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Loud and lively at 90, Mel Brooks talks about Gene Wilder, political correctness and his classic movies

“If you’re quiet, you’re not living,” Mel Brooks once said. “You’ve got to be colorful and loud and lively.” As a writer, director and performer, Brooks — the man behind such classic comedies as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” and “Young Frankenstein” — has been all of that and then some, and, at...
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