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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.
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…
I laughed while marveling at the era-specific set and narrative replication.
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Extremely well crafted, the film is witty and surprisingly balanced. Jokes are given more room to breathe while still carrying Mel Brooks's iconic comedy style. This allows the classic monster movie tone and atmosphere to be better maintained throughout.
Gene Wilder is the rock anchoring the movie. Even though a comedic actor, he brings an easy authority and plays straight man mostly to the crazy cast of characters surrounding him. Marty Feldman being the standout, he is effortless and perfectly farcical. The trio of Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn, and Cloris Leachman are all great. And Peter Boyle is perfect as the monster.
It's hard to find anything not to like about this classic. It even contains a tap dancing scene featuring Frankenstein and his monster, if you weren't sold already.
"No, it's pronounced "Fronkensteen." get it right
Finally getting around to checking this one out.
Very clever parody of one of my favorite genres. I absolutely loved the b&w cinematography!
After all these years, it remains one of the funniest films I have ever seen. Marty Feldman's Igor is still my favorite!
Reconozco que la parodia está muy lograda, pero por otro lado no me ha resultado particularmente graciosa y/o ingeniosa.
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