History Film / YoungFrankenstein

6th Jun '16 4:43:40 PM Doug86
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Creator/MelBrooks and GeneWilder's [[AffectionateParody loving parody]] of the classic UniversalHorror films of the [[TheThirties 1930s]]. Appearing in 1974, gorgeously shot in [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] using [[PropRecycling laboratory props]] from the original ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' and starring a cast of brilliant comedic actors all at the very height of their talents, it is generally regarded as one of the funniest and most quotable movies ever made.

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Creator/MelBrooks and GeneWilder's [[AffectionateParody loving parody]] of the classic UniversalHorror Franchise/UniversalHorror films of the [[TheThirties 1930s]]. Appearing in 1974, gorgeously shot in [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] using [[PropRecycling laboratory props]] from the original ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' and starring a cast of brilliant comedic actors all at the very height of their talents, it is generally regarded as one of the funniest and most quotable movies ever made.
19th May '16 10:08:02 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* RobbingTheDead: In the first scene, a ledger is taken from the coffin of the late Beaufort von Frankenstein.

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* RobbingTheDead: In the first scene, a ledger is taken from the coffin of the late Beaufort von Frankenstein. A deleted scene shows this is actually part of reading his will, which he made unnecessarily complicated just to mess with people.
26th Apr '16 12:54:55 PM rjung
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* AssholeVictim: The policeman who torments the Monster while he's chained up and helpless. It's almost a relief when the Monster throttles him a moment later.



* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: "Nice grouping."



** The song "Join the Family Business" in TheMusical ends in a very blatant one. "Do not make a fuss!/There's nothing to discuss/You must be one of us,/''young Fraaaankensteeeiiin!"

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** The song "Join the Family Business" in TheMusical ends in a very blatant one. "Do not make a fuss!/There's nothing to discuss/You must be one of us,/''young Fraaaankensteeeiiin!"Fraaaankensteeeiiin!''"



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: While most of the movie's antagonists are played as silly, one policeman who tormented The Monster with his fear of fire is notably played very seriously. (It's implied that he does it ForTheEvulz.) This is jarring compared to the light-heartedness of the rest of the film.

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: While most of the movie's antagonists are played as silly, one policeman who tormented The Monster with his fear of fire is notably played very seriously. (It's implied that he does it ForTheEvulz.) This is jarring compared to the light-heartedness of the rest of the film.film, though it helps to establish him as an AssholeVictim.
26th Apr '16 12:25:57 PM rjung
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** TheMusical also gives him a song, "Please Send Me Someone." "Finale Ultimo" has him reprise this, and Frau Blücher (*WHINNY!*) excuses herself--[[IncrediblyLamePun "I've got a blind date."]]
* BlindMistake: The blind man does a lot of harm to the Monster.
* BookcasePassage: '''Put ze candle beck!'''
* BookSafe: Subverted when Frederick tries to open a secret door by moving a likely-looking book. He then inadvertently learns it's actually triggered by a candle-holder.
** "Put ze candle back!"

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** TheMusical also gives him a song, "Please Send Me Someone." "Finale Ultimo" has him reprise this, and Frau Blücher (*WHINNY!*) excuses herself--[[IncrediblyLamePun herself -- [[IncrediblyLamePun "I've got a blind date."]]
* BlindMistake: The blind man does a lot of harm to the Monster.
Monster. First he pours scalding-hot soup in the Monster's lap, then he smashes the Monster's mug full of wine, and finally he lights the Monster's thumb on fire.
* BookcasePassage: '''Put ze candle beck!'''
* BookSafe:
BookcasePassage[=/=]BookSafe: Subverted when Frederick tries to open a secret door by moving a likely-looking book. He then inadvertently learns it's actually triggered by a candle-holder.
** "Put -->'''Put ze candle back!"''back!'''''
7th Apr '16 2:00:50 PM 8BrickMario
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** Igor's hump always changing positions between shots

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** Igor's hump always changing positions between shotsshots.
* ScaryStitches: Spoofed with the Monster, who uses zippers instead.
* TheScottishTrope: [[RunningGag "Blücher!" ''*WHINNY!*'']]



* TheScottishTrope: [[RunningGag "Blücher!" ''*WHINNY!*'']]
27th Mar '16 9:27:18 PM TheWhistleTropes
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Wilder is Frederick Frankenstein ("That's ''Fronkensteen!''"), grandson of the infamous mad scientist, who is determined to distance himself from the family legacy. When he inherits the family estate in Transylvania, he goes to inspect the property, where he encounters a household staff including the hunchbacked servant Igor (Creator/MartyFeldman) who insists on having his name pronounced "Eye-gor", nubile assistant Inga (Teri Garr), and mirthless housekeeper Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). Discovering his grandfather's laboratory and private journals, Frederick becomes similarly obsessed with the idea of re-animating the dead, and with Igor's assistance steals the corpse of a recently-hanged criminal; he then assigns Igor with stealing the preserved brain of "scientist and saint" Hans Delbrück, but an accident leads to the brain's destruction and forces Igor to substitute an abnormal brain without Frederick's knowledge. The creature (Peter Boyle) is animated and proves to be uncontrollably violent, and then Frau Blücher, who was Victor Frankenstein's lover, sets him free...

