Tuesday, April 12, 2011

30 Day Film Challenge-Day 7 - A Film That Reminds Me of My Pas

Well, all of these films so far have reminded me of my past, but for the sake of this post I'll choose one that always makes me think of my childhood...Blazing Saddles. Now I won't contend that a Mel Brooks movie is especially high brow or thought provoking, but at 7 or 8 years old I doubt I got most of the humor as we watched it on my dad's new Home Box Office (yes, kids, HBO actually means something) service. It had cowboys, and guns, and a big guy punched a horse...all good for a kid. But then there came a scene around a campfire that was the holy grail for pre-pubescent comedy. The cowboys are sitting in a circle, eating beans. Then one leans over and farts. Then another, then another. The flatulence increases in both tempo and volume until it is a veritable minuet of methane. Like I said, not exactly high-brow, but I remember laughing so hard I couldn't breathe. It would be years before I'd actually hear any of the dialogue that followed, and I still chuckle to myself at that scene.
Of course the rest of the film is a comedy classic, but that particular moment always brings me back to my childhood.

1 comment:

forget_who_you_are said...

<3 this movie, and Gene Wilder in it. I blame my father ;)