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Young Frankenstein or Blazing Saddles?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Price.pittsburgh, Nov 19, 2022.

  1. Young Frankenstein.
  2. I don’t think Blazing Saddles is terrible. It’s a very different but very funny and, yes, juvenile film.
  3. Oddiofyl

    Oddiofyl Forum Resident

    Tough call both classics.....
  4. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

    Norfolk, UK
    I have watched YF once (probably twice in all) a couple of years after watching BS umpteen times. I have since watched BS several more times.

    YF is good, but not as good as people 'think' it is ("it's the 'classier' of the two"). However, compared to most comedy movies it's still way ahead.
  5. george nadara

    george nadara Forum Resident

    This is the correct answer. :edthumbs:
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  6. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Tough one, but I'm going with Blazing Saddles.
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  7. mBen989

    mBen989 Senior Member

    Scranton, PA
    "Nietzche says 'out of chaos comes order'"
    - Oh, blow it out your ass, Howard!
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  8. I can confirm part of your theory. I'd choose Young Frankenstein over Blazing Saddles any day, but I'd never compare Blazing Saddles to the Three Stooges. I'd rather watch Blazing Saddles every day for the rest of my life than ever have to see anything by the Three Stooges ever again. I'd rather watch Robin Hood: Men in Tights every day than the Stooges. I wouldn't be happy about it, but I'd do it if I had to.

    The Producers is also great. Maybe it's not a coincidence that Gene Wilder is in all three.
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  9. smilin ed

    smilin ed Senior Member

    The Producers.
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  10. jbmcb

    jbmcb Forum Resident

    Troy, MI, USA
    Young Frankenstein. Watched both a few years ago and Blazing Saddles, to me, just doesn't hold up as well. There are some very, very funny bits, but some drag on for far too long.

    Young Frankenstein doesn't meander nearly as much. It's much tighter and better developed, in my opinion. To me, it seems like in Blazing Saddles they run out of ideas from time to time, and have to throw something totally random in for a laugh. It's fine occasionally, but it seems to happen a lot.
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  11. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    Is this literally a Vs thread?

    Young Frankenstein has fewer fart jokes.
  12. Jack Lord

    Jack Lord Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Blazing Saddles. Absurd, over the top, and very, very funny.
  13. Moshe

    Moshe "Silent in four languages."

    Young Frankenstein
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  14. jupiter8

    jupiter8 Forum Resident

    NJ, USA
    Both are great but on a purely technical level “Young Frankenstein” is brilliant
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  15. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident

    Maricopa Arizona
    The biggest laugh i ever uttered was seeing Young Frankenstein in the theater. The uncredited scene with Gene Hackman as the blind monk is the greatest comic piece ever to grace the screen.
  16. Fahzz

    Fahzz Forum Resident

    Outside Providence
    Everybody realize that Blazing Saddles couldn't get made today?
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  17. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith .....like a packet of Woodbines.......

    Refuse to choose. Sorry. Both genuine classics.
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  18. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. .

    Blazing Saddles, no contest.
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  19. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Forum Resident

    I experienced both films on their initial theatrical runs, and wish I could experience them fresh for the very first time through the lens of a teenager of the early-mid 1970's, the film larger than life vs. home theater viewing, Saturday night with friends after a week of HS, working 30 hours, and not knowing what comes next in the films....

    Mel as the GOV, Harvey Korman, Dom DeLuise, Alex Karras, and Madeline added the extra-special spice to Blazing Saddles.

    Gene Hackman, Teri, Marty, Cloris, and Madeline added the extra-special spice to Young Frankenstein.

    Both great, and unique, As I posted prior, YF wins for me. For a Saturday night unwind on the big screen with pals, Blazing Saddles would nose out YF.

    YF wins out over subtle nuances that reveal themselves upon repeated viewings..... "A-B Normal..."
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  20. 80steen

    80steen John McClane

    West Virginia
    It's not a Vs thread when it's the same person behind both :cool:
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  21. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

    Out of My Element
    "To Be Or Not To Be" maybe???
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  22. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

    Out of My Element
    I think the people of the land prefer "Blazing Saddles", and ...

  23. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Why does that matter?
  24. Hoover Factory

    Hoover Factory Old Dude Who Knows Things

    Spokane, WA
    “Young Frankenstein”

    Both are great, but I grew up watching the Universal monster movies
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  25. carrick doone

    carrick doone Whhhuuuutttt????

    Vancouver, Canada
    I voted for Blazing Saddles

    Young Frankenstein is a loving homage to the first horror films with a giant dollop of sometimes crude comedy built in. It's very funny and I like it a lot.
    Blazing Saddles is a western done like Mad magazine. I have never laughed more and I laugh just as much every time I watch the film.

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