Mel Brooks & Cleavon Little
Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor and producer. Cleavon Jake Little (June 1, 1939 – October 22, 1992) was an American film and theatre actor./5
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I'd put in a good word for Cleavon Little delivering Richard, Mel Brooks and company's li…
John Hillerman. With Cleavon Little & Mel Brooks on the set of Blazing Saddles. Photo: John D. Kisch, 1974
Watching Cleavon Little ride past the Count Basie orchestra just made me more cheerful than I've been in days. God bless Mel Brooks.
Gene Wilder & Cleavon Little jumping into the fight on the set of Blazing Saddles (1974, Mel Brooks).
Mel Brooks & Cleavon Little on the set of Blazing Saddles (1974) via /r/
Mel Brooks & Cleavon Little on location for one of the most irreverent comedies ever made, 'Blazing Saddles' (1974).
I think Eric Mccormack could be solid in Gene Wilder's role in Blazing Saddles. Toughest are Cleavon Little, Mel Brooks, & Harvey Korman.
Mel Brooks gets away with it. I was sad to see that Cleavon Little never really did anything after this. Gene Wilder is a God.
Watchin a great film from 1974 with Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn and Mel Brooks! Its called
Classic Movie Line . A Quote from Sheriff Bart (Cleavon Little) from the Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles" 😄
Happy 40th birthday, "Blazing Saddles", the funniest movie ever made and a film that could not be made today. It is a celebration of the enduring talents of Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Cleavon Little, Madeline Kahn. and Gene Wilder.
Finally I have seen Blazing Saddles. It was pretty intriguing. Blazing Saddles 2 out of 4 stars. Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, and language. Released in 1974 the film is about (spoilers,) a black railway worker who is about to be hanged for striking the foreman on the head with a shovel. This black worker is given the position of Sheriff of the town of Rockford so as to scare off the black fearing townsfolk so the railroad can be built through the towns remains. This is a funny film by comedy genius Mel Brooks, and staring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder. Sadly a staple in Brooks's films (the fourth wall joke, where the characters and even crew acknowledge that this is a film,) slows down and stops the third act in it's tracks. Ultimately it is a funny film, however it does have poor pacing.
Mel Brooks is a genius! Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little & Harvey Korman, to name a few, are absolutely hilarious!!
FREE movie Tuesdays & Thursday (TNT) nights at Cine El Rey NO COVER & FREE POPCORN. Drink specials all night. Feel free to bring your own snacks, food i.e. pizza, burritos, burgers, candy, sandwiches just NO drinks please. TUESDAY February 18th a special 40 year anniversary screening of Blazing Saddles at The Historic Cine El Rey Theatre. Doors open at 8:00pm & film will start at 8:30pm Live music In "The Lobby" after the film from The TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB featuring members of The Brotherhood Revival (on Tues) 10:30pm-2am with Drink specials throughout night. All/Any musicians are encouraged to come on down and enjoy a jam session. Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg, and Al Uger, and was based on Bergman's story and draft. The movie was nominated for three Academy Awards, and is ranked No. 6 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...10 ...
One of the funniest movies of all time, if you haven't seen it and don't watch it tonight I don't want to be your friend. AMC: Friday, January 24 8:00 PM 1974, R, ***, 01:33, Color, English, United States, A black railroad worker is appointed sheriff of a town marked for destruction by a scheming politician. Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, Alex Karras, John Hillerman, George Furth, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Dom DeLuise, Richard Collier, Count Basie Director(s): Mel Brooks Producer(s): Michael Hertzberg
So much fun being an old actor! Watching the American Masters on Mel Brooks, I realized had known Mel, Anne Bancroft, Cleavon Little, and Cloris Leachman and some others who popped up briefly. Cleavon and I started out in NY together in 1967 at the Public in the non-Equity ensemble of Macbeth with James Earl Jones. Fun days!
Movie I remember fondly: Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks, the old west, and Cleavon Little as Bart, the sheriff that comes to town. Hold on a minute while I whip this out.
Mel Brooks' raunchy, insane Blazing Saddles had a heck of a time getting out the gate, but when it finally did, oh what a race it ran. With pitch perfect performances by Cleavon Little, Madeline Kahn and Harvey Korman, the little Western (spoof) that could took on racial bigotry, sex and bodily func...
Blazing Saddles (1974) Movie Info Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film's sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics.
I got home and watched Blazing Saddles directed by Mel Brooks and starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn and Dom DeLuise.
Shame that Vincent's dad didn't have the same reaction that Mel Brooks had for Cleavon Little's family in Blazing Saddles.
Watched Mel Brooks AFI induction last night and laughed my a** off.. wow lot's of great movies and he is still hilarious. On the downside - so many of the actors in his movies have died and they were great.. Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little, Alex Karras.. and the rest are (forgive me ) old. but those movies were great and make me laugh every time... congrats to Mel Brooks.
If you were a Movie director and you were going to film a remake of Mel Brooks "Blazing Saddles", who would your top choices be for actors to take the places of Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, Slim Picknens and Alex Karras (Mongo)? I could only come up with Cuba Gooding Jr. for Cleavon Little and "The Rock" (Dwayne Johnson) for Mongo.
Blazing Saddles is on Encore... Here's your "mind blown" fact: The role of Bart was intended for Richard Pryor, but due to the controversial nature of Pryor's stand-up routines of the day and his background, Mel Brooks couldn't secure financing for the project with Pryor in that role. So Pryor was made a co-writer of the script, and Cleavon Little played Bart. Pryor later got to star in a different western comedy - Adiós Amigo.
