Mel Brooks really does not have to make any more films. We all know that. His past several efforts could not equal the status of those hysterical installments we know best. Despite his firm positioning as a comedy God for the rest of all time, I think he should make one more movie. A concert film. A concert film where the man is simply interviewed for ninety minutes, to be shot on film and released theatrically. I had the pleasure of listening to the King Jew espouse for forty-five minutes today, and he is simply non-stop funny in conversation. He could talk forever, and unlike some of his later films, it would never cease to entertain.
One bit of trivia that Mr. Brooks let out was that his 1963 Oscar winning short The Critic, was inspired by (stolen from) the eccentric National Film Board of Canada work of Norman MacLaren.