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01/15/2013 08:00 am ET Updated Mar 17, 2013

Mel Brooks Talks Blazing Saddles Musical

Mel Brooks has been batting around the idea of turning Blazing Saddles into a musical -- following The Producers and Young Frankenstein -- since at least 2008. Now, thanks to Quentin Tarantino, Brooks is talking it up again: "A lot of it is musical already," the 86-year-old director says. "It has a rather fanciful and fantastic tone to it. And now that Django Unchained has literally used the N-word, I think I'm in the clear. I don't look so bad. He really used that word a lot." Who showed Brooks the Django/Blazing mash-up?

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