...and it most certainly does work.
Rightfully hailed as Mel Brooks' greatest work, this film is a master class in both comedic story-telling and cinematography.
There isn't much that hasn't been said about this film already. Every aspect of this film, from the acting to the set design works so well. The comedic timing is spot-on. The insistence on filming in Black & White was a master stroke as well.
I think in order to really appreciate this film, you have to go back and watch the original Frankenstein films from the 1930's. Particularly the first three films starring Boris Karloff as the creature. Once you compare the scenes in those films to Young Frankenstein, you see that this film is not merely a farce, but a Valentine to the old classic films. I saw Young Frankenstein first, long before i got to see and appreciate the original films. I was very surprised how much of YF was a take on the previous films. I didn't know about the "brain dropping" scene or the artificial arm of the Police Inspector. After comparing the two films, it becomes evident that the best satire comes from somebody who truly admires the source material.
I've read some poor reviews on this site regarding this film, and can only conclude they come from younger viewers who have never seen or compared the source material. It is a shame that most classics like this are lost on younger generations, but, thankfully, these generations have little say in what is truly a classic.
Highly recommended. To get the best experience, I recommend Blu-Ray.
Action / Comedy
Action / Comedy
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 -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind...
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