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History of the World, Part 1 (1981) – Mel Brooks (Friday’s Finest)

Moses: The Lord, the Lord Jehovah has given unto you these fifteen…[drops one of the tablets]Moses: Oy! Ten! Ten commandments for all to obey! History of the World, Part 1 is the third Mel Brooks film to appear here at

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Young Frankenstein (1974) – Mel Brooks (Friday’s Finest)

I can’t believe this comedy classic was made the year I was born. This is my favourite from Mel Brooks and he even said in this documentary it was his best picture. It is the second feature from Mel to

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High Anxiety (1977) – Mel Brooks (Friday’s Finest)

Last week I introduced my children to a movie which had a great impact on my appreciation of cinema growing up – Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. I made the grave error of showing them the High Anxiety parody of Psycho‘s famous

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Hail, Caesar! – A playful but unrealised Coen Brothers romp

I finally saw the Coen Brothers’ latest Hail, Caesar! (click for IMDB overview). It’s very¬† playful, multilayered, satirical and witty as you would expect from the highly original Coen duo. Stylistically and comedically it felt reminiscent of a Mel Brook’s

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