June 2nd, 2013
Mel Brooks
Young Frankenstein: The Art of the Homage (or, to spoof with accuracy)

For Mel Brooks the spoofing is in the details.

The classic Hollywood Horror film is always black-and-white and includes scene transitions like iris outs, wipes and fades to black. Mel Brooks’s Hollywood Horror is no different. He even tracks down the original equipment from the mad doctor’s lab first used in the 1931 Frankenstein film.


Designer: Ricardo Galvez. Producer: Tom McNamara.

  • ME

    You’re having a larf.

  • al valpy

    As a senior citizen, I love this a movie and see it over and over. the last time, I had to change my depends 3 times.

  • Veronica

    Watched the 1935 Bride of Frankenstein this weekend. It was hard to appreciate on it’s own because Young Frankenstein is the canon by which I judge all other movies about the big green guy. Even Robert Osborne of TCM said he can’t watch the scene with the blind man without laughing because of Mr. Brooks brilliant version. Love you Mel.


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