Today’s QotD features MEL BROOKS!
You’re always a little disappointing in person because you can’t be the edited essence of yourself. –Mel Brooks
Pithy and brill!
So I didn’t pick Rowan Atkinson, or Ricky Gervais. . .
Mr Brooks’ heyday was too long ago to mention, but I’ve always admired his comic perspective. I’ve got to watch History of the World Part I (1981) again, a facetious look at human culture from the Dawn of Man to the French Revolution. His second movie release of the decade came in 1987 in the form of Spaceballs (Dennis Quaid), a parody of Star Wars. This movie bombed, but you’ve got to admire the guy for trying.
Ok, his movies tend to be corny, and so are Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell movies. That reminds me, I should do a post on one of my favourite comedies of all time, Roxanne (Steve Martin and Darryl Hannah). I bet all these people grew up loving Mel Brooks.