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My mom has stated almost every chance one of his movies comes into conversation that she hates Mel Brooks. But she also absolutely loves Steven Segal movies, so there’s really no accounting for taste with her. For anyone else who loves comedy, it’s hard not to recognize Brooks as one of the masters of the craft for nearly three decades. The Mel Brooks Collection brings some of his finest work to the Blu-ray medium for the first time – six out of the nine movies, to be exact. Casual fans of Brooks fair will likely know and love the likes of Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, History of the World: Part I, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. But fans who enjoyed those films will just as likely enjoy the masterful comedy of those rounding out the collection – The Twelve Chairs, Silent Movie, High Anxiety and To Be or »
- Bill Jones
We don't really have to start campaigning for truth-of-narrative warning labels on historical movies, do we?
After all, the recent The Young Victoria and the upcoming The Last Station — the latter about the turmoil at the end of Leo Tolstoy's life — may take a few dramatic liberties with the facts, but all in all, they remain faithful to the lives of their subjects. And anyway, most people are smart enough to know that these things aren't meant to be documentaries; one should enjoy the show, without taking it all at face value.
Nevertheless, there's taking liberties, and then there's throwing the encyclopedia madly out the window. We've decided as a public service to compile a list of movies where the portrayal of historical figures has strayed significantly far from actual history. Read Top 10 Least Trustworthy Historical Figures in Movies, or embarrass yourself at parties later.
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- reelz reelz
2 items from 2010
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