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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...
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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.
Having watched more older films, I appreciate the homages a lot more than when I first saw this.
Has more then a dozen moments that made me laugh. This film has something in it that any one can find hilariously funny, for example, mine was when Dr. Frankenstein goes into the cell and begs to be let out, doubt anyone can make a film that successes in comedic parody and adapting an iconic story so brilliantly. Best comedy ever I don't know, but it comes really close.
The horses & Frau Blucher.
"This explains the music"
"It's still warm."
Marty Feldman is perfect.
Infamy, infamy....they've all got it in for me.
And this line epitomizes the type of movie this is. Gene Wilder remains for me one of the best on screen comics of all time, but this movie would be nothing if not for Marty Feldman who plays Igor.
A fun movie in black and white.
Pleasant little trip to Transylvania. I can see why it's a cult classic. Unfortunately it's not that funny. Oh, but there was a time.........
This film is a bunch of broccoli.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is an example (maybe THE example) of a parody done right. Everything from the humorous script, Gene Wilder's perfect performance, and the great supporting cast just works so well. It knows it's roots, and it honors them. I love this movie.
So yeah, I finally saw Young Frankenstein because it was on HBO.
And, to be dead honest, I personally didn't find it as wildly hilarious as everyone made it sound.
Now, that's not to say the film is unfunny. It has quite a few really funny bits, be it the skit with the dead man's hand, Gene Hackman's blind priest, Cloris Leachman's crazed German lady, and several lines of dialogue. But to me, personally, I didn't find it a non-stop explosion of laughter like how I found Zoolander or Raising Arizona or It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World or the films of the Marx Brothers. To me, it was amusing, but with lots and lots of filler.
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