Saturday, November 13, 2010

Young Frankenstein Movie

Igor picking out a brain

Today I watched "Young Frankenstein" (The movie version from 1974) I was excited to see this in its entirety after just seeing the musical. Many of the jokes were the same, they just weren't made into entire songs. Seeing the characters in black and white was completely different than seeing a bright, fast moving musical. I learned from watching some of the DVD extras that Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks were actually aiming for a movie that looked like the old horror movies made in the 1930s. The lighting is so dramatic, like an old Hitchcock movie. The lines were delivered with perfect timing, much better than they were delivered in the musical. So if you've never seen this movie, you should go out and rent it! In the meantime, here's a video clip to hold you over:

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