Just saw Blazing Saddles on the big screen and all I can say is: Cleavon Little was HOT . . . And Gene Wilder needs to read me bedtime stories. . . And Madeline Kahn is a genius, same with Harvey Korman and Mel Brooks and the little old lady. . .
Another one of the best movies ever made, Mel Brooks' best movie ever, and my all time favorite movie. 1974's Blazing Saddles. It's about a poor slave named Bart(Cleavon Little) who is appointed Sheriff by William J. Le Petomane(Brooks), the citizens of Rock Ridge complain and want Petomane to remove Bart. Meanwhile, Bart meets Jim the Waco Kid(Gene Wilder) and automatically makes him his sidekick, they learn that a thief Hedley LaMarr(Harvey Korman) wants to take over Rock Ridge, so they must stop Hedley. 100 percent a recommendation and my favorite quote from the move is "Hey, Where the White Women At?"
Thank you, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeleine Kahn, Richard Pryor (writer), Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, a great group I can remember right now and.Mel Brooks.
One of my all-time favorite films is "Blazing Saddles." Sure, it may be crass in places but its social commentary is just as true today as it was back then. I'd have said that it wouldn't be possible anymore to make a film with such a liberal use of the N-word but Tarantino proved me wrong. Plus, it's so *** funny! Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks- I mean, come on!
Mel Brooks brings us the Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar (Harvey Korman), a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west. Bart (Cleavon Little) is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople. Also stars Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks.
Okay, my favorite Mel Brooks story of all time. He shot a scene in which Cleavon Little and Madeline Kahn are in the height of a passionate act, shot against a curtain with the two of them not really visible. We hear garbled noises from her at first, then she mumbles, "Mien Gott! It is true what they say about you Black men!!" Cleavon replies and says, "Uh, you're sucking my arm..." Well, the scene was shot with the intention of knowing it would never get past the censors and he wanted to keep what he had in the final cut. So he showed them the rough and they cut it, and he got his other stuff to sail through. He's a funny guy.
My parents bought a Betamax in the late 1970's betting it would be the hardware of choice to view classic films that you could now own. Of course they bet wrong and VHS became the dominant player (much like blu ray vs HD). We owned only 3 movies when production was halted and Blazing Saddles was one of them, I must have watched this film 50-75 times over & over. Django Unchained is good but in my opinion is extremely derivative of this Mel Brooks classic and can hardly compare. That said what became of Cleavon Little?
Is there a better movie than Blazing Saddles? Watching dear friend Cleavon Little with Madeline Kahn - the sheriff and Lily Von Shtup! "It's twoo it's twoo!" always lifts my spirits. '"
In my vow to do nothing of note today, we cracked open the Mel Brooks collection on BluRay. In a screw-up, of which I will not complain, they threw in a second disc of "Robin Hood: Men In Tights". We've torn through "Blazing Saddles" (again : ) and it's special features, which included the proposed TV Pilot... it wasn't bad, but John Amos wasn't Cleavon Little...currently working our way through "History Of The World, Part One".
Just watched "Blazing Saddles" Mel Brooks is insane! Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder were awesome together. Now time for: "Egypt: Engineering an Empire"
Watched "Blazing Saddles" again last night, by the very talented Mel Brooks, only he could get away with such irreverence!! "The sherrif is a ni.?" No offence meant because he laughs at himself too. The very handsome Cleavon Little (sadly no longer with us) with his Gucci saddle, beautiful horse, and clothes!!! A "must watch film" for me! Superb acting by everyone. xxx
Actor Alex Karras dies. He is he seventh member (that I know of) of the cast of Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" to die in recent years. Cleavon Little (Bart), Slim Pickens (Taggart), Harvey Korman (Hedly Lamarr), Madeline Kahn (Lili Von Shtupp), Alex Karras (Mongo), Dom DeLouise (Dance Director), and Ann Bancroft (Mrs. Mel Brooks) who had a small, unlisted part, in the courtroom scene. Odd, eh?
So that's Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman and now Alex Karras. I'd watch my back, Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder.
Made some hot as hchili and cornbread and I am now sitting down to watch Blazing Saddles. I have seen it literally 30 times or more, but I never tire of it and the outrageous ending. I vote it Mel Brooks best fim ever!! If you are a Mel fan or a Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, or Madelyn Kahn (funniest woman ever) fan hit like and enjoy your Sunday!!
This week's poster is a redux of Mel Brooks' satirical western comedy "Blazing Saddles". The poster was designed by digital artist Brandon Schaefer. Director Brooks originally wanted Richard Pryor to play the sheriff (played by Cleavon Little), but Warner Bros executives expresse...
Where the foreman tells Cleavon Little and crew to sing some slave songs... man to this day that is some funny stuff. Mel Brooks & Pryor?
My knowledge of German has forever been corrupted by Mel Brooks. "Bitte" to me must always be said as Cleavon Little's "Bitte, baby."
Words can't describe how perfect this movie is. Genius Pack of talent w/Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little & Mel Brooks.
The clip Jim introduces himself from Blazing Saddles (1974) with Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder Hey, maybe you should eat something first. No, thanks. Food makes me sick. A man drinks like that and doesn't eat, he is going to die. When? What's your name? Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me.
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