Mel Brooks

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  • Blazing Saddles
    • A parody of Westerns, this co-creation by Brooks and Richard Pryor tackles the topic of racism with an eye for the absurd.
  • Young Frankenstein
    • A loving homage to the Universal horror films of old, the movie manages to be oth exist just to the side of that cinematic universe while still maintaining Brook's sense of humor.
  • History of the World, Part I
    • A solo writing and directing effort from Brooks, this film has a few good ideas but doesn't manage to stick the landing.
  • Spaceballs
    • Mel Brooks comes at us with this beloved comedy direectly riffing on the classic saga. But does the film really hold up all these years later?
  • Dracula: Dead and Loving It
    • This comedic take on Dracula was so bad it essentially ended Brooks's cinematic directorial career.