Obviously this week, I'm going over Young Frankenstein... however instead of sticking to my notes and bullet points that I prepared for myself last night, I just went total stream of consciousness... and I think the video came out better that way. Still I've included my notes below.
With the recent passing Gene Wilder, obviously a lot of interest has been put on his films, particularly his iconic ones like Wily Wonka, The Producers, Blazing Saddles… and the one I pulled off the self to talk about, Young Frankenstein.
Co-Written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brookes (who also directed) and released in 1974, this black and white film that satirizes not only Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but also a lot of elements and associated with the early horror films, such as the film transitions and how things were shot, without question it’s a classic.
But what makes it a classic in terms of a comedy? It’s quite simple really… despite it being a …