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Mel Brooks plays Mel Funn, a has-been movie director whose career was ruined by drinking. However, he gets an idea that could breathe new life into his career--he wants to make a silent movie. Mel Funn, together with his buddies Marty Feldman playing Marty Eggs and Dom DeLuise as Dom Bell, must seek out a Hollywood studio that will buy into his idea of a silent movie. The threesome goes to see the chief of Big Picture Studios, played so ably by Sid Caesar. Big Picture Studios is in such trouble that they are a sitting duck for a hostile takeover from the huge conglomerate Engulf and Devour. The studio chief finally decides to let them make the picture at Big Picture Studios after Funn, Eggs and Bell promise him that big name stars will appear in the movie. The studio chief hopes that the star quality of the film will compensate for it being a silent movie; that would make badly needed profits so Big Picture Studios can remain in business as an independent studio and reject hostile takeover bids from Engulf and Devour. Thus the studio chief gives the green light to Funn, Eggs and Bell to cast and direct the silent movie.
This is a Mel Brooks picture, so needless to say there is much slapstick and parodies galore. At one point when Mel Brooks is chasing after Paul Newman as they ride in wheelchairs at a hospital, the wheels clash and the sparks fly just as they did in a racing scene from the movie Ben-Hur.Read more ›
The screen with Paul Newman in the wheelchair chase is as funny today as when the film was first released.
I was so glad when I heard this DVD was coming out & I could finally have the film at home wide screen.
But, but, I am SO DISAPPOINTED.
There are no extras. None, zip, zero. Nothing. What a let down!!
And, I hate when DVD packages come out like this. No page with the DVD chapter search.
It is a shame this was the care given to this package of this film.
So glad to have it wide screen finally, but what a let down of no extras or the chapter page.
Brooks has never been afraid to make his comedies a little differently from the main stream, and since his first side splitting comedy "The Producers"...he has just got better.
This is a thinking persons comedy and Brooks incorporates a lot of wonderful sight gags....harking back to the days of Chaplin and Lloyd....and relies on the facial versatility of his lead actors.
A funny, intelligent comedy !!
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It is a bit corn-ball but all in all, it is ok. I am glad I got it.Published 4 months ago by Raymoan
Mel Brooks is an icon. Great sense of humor that pairs with Benny Hill and the TV series "Third Rock from the Sun".Published 5 months ago by Dennis M. Flory
One of Mel Brooks best movies that is virtually unknown except to die hard fans.Published 6 months ago by Steve
Very funny movie that I've watched it before and good price too.Published 6 months ago by Ian Allen