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Young Frankenstein

This hilarious, but affectionate, spoof of the classic horror films produced by Universal studios in the 1930s and 40s, is rated by many as being the funniest, most accomplished, parody of a classic film ever made. Written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder and with a cast that includes Wilder (as Dr. Frankenstein – _pronounced Fronk-enstein”), Peter Boyle (as the Monster), Marty Feldman (as the hunch-backed assistant, “Eye-gor”), Cloris Leachman (as Ô_Frau Blucher”), and the lovely Teri Garr, this is a movie that will have you laughing out loud. Though it helps to have a recollection of the original Frankenstein series, the jokes and set-pieces (and the wonderful, evocative black-and-white cinematography) are such that you are bound to get into Brooks’ gentle but often raucous comic spirit. If you have never seen this wonderful fun-filled film on the big screen, dont miss it! Never has a _scary” film caused so much laughter. (And yes, that is Gene Hackman, in a hilarious cameo role as the kindly blind hermit who befriends the Monster.) (Bill Roth)