Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles (1974) utilizes conventions of Native American stereotyping in order to ultimately disprove them. Brooks, master of the smart and not-so-subtle satire, makes good use of these stereotypes not only to deflate them, but also to debunk racism as a whole. Throughout his work he not only exaggerates stereotypes but builds up those who might otherwise be oppressed and makes them the heroes of the film.
|Presenter:||Elisabeth Hobbs (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||1:45 pm (Session III)
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