Blazing Saddles (1973)

Blazing Saddles (1973)
The Western as Black Comedy Melvin Van Peebles’ Blaxploitation-era masterpiece, Sweet Sweetback’s Baaadasssss Song (1971), by reworking the traditions of the American Western, critiques how African-Americans must live under the yolk of white racism. In the middle of the film, a biker gang traps Sweetback. In a bizarre sequence, he engages in a duel with ...