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Young Frankenstein Turns Thirty-five

My poking around the fine blog Frankensteinia reminded me that I was remiss in recognizing the 35th anniversary of the film Young Frankenstein which appeared in theaters in North America on December 15, 1974. I saw this film in the theaters at ten years of age and laughed from scene to scene. Today this film is in my DVD collection and I still laugh every time I see it as I recite the dialogue. Thankfully its comedic genius has been passed along to my wife and children as the next generation to benefit from this comedy classic and homage to Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and Son of Frankenstein. In my view it is Mel Brooks' best work as a director, largely due to the story put together by Gene Wilder and his work as an actor in bringing the story to life with the rest of the great ensemble cast.

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