Dir: Mel Brooks
(USA 1974, 93 mins)
“Vulgar, crude, shocking, hilarious and brave. The ultimate ingredients for a great comedy classic. A satirical look at Hollywood Westerns with a big dose of racial humour thrown in. I was about 8 years old when I watched this first time around. I didn’t get all the jokes but must have rewound the “beans” scene about fifty times. The last time I watched it I rewound the “horse” scene fifty times. Nope, I haven’t grown up much. That’s the best thing about a funny movie – it has to make you laugh like a big kid.”
– comedian and writer Adil Ray. Watch out for Adil’s new Sparkhill sitcom Citizen Khan, hitting BBC1 in the autumn.