History Trivia / YoungFrankenstein

30th Nov '17 4:23:44 PM MrZAP
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** In the end, both men agreed that dealing with these creative differences were not worth risking their friendship and that it was probably best that this be their last project in cooperation with each other. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks only wanted to direct his own scripts at this point, encouraging Wilder to direct his own (Brooks later offered Wilder the lead in ''Film/HighAnxiety'', which he felt would have been perfect casting, but Wilder turned down due to scheduling issues). ''Young Frankenstein'' is generally seen as both men's peek period, as none of their other projects, despite being well-received, reached anywhere near the same acclaim, although true to their words they remained best friends until Wilder's death in 2016.

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** In the end, both men agreed that dealing with these creative differences were not worth risking their friendship and that it was probably best that this be their last project in cooperation with each other. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks only wanted to direct his own scripts at this point, encouraging Wilder to direct his own (Brooks later offered Wilder the lead in ''Film/HighAnxiety'', which he felt would have been perfect casting, but Wilder turned down due to scheduling issues). ''Young Frankenstein'' is generally seen as both men's peek peak period, as none of their other projects, despite being well-received, reached anywhere near the same acclaim, although true to their words they remained best friends until Wilder's death in 2016.
19th Aug '17 6:25:58 PM NWolfman
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** Brooks was