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as  Mongo.

"Hey, where are the white women at?"

Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as Mongo.

Spit take (animated gif)
Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as Mongo.

Spit take (animated gif)

Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as Mongo.

that1weirdkid:

scixual:

“We are awake, but we are very puzzled.”

Methinks it is time for a Spider-man kiss.

Now THAT’S a ‘ship I had never considered!

that1weirdkid:

scixual:

“We are awake, but we are very puzzled.”

Methinks it is time for a Spider-man kiss.

Now THAT’S a ‘ship I had never considered!

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"We are awake, but we are very puzzled."
Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by  Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim  Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as  Mongo.

"We are awake, but we are very puzzled."

Blazing Saddles (1974) directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, and Alex Karras as Mongo.

One of my favorite scenes in film.

One of my favorite scenes in film.

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perfectsongs:

Pure Imagination - Gene Wilder (with Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley)


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