Aaron Johnson, the podcast’s inaugural guest, joins Alex and Jonathan again today to discuss the parodical world of Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), and High Anxiety (1977). We talk about Brook’s way of parodying different forms of film, using meta-humor, and his split love for directing and performing.
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Skip to: Blazing Saddles (04:34), Young Frankenstein (23:11), High Anxiety (37:56), Overall (53:38), Coming Attractions (1:01:07)
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Next time on the podcast we’ll finally be taking a look at a genre we’ve touched on many times in small doses, Westerns: