Good ol’ Mel Brooks, real name Melvin James Kaminsky, there
are not enough compliments on the planet to extol all
of his virtues, in my humble opinion.
His contributions to the world of comedy are legendary…
Your Show of Shows, 2000 Year Old Man, Get Smart,
The Producers, Blazing Saddles, History of the World part 1,
Space Balls, Young Frankenstein and MANY more!
Young Frankenstein, is a favorite of mine for many reasons.
He uses some of the best comedic talents of the time and they
all do a stupendous job…Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman,
Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman and others are
perfect for their roles, couldn’t have pick a better cast.
One of the parts that stands out is a scene where Frankenstein
(Peter Boyle) is wandering, tired and lonely, through the
woods when he stumbles onto a rustic cabin lived in by an
old hermit (Gene Hackman).
This scene is a parody of the classic Bride of Frankenstein
movie from the 1930s, the original is one of the most touching
pieces of cinema ever created, and to see what Mel has done
with it, well…it’s a real hoot!