Mel shares stories about his life, career and the making of ‘Blazing Saddles’

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Everything was in place for a conventional interview during Mel Brooks’ appearance Saturday night in Reading. Two comfortable chairs were on the stage, one for the filmmaker and the other for a moderator. It isn’t clear why they bothered.

The remarkable 90-year-old Brooks talked so much the moderator barely got a word in edgewise, and the comic legend rarely stayed in his seat as he told anecdotes about his life, career and the making of “Blazing Saddles,” which was screened before his talk.The 1974 hit dominated much of the conversation. Brooks pronounced it his best film and perhaps the funniest movie ever made.

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