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The scariest comedy of all time!
A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, Frau Blucher. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind...
Part of Hoop-Tober
“Stay close to the candles. The stairway can be...treacherous.”
Picture it: A dark and shadowy castle, Gothic and candlelit. Cobwebs and cobblestones. The sky is heavy with clouds, yet the moon glows ominously. Perhaps it is raining—at the very least, it is damp and dank. The castle contains multitudinous passageways—staircases, hidden hallways, secret lairs. Every room is cavernous, yet the shadows press down, suffocating the space. Large, ominous portraits hang on the walls, their eyes seeming to follow the inhabitants.
You can see it in your mind, can’t you? Your image and mine are essentially the same. It wouldn’t always have been that way. A given set of words can conjure only so many images, to be…
One of the best comedies ever made. It's that simple.
All these modern 'movie spoofs' can learn a thing or two from this film. Parody is a powerful thing when done right.
The only downside of this film is that it always makes me remember how much I miss Wilder's comedic genius.
His and old fish eyes' of course.
Even though Young Frankenstein is one of my mom and stepdad's favorite movies (and one of the few movies they actually have on DVD), I have somehow managed not to see it until now!
The entire cast was fantastic although it was a bit hard not to notice that the female characters had to be so hypersexual and not quite as well-written, with almost all of the jokes surrounding their characters referring to sex. Maybe it can just be chocked up to the sexual exploration of the 1970s and the fact that the female comic wasn't taken quite as seriously yet (some would argue they're still not taken very seriously as compliments for women in comedy usually range from "she's…
Often quoted as Mel Brooks' masterpiece, Young Frankenstein is not only a love letter to the horror genre, but a love letter to cinema itself. Reconstructing Mary Shelley's novel, Mel Brooks creates a story around Frankenstein's grandson, who ends up taking the same course of his ancestor when he repeats his grandad's experience after discovering his instruction manual.
Young Frankenstein is composed of a chilling beauty, it's pure expressionism. As a tribute to the German Expressionist movement—something that is immediately felt through Gerald Hirschfeld's cinematography—Mel Brooks provides us another genius comedy that ridicules its source material (be it Mary Shelley's novel or Whale's film) & that happens to be hilarious.
Comparing to Spaceballs (which was the last movie I saw from…
Young Frankenstein is a brilliant parody movie. Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn are all great. But, the real star of the show here is Marty Feldman. His presence makes every scene much better. The story is really interesting, and the movie looks pretty good. The music is phenomenal. The writing is fantastic. This really showed me that Mel Brooks isn't just a great comedy director, but a great director in general. Has he ever made a serious movie, a drama for example? Cause I would really want to see that.
I'm filing Young Frankenstein under 'I started watching it when I was younger but didn't finish it for some reason and I'm obviously a knob for not finishing it because it's effing fabulous'.
There are a number of reasons why Young Frankenstein is such a completely splendid film and I think several of them remain overlooked. Sure, its downright silliness, brilliant performances and just sheer number of belly laughs are integral to it being easily one of the funniest films that I've ever seen, but its other strengths not only improve those aforementioned elements but also lay bare the reasons why so many, if not all, modern spoofs just do not get it.
Most integral of all is the fact…
SAW: at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
People's tastes nowsaday are different from me!
4 months ago, I watched "Blazing Saddles" of the famous director Mel Brooks because I saw the positive reviews from many people for that movie with the sentence: "The best comedy of all time!". After I had watched it, I didn't know why they love it. It's not funny, it's really stupid.
Today, I saw Young Frankenstein in my watchlist and I decided to enjoy it. I thought I would waste my time for this film because I saw the name of the director of this film, Mel Brooks, and I remembered that I've seen one of his terrible film, "Blazing Saddles". After that, I realized my feeling was true: It's really bad.…
Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein is not only a loving homage to James Whale’s Frankenstein, but also a funny parody of it in itself. From a modern perspective, not one of those recent parodies with ADD that rely on crass vulgarity and toilet humour, but one where the gags are plentiful, tasteful, and even subtle. In fact I can guarantee repeat viewing will reveal funny little details you may not have noticed the first time around. Terrific cast, not least of which, there is the brilliant Gene Wilder as Frankenstein’s grandson, and bug-eyed Marty Feldman as a hilarious version of Igor. Brooks remarkably reuses Whale’s original Frankenstein sets and films the picture in black and white cinematography to effectively make Young Frankenstein look like part of the Universal Studios cannon.
"I am a scientist, not a philosopher!"
I always feel guilty when I don't "get" overwhelmingly praised films. These types of films are almost always from the 1970s or earlier and garner primarily 8, 9, and 10 star ratings from nearly everyone. So then I come along, watch the film, and feel like an uncultured jerk for thinking it's only mildy entertaining. This seems to consistently be the case for me with regard to Mel Brooks films.
I've seen bits and pieces of this film quite often, but this is the first time in about twenty years that I've seen it all the way through. Although I do like some parodies, most of the humor in this movie is just…
For the longest time I thought this and Blackenstein were the same movie.
one of gene wilder's greatest performance
I'm not the biggest Mel Brooks fan, but this is a fun riff. Does a great job of capturing the visual style (and to some degree the pace) of the first four Universal Frankenstein films. Definitely has its moments, but I prefer Fearless Vampire Killers.
Cf. Blazing Saddles
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…