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DVD Review - History of the World Part I - Movies by You

Mar. 25th, 2004

09:14 am - DVD Review - History of the World Part I

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Mel Brooks, Gergory Hines, Dom Deluise, Madeline Kahn
Director(s): Mel Brooks

From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious, we learn the truth behind the Roman Emperor, we learn what REALLY happened at the last supper, the circumstances that surrounded the French Revolution, how to test eunuchs, and what kind of shoes the Spanish Inquisitor wore. (From IMDB.com)

Personal Critique:
This has to be one of my favorite movies by Mel Brooks, as a warning however there are a lot of jokes in this movie that might be offensive to some. While much of the humor is far from sophisticated, it doesn't diminish the fact that the film is just plain funny! Lots of comedic actors, great and small, make side-splitting appearances in the film, including Sid Ceasar, Harvey Korman, Dom DeLuise, Bea Arthur, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Jackie Mason, and Gregory Hines. The beauty of Brooks' scathing spoofs of historical events and figures is that the humor is timeless, holding up just as well in 2004 as it did when the film was originally released.If you haven't seen this movie, you should get your hands on it and see it. It's strange to put into words the way this comedy works.