Friday, October 10, 2008

Young Frankenstein

The Younger Son saw Young Frankenstein for the first time tonight. This 1974 parody film is a riot, especially if, as we do, you love all those old Universal horror movies. It's a Mel Brooks film, starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Gene Hackman and Madeline Kahn.


The New York Times review calls it "Mel Brooks's funniest, most cohesive comedy to date" and says, "Perhaps the nicest thing about Young Frankenstein is that one can laugh with it and never feel as if the target film, James Whale's 1931 classic that starred Boris Karloff, is being rudely used." says, "From the very first moment of its release, this parody of the Universal Studios monster films of the early 1930s was hailed as a triumph."

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