All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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...
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“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.
I saw it at the theater when it was first released and the audience had a rip snorting good time!
40 years later my experience was quite different! While I smiled for the duration of the film I knew something was amiss! I wasn't laughing out loud! "Abbey Normal" no longer made me burst out in raucous laughter!
For me it didn't withstand the test of time! What I once loved, has been reduced to nothing more than a fond memory!
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…
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…
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.
A pitch-perfect parody of classic Hollywood monster films that comes from a place of respect, with just nods and winks and easy jokes that everyone knows are easy jokes. One of Mel Brooks' best films with Gene Wilder at his slow-burn best, and an outstanding supporting cast who play well together. Filled with jokes on different levels and visually much more interesting than a comedy needs to be, it's made with love and is a rare parody that feels timeless.
After abusing this film with obsessive, repeated viewings throughout my childhood, I was curious to see if Young Frankenstein would hold up.
By the way, I watched Spaceballs last Christmas. It does not.
More "oh I see what you did there" funny than laugh out loud funny; Blazing Saddles this is not. Oh except for Puttin on the Ritz - that number is pure gold.
I got the Mel Brooks blu ray collection for my birthday a couple days ago so I wanted to fit some in. I saw this once when I was pretty young because my dad really liked it, but it's been awhile since I revisited any Mel Brooks films. It starts out a little slow but once it gets going it's so great. It's a prefect parody, a little dry at times but still really funny. Gene Wilder is unreal and the rest of the cast is also pretty great. Some of Brooks best work, if not the best.
Watched it with my kids. Always great.
Divertidísima e icónica, pero también un precioso homenaje al cine de terror clásico que a su vez se ha convertido por derecho propio en un clásico en sí mismo.
I can’t believe it took me so long to watch this. To be honest though, I think the film is far from Mel Brooks’ best. When it comes to horror spoofs, I actually have a real big soft spot for his Dracula movie, which I fondly remember being my most re-watched VHS when I was a kid. But his take on the Frankenstein mythology is a great parody nonetheless. Gene Wilder is a riot like always, the gags are unforgettable, and Clyde Bruckman as the monster is a huge plus. And that Madeline Kahn, oh God she had me in stitches!
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!