Robbie, my favorite Mel Brooks' movie is "Spaceballs." I know it's not as good as "Young Frankenstein" and some others, but it is one of those films I can watch over and over. Does that make up for being the grumpy old man in some of your threads?
Brooks' "movies is magic" fourth wall stuff has its moments, but I like that YF kept it to a minimum.
BLAZING SADDLES is hilarious. But I don't like that it ends in such a "hey, we're all in a movie!" way (which Monty Python would do similarly with THE HOLY GRAIL a year later).
HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART ONE, of course, has the same kind of vibe at the end (and where "Movies is magic!" comes from). On the other hand, his turning to the camera to tell us, "It's good to be the king!" is just classic.
I like that YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN has a "real" ending. Yes, there are nods to the audience throughout, but it sticks with the movie narrative straight thru. And that's why it gets the edge, for me.
Edited by Brian Rhodes on 12 August 2017 at 12:55pm