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Mel Brooks on Getting "Get Smart"

by Reverend_Danger   May 22, 2008 at 7:01PM  |  Views: 138

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The new adaptation of “Get Smart” is (smartly) being directed by the mega-talented Mel Brooks who, actually, created the original television series.  The L.A. Times interviewed him about the movie and the directorial process, and his ineffable charm is summed up after the jump: 

Q: Does "Get Smart" have a fan following in the spy community?

A: I once met somebody from the CIA who said they were very big fans. He said "I work for the Department of Transportation" Then he winked and said, "It's really CIA." I said, "OK, OK. Maybe there's more money in transportation. You should go there." He said all the CIA guys loved the show. I thought they'd hate it. Maybe they're smarter than I thought.

That’s completely nuts.  That’s not a scene from the movie.  A real CIA agent winked and whispered his real job to Mel Brooks.  I’m not in the department of Homeland Security, but if I were, I probably wouldn’t tell Mel Brooks. 

Mel says later in the interview it’s because they’re too “white-bread” and the L.A. times inserted the bracketed phrase [mutlicultural people] for whatever group(s) he thought ought to be more prevalent in the bumbling agency.  Get Smart:  It's funny because it's true.

In the rest of the interview Brooks continues with predictable liberal hilarity, ends in a Bush joke (thought he’d be over ‘em by now) and all in all gives me great, white-bread hope for this flick. 

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