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How history should have been taught to us!

  • Dec 11, 2008
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History of the World, Part I is one the earliest films I remember watching. My parents and I watched it time after time as we all got older, and the more I watched, the more I understood!

The film basically takes five human eras or major events and rewrites them to include satire and comedy. In my opinion, the best ones are the Roman Empire and the French Revolution, but every single setting is funny in its own right.

Mel Brooks delivers an excellent performance that is worth seeing, even if you don't like 1980's movies and don't have a solid knowledge of world history. Besides, the point of this movie is to educate you on how historical events could have (and often should have) turned out! By the time it's over, you'll be demanding an explanation as to why they never produced a Part II, despite what is said in the film and what the title implies.

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History of the World: Part One (1981) is a funny and hilarious comedy that chronicles the history of western civilization from the stone age 'til the French Revolution. Mel Brooks knows his history and he adds a lot of odd references that a history buff will easily pick out. Mel Brooks also stars in this film as Comicus, Moses, King Louis XVI, Torquemada and a Royal employee. Dom De Luise co-stars as Emperor Nero, Madeline Khan as Empress Nympho, Gregory Hines as Josephus (a part clearly written …
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History of the World, Part I is a move written, produced, and directed by Mel Brooks. Released in 1981, the film portrays and satirizes five historical eras or events in earth's human history: the Dawn of Man, the Old Testament, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition, and the French Revolution.

Distributed by 20th Century Fox, the 92-minute film grossed over $43 million and is currently available in many countries and languages. Contrary to popular belief and what is stated at the film's ending, there is no History of the World, Part II.
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