I managed to sneak another movie in this weekend and it also counts for R.I.P X!
Young Frankenstein came out in 1974 so it’s been out for awhile and includes such greats as Gene Wilder, Terri Garr, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn and Cloris Leachman.
Shot in B&W, it’s just gorgeous to watch. The lighting, the extreme close-ups and the subtle humor is what makes this film a fave. I’ve never seen it in its entirety so it was a pleasure to finally sit down to it this weekend.
Gene Wilder plays Dr. Frankenstein, the grandson of the famous doctor we all know. He inherits his grandfather’s castle and repeats the experiments of the past with hilarious results. It’s a movie for the entire family, but it should be noted, that many of the jokes went over the nearly twelve-year-old’s head. As I said, the humor is quite subtle.
The film was directed by Mel Brooks and it’s a classic, must-see film. If you haven’t see it, you really should. It’s great that the entire family can watch it too. The Girl is at the age where she wants to be scared and watch all the Halloween movies we do, but I know her and this is definitely more her speed. Plus, classic movie buffs will eat this one up.