Does anybody know the exact filiming dates for blazing saddles?
I know the movie came out in february 1974, so that means it was done in '73 sometime, but just want to know when
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blazing_Saddles
Blazing Saddles ~Release date(s) February 7, 1974 so you just have to know it was shot in 1973, but I think it was even some of 72... there is a making of video... as part of the Blazing Saddles: 30th Anniversary Special Edition http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/blazzingsaddles3...
These are the so-called "special features…"
Scene-Specific Commentary by Mel Brooks
Nice try. This is a 55-minute interview apparently recorded during postproduction on Dracula: Dead and Loving It, in which Mel riffs on the development and making of Blazing Saddles. This audio is overlaid onto the film, with no reference to what is happening on screen (obviously), and abruptly ends by the 55-minute mark, at which point the film's audio track returns. If it's an interview, showcase it as such. Don't lie about it. To make matters worse, this feature is repurposed from the original DVD release, where it was correctly labeled as a "55-minute interview."
Two Blazingly Boffo Documentaries
These are neither "blazingly boffo" nor documentaries.
• Back in the Saddle is a 28-minute featurette culled from interviews with Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Burton Gilliam, producer Michael Hertzberg, and co-writer Andrew Bergman, showcasing clips used from the G-rated televised broadcast. It's a nice look back at the film and its genesis, but again, don't sell chopped liver as prime rib. And don't steal things from other releases to pad your bonus materials! This one was taken from the 2003 Special Edition VHS release.
• Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn is a four-minute excerpt from Lifetime Television's Intimate Portrait series. Why Warner didn't include the entire hour-long episode is beyond me, especially if they're labeling this as a documentary.
If you're looking for deleted or extended scenes, forget it. If you've ever seen Blazing Saddles on broadcast television, there is nothing new here. These are the filler clips used to cover for the R-rated scenes that were cut to meet broadcast standards.
Black Bart: 1975 Pilot Episode
Aha! The one gold nugget reward we receive for sifting through the previous rock and silt. Don't get too excited; it's only gold-plated. This 25-minute pilot starring Lou Gossett Jr. as Black Bart, Barney Miller's Steve Landesberg as Reb Jordan (a re-envisioned version of the Waco Kid), and Millie Slavin as Belle Buzzer (a one-eyed, limp-legged reworking of Lili Von Shtupp) isn't the least bit funny. Within the first three minutes, you'll be able to tell why network execs didn't pick up this series.
Round out the package with an original theatrical trailer and unimpressive menus, and you have a 30th Anniversary disappointment. Then again, we came for the reception, not the party favors.
- IvetteLv 45 years ago