Back In The Saddle is a lovely little documentary about the making of Blazing Saddles that’s worth a half hour of your time. Everyone involved obviously has genuine affection for the movie and each other (and the money it made them). There’s some fascinating outtakes, great interviews, comfy pullovers, and insights into the anti-racist message that was at the heart of the movie. I’m probably not allowed to use the N word here (if it gets edited out, I’ll find out) but the number of times it’s used in the film, and its power to drive the comedy, is perhaps more shocking today than it was back then. Oh – and you get to see the edited TV version of the fart scene. See it, but not hear it.
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