Two days, ago, I posted my routine Movie Monday piece. For the date I chose, I highlighted Blazing Saddles, a #1 movie at that time and, when calculated in 1974, was the highest grossing movie of that year. The movie is laugh-out-loud funny and an absolute scream. That being said, in my comment section, it was dutifully pointed out that, in this day and age, the movie would never get made. I was provided with a link to a UK article from September 22, 2017. Here is the headline:
Our PC world is the death of comedy, says Mel Brooks: Veteran comedian claims society is ‘stupidly politically correct’ and that many of his films could not be made today
Quotes from the article:
‘We have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy,’ Brooks said.
‘It’s not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks.’
‘Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king’s ear, always telling the truth about human behaviour.’
He basically said the very same thing back in 2016.
This afternoon, while searching for a music video, I stumbled across The Dave Cullen Show. On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 he posted this:
On his other channel, he posted this back on September 15, 2015, which adds more films to the list:
“If you take this film seriously, you missed the point.”
And, if you take my post seriously, you’re missing the point. ~Vic
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