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Wilder is Frederick Frankenstein ("That's ''Fronkensteen!''"), grandson of the infamous mad scientist, who is determined to distance himself from the family legacy. When he inherits the family estate in Transylvania, he goes to inspect the property, where he encounters a household staff including the hunchbacked servant Igor (Creator/MartyFeldman) who insists on having his name pronounced "Eye-gor", nubile assistant Inga (Teri Garr), and mirthless housekeeper Frau Blücher (*WHINNY*) (Cloris Leachman). Discovering his grandfather's laboratory and private journals, Frederick becomes similarly obsessed with the idea of re-animating the dead, and with Igor's assistance steals the corpse of a recently-hanged criminal; he then assigns Igor with stealing the preserved brain of "scientist and saint" Hans Delbrück, but an accident leads to the brain's destruction and forces Igor to substitute an abnormal brain without Frederick's knowledge. The creature (Peter Boyle) is animated and proves to be uncontrollably violent, and then Frau Blücher, (*WHINNY*) who was Victor Frankenstein's lover, sets him free...



* IrisOut: There is an Iris In effect when Frau Blücher [[WakingUpElsewhere wakes up in the cave]].

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* IrisOut: There is an Iris In effect when Frau Blücher (*WHINNY*) [[WakingUpElsewhere wakes up in the cave]].



* [[IAmSong "He Vas" Song"]]: Frau Blücher [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g37mtvbQCoI her singing]] about Victor in the Musical, complete with EvilLaugh and vamping by Andrea Martin for "He Vas My Boyfriend." Doubles as a VillainSong as she hints he wasn't too nice a guy other than the sex.

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* [[IAmSong "He Vas" Song"]]: Frau Blücher [[http://www.(*WHINNY*)[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g37mtvbQCoI her singing]] about Victor in the Musical, complete with EvilLaugh and vamping by Andrea Martin for "He Vas My Boyfriend." Doubles as a VillainSong as she hints he wasn't too nice a guy other than the sex.
26th Mar '16 12:59:44 PM kkhohoho
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->''"Life! Life! Do you hear me? Give my creation... LIIIIIIIFE!!!"''

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->''"Life! Life! Do you hear me? me?! Give my creation... LIIIIIIIFE!!!"''
15th Mar '16 4:12:29 PM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy: Dr. Frankenstein is this, e.g. when looking for the device to enable the BookcasePassage.
11th Mar '16 4:01:57 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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The MarketBasedTitle for the film in Italy, ''Frankenstein Junior'', is NOTToBeConfusedWith the actual ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr''

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The MarketBasedTitle for the film in Italy, Italy and France, ''Frankenstein Junior'', is NOTToBeConfusedWith the actual ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr''
8th Mar '16 7:23:44 AM Mdumas43073
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Creator/MelBrooks and GeneWilder's [[AffectionateParody loving parody]] of the classic UniversalHorror films of the [[TheThirties 1930s]]. Appearing in 1974, gorgeously shot in [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] using [[PropRecycling laboratory props]] from the original ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' and starring a cast of brilliant comedic actors all at the very height of their talents, it is generally regarded as one of the funniest and most quotable movies ever made. It was adapted into a stage musical in 2007.

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Creator/MelBrooks and GeneWilder's [[AffectionateParody loving parody]] of the classic UniversalHorror films of the [[TheThirties 1930s]]. Appearing in 1974, gorgeously shot in [[DeliberatelyMonochrome black and white]] using [[PropRecycling laboratory props]] from the original ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' and starring a cast of brilliant comedic actors all at the very height of their talents, it is generally regarded as one of the funniest and most quotable movies ever made. It was adapted into a stage musical in 2007.\n



In 2003, this movie was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, for its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance. Two other works by Mel Brooks share this honor, ''Film/TheProducers'' and ''Film/BlazingSaddles''.

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In 2003, this movie was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, for its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance. Two other works by Mel Brooks share this honor, ''Film/TheProducers'' and ''Film/BlazingSaddles''.
''Film/BlazingSaddles''. ''Young Frankenstein'' was adapted into a [[TheMusical Broadway musical]] in 2007, albeit less successfully than ''The Producers'' a few years earlier.
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