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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 stand by that all great comedy comes down to playing with your expectations. This is part of the reason why Mel Brooks has always been my favorite comedian. He plays with genre tropes like a fine violin of comedy, tricking those expecting one thing, and then taking them to another form of realty when we least expect it.
"Young Frankenstein" has always been one of my favorites from him, or hell, just in general, for about a few years now. Yet it wasn't until now that I recognize this as not only a great comedy, but a genuine masterpiece from Brooks and crew.
From the very opening, a slow pan in shot of a beautifully painted background of the…
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…
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…
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…
I'm even more convinced that this is not only the best Gene Wilder, but also the best Mel Brooks.
Beautifully recreates not only the art direction of the old universal Frankenstein movies, but also the cinematography and sound design, which is not something it had to do but did anyway. Besides being a fantastic homage to classic horror, however, this film is also really, REALLY funny. There's rarely a dull moment, but the film also knows when to be serious, not letting the comedy get in the way of some really impressive and striking moments.
It goes without saying that Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman seem like they're having the time of their lives, but Mel Brooks in the director's chair seems to be having as much, if not more, of a ball.
I guess I could say that…
Es divertida, pero no tan hilarante como Blazing Saddles (o quizá es que me regocijo en el caos y el absurdo de aquella). Gene Wilder gritando es lo mejor (y hay bastante de eso).
R.I.P. Gene Wilder. Mel Brooks is a comedy legend. A genius when it comes to comedic timing, writing, and directing. What more can I say?
Mel Brooks' take on the classic Mary Shelley novel is of course much more than an adaptation of the source material. Young Frankenstein is a parody of not only the novel, but the multitude of Frankenstein films and adaptations that followed it. The film is directed by Mel Brooks, who wrote the script with lead actor Gene Wilder. It contains an all-star cast of actors and comedians including Wilder himself, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, and Gene Hackman. While it may not be the most consistent or stable of comedies, Young Frankenstein is a strong parody of its source material that contains just enough laughs to make it a good time.
Young Frankenstein is about…
RIP Gene Wilder, what a talent
Mel Brooks is great, I loved Marty Feldman here.
For me, every Mel Brooks looses steam by the end of the movie and this is no exception
Great Halloween flick
Death to stupid boob & dick jokes that distract & detract from an otherwise immaculate comedic homage to classic horror films & the many excellent non-dick / non-boob jokes therein. (NB: I prefer my stupid jokes to be of the "I was his boyfriend!" / "I was going to make espresso" variety.) (NB: I am no fun.)
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…