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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Mel Brooks Classic 'Young Frankenstein'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood December 14, 2012 at 10:51AM

Marty Feldman Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing Mel Brooks' laugh riot "Young Frankenstein" (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen," of course!). Feldman plays bug-eyed Transylvanian servant Igor.
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Marty Feldman and Gene Wilder in "Young Frankenstein"
Marty Feldman and Gene Wilder in "Young Frankenstein"

Marty Feldman Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing Mel Brooks' laugh riot "Young Frankenstein" (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen," of course!). Feldman plays bug-eyed Transylvanian servant Igor.

Mel Brooks' affectionate comic homage to the Universal Frankenstein movies piles on every cliche and cartoony plot twist from the first five series entries, with appropriate attention paid to the original art direction and camera setups. When Columbia balked at the budget and black and white photography, Brooks took it to 20th Century-Fox. A boxoffice smash, later adapted into a Broadway musical.  For a later generation of kids, this is the only Frankenstein they've been exposed to.

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