mel brooks – American Film Institute
Blazing Saddles Film Still - Cleavon Little

BLAZING SADDLES (1974) – AFI Movie Club

Ranked by the American Film Institute among the greatest filmed comedies of all time, BLAZING SADDLES (1974) was co-written and directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Mel Brooks, who also appears in a dual role. Of the film’s placement on AFI’s list – at #6 – Brooks has said, ““I am so angry at...
Young Frankenstein Film Still - Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) – AFI Movie Club

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) is ranked by AFI as one of the funniest films in the art form’s history. Directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Mel Brooks, this iconic comedy features an unforgettable sequence in which Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle perform the duet “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” which AFI ranked as #89 on the...
The Producers Film Still - Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, and Zero Mostel

AFI Movie Club: Celebrating Mel Brooks’ 95th Birthday and THE PRODUCERS

“It’s good to be the king.” Happy birthday to Mel Brooks! A recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2013, comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks had the previous year received an honorary degree at AFI commencement – presented to him by director and AFI alum David Lynch, whose film ELEPHANT MAN he produced. Three of Brooks’ comedy classics appear on the AFI’s...
Young Frankenstein Film Still - Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle

AFI Movie Club: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is ranked by AFI as one of the funniest in cinematic history. Directed by AFI Life Achievement recipient Mel Brooks, this iconic comedy features an unforgettable sequence in which Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle perform the duet “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” which AFI ranked as #89 on the list of greatest movie songs…
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