The intro, in which the Silent Sunday Nights host provides social context to the 1974 Cleavon Little-Gene Wilder comedy, is similar to the disclaimer in front of Gone with the Wind.
“This movie is an overt and audacious spoof on classic Westerns,” Stewart says in the newly added intro.
The TCM notice not only provides context to some of Brooks’ characters but also informs audiences about the director’s spoofing ways.
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The newly implemented notice follows another one HBO Max put in place for Gone with the Wind.
Nearly three weeks later, the Oscar-winning classic returned to HBO Max, now accompanied by video of Stewart critiquing the Olivia de Havilland starrer.
A video from a 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival panel titled “The Complicated Legacy of Gone With the Wind,” moderated by Donald Bogle, was also added. »