The film Silent Movie is director Mel Brooks's comic tribute to the golden days of the silent screen. A movie within a movie 'Silent Movie' stars Brooks as Mel Funn a filmmaker who has seen better days for one thing he's just come out of a bout with the bottle. When his best friends (Marty Feldman and Dom DeLuise) rescue him from despair and convince him to make another attempt at moviemaking Mel comes up with an idea a silent picture. Alas this is the 1970s and in
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play The film Silent Movie is director Mel Brooks&39;s comic tribute to the golden days of the silent screen A movie within a movie &39;Silent Movie&39; stars Brooks as Mel Funn a filmmaker who has seen better days for one thing he&39;s just come out of a bout with the bottle When his best friends (Marty Feldman and Dom DeLuise) rescue him from despair and convince him to make another attempt at moviemaking Mel comes up with an idea a silent picture Alas this is the 1970s and in order to get backing from wacky frazzled studio chief Sid Caesar the three pals have to get lots of celebrities to agree to be in their silent picture &39;Silent Movie&39; is in fact silent and all the celebrities Mel and his friends try to win over play themselves (or parodies of themselves) Funny warm and packed with sight gags galore the film evokes the days of Chaplin Keaton and Pickford and Fairbanks while remaining oddly and wondrously contemporary There is hardly a funnier scene than when Burt Reynolds vainly admiring himself in the mirror while showering is talked-up about the movie by DeLuise Brooks and Feldman all in the shower together Actors Marty Feldman Marcel Marceau Mel Brooks Paul Newman James Caan Burt Reynolds Liza Minnelli Anne Bancroft Sid Caesar Dom DeLuise Harold Gould & Bernadette Peters Director Mel Brooks Certificate PG Year 1976 Languages English Duration 1 hour 17 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players
Directed by Mel Brooks, Silent movie is as good as it's title with the only word spoken being 'No' by the normally button-lipped Marcel Marceau...A director who is having a bit of a lull in his career tries to convince a host of famous actors to star in his new movie - which, surprise surprise turns out to be a smash hit.