‘Blazing Saddles’ is typical Mel Brooks (1974)

Any movie that includes a gigantic pie-throwing scene featuring 40 swishing dancers, Tarzan, Cheetah and Adolf Hitler can’t really be called ordinary. Particularly when it’s a western, set in 1874.

Dick Van Dyke is coming back strong (1979)

For Dick Van Dyke, the 70's were as barren and joyless as the 60's were rich and bountiful... he's come back swinging with a double play that is likely to guarantee a golden glow over his next decade.