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.
12 thoughts on “Movie Review: Young Frankenstein”
I saw that in the theater when it first came out. It was so fresh and original – I’m glad to see it’s stood the test of time.
I heard, but did not confirm, that the lab set is the same one they used in Frankenstein. If so, that’s pretty cool.
On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 5:38 AM, Book Chatter wrote:
LOVE Gene Wilder.
I heard that the director for Ready Player One is trying to get Wilder to come out of retirement to be in the movie.
They’re making a movie of Ready Player One? I didn’t know that! So Gene Wilder as Halliday?
Haven’t seen it, but it sounds like I might enjoy it with my son on Halloween 🙂 What kind of snacks would you say would go best with it? 😛 Hugs
This is a bubbling, laboratory type of film so for snacks you need something cooking in the crock, like stew or nacho cheese sauce or something like that. LOL. Buttered popcorn is a must.
I have fond memories of this one.
It has been at least two decades since I’ve seen this…
I haven’t seen this one, but it does sound like fun.
Although actually, I’m pretty sure I must have seen parts of it, because when I think of the movie, scenes flash through my mind!
This is one of my favorite classic movies. It is so funny.