Silent Movie

Silent Movie (1976)

Genres - Comedy, Silent Film  |   Sub-Genres - Parody Film, Satire, Silent Feature, Silent Film  |   Release Date - Jun 16, 1976  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Silent Movie is a 1976 American satirical comedy film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks, and released by 20th Century Fox on June 17, 1976. The ensemble cast includes Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, Bernadette Peters, and Sid Caesar, with appearances by Anne Bancroft, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, James Caan, Marcel Marceau, and Paul Newman playing themselves. While indeed silent (except for one word, music, and numerous sound effects), the film is a parody of the silent film genre, particularly the slapstick comedies of Charlie Chaplin, Mack Sennett, and Buster Keaton. Among the film's most famous gags is the fact that the only audible word in the film is spoken by Marcel Marceau, a noted mime. Sound is a big factor in the film's humor, as when a scene that shows the New York City skyline begins with the song "San Francisco", only to have it come to a sudden stop as if the musicians realize they are playing the wrong music. They then go into "I'll Take Manhattan" instead. A play on the current trend of large corporations buying up film studios is parodied by the attempt of the Engulf and Devour Corporation to take control of a studio (a thinly veiled reference to Gulf+Western's takeover of Paramount Pictures).

Movie Info

Budget

$4,400,000

Box Office

$36,145,695

Tags

Feature, Film Director, Friend, Mime, Parody/Slapstick, Report

Attributes

Narrative Location: Los Angeles
Subject: filmmaking

Alternate Titles

A Última Loucura
PT
A Última Loucura de Mel Brooks
BR, PT
Bombasiker
HU
Deli dolu
TR
Det våras för stumfilmen
SE
Film mut
RO
I teleftaia trella tou Mel Brooks
GR
L'ultima follia di Mel Brooks
IT
La dernière folie
CA
La dernière folie de Mel Brooks
CA, FR
La última locura
ES
La última locura de Mel Brooks
AR, MX, PE
La última locura del Dr. Mel Brooks
MX
Med buller och bång
FI
Mel Brooks letzte Verrücktheit - Silent Movie
DE
Mykkä leffa
FI
Nemi film
RS
Nieme kino
PL
Pähkähullujen paratiisi
FI
Seret Illem
IL
Silent Movie
AU, CA, DK, GB, US
Silent Movie Plus
, US
Η τελευταία τρέλα του Μελ Μπρουκς
GR
Немое кино
, RU
Нямо кино
BG
サイレント・ムービー
JP