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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.
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.
Few things have ever been funnier than young Gene Wilder shouting. (I imagine it would be considerably less amusing if he were shouting today, though he could probably put together a fantastic "get off my lawn" .gif.) But the film's genius is how seriously it takes everything except the jokes, faithfully replicating the look of Universal's '30s horror and constructing a credible narrative framework that serves to heighten the absurdity. Wilder's opening lecture, for example, could pass for the real thing if you selectively removed all the funny bits, which is precisely what makes them so funny. (Though even then you'd still get his magnificent delivery: "We would collapse. Like a bunch. Of broccoli!") And Brooks' borscht-belt instincts are…
it's so cool that this was film gene shot at the same time that we got legally married
Una grotesca e hilarante versión de Mel Brooks acerca de la historia de un joven científico que resulta ser pariente del famoso Frankenstein (de Mery Shelley) y que a través de cómicas e irónicas peripecias termina reviviendo -con algunas variantes- la historia de su abuelo.
Dada la época, la calidad vintage de la cinta hace degustar la obra a modo de consideración vanguardista en su presente histórico que supo entrelazar linealmente los distintos acontecimientos de la historia añadiendo sútiles toques de humor atrevido y escenas de erotismo discreto para dejar entrever pinceladas de la libertad que empezó a otorgar en el cine el incipiente movimiento del destape.
Como conclusión, la obra en sí me resulta una parodia surrealista al tiempo…
First and most importantly, it was FUN. There was never a moment that felt forced, out of place, or boring. It all fit together to form a coherent, lighthearted and wacky atmosphere.
It wasnt as funny as Blazing Saddles or Men in Tights, but I think Brooks meant for this to be slighty more straight faced.
There isnt much to say other than what has already been said for 40 years. Its a good movie man.
Igor was undoubtedly the best side character, followed by the inspector
Yet another classic of Mel Brooks, this one applying more closely to its sourcs material(the frankenstein movie, not the book). Here we have another familiar yet unique story with hilarious subtle humor and less meta humor. What I think shines most about this film among other Mel Brooks films is its small cast of characters. Although not much development of character for anyone other than the young fredrick frankenstein, his beloved mistress and his monster, the banter and relationships between the characters are so impressive and hilarious you cannot help but smile. The film has steady pacing and a cohesive plot, yet certaibly stumbles its way through the later middle part of the film before quickly picking up the pace…
Maybe Mel Brooks just isn't for me. I enjoyed this film, don't get me wrong, but I just don't find it all that funny. It has its moments, sure, but I think I enjoyed it more for the atmosphere and the recreation of the 30s aesthetic which was really well done. I have this issue with all the other Mel Brooks films that I've seen. I dunno.
Mel Brooks one of the kings of the Spoof genre.
When it comes to spoof comedies nowadays they all suck, there is no two ways about it.
But there was a period when they were great and one of people we have to thank for that is Mel Brooks.
Gene Wilder goes all out as the character of Fronkensteen and while "Young Frankenstein" is not the funniest of the Mel Brook comedies, and the way it transitions kind of feels like a tv show, the movie is still fun.
While Brooks does poke fun at a genre and movies that are associated with that genre he also respects them as show with the fact that "Young Frankenstein" is shot completely in black and white.
It's certainly good, but it doesn't reach the comedic heights of The Producers or Blazing Saddles.
Il geniale ma discontinuo Mel Brooks ci regala il suo capolavoro e la miglior parodia della storia del cinema. Sorprendono la compattezza narrativa e il ritmo sostenuto con cui il regista accumula gag su gag senza stancare mai lo spettatore; merito soprattutto di una sceneggiatura coi fiocchi scritta insieme all'amico Gene Wilder (un mito!) e che strizza più di un occhio ai vecchi film dell'universal. Marty Feldman domina la scena, ma anche gli altri non sono da meno. Imprescindibile.
Divertida comedia que supuso el mayor éxito crítico-comercial de Mel Brooks. Los actores están entonadísimos –incluido Gene Hackman en un pequeño cameo- y algunos de los “gags” resultan francamente memorables.
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All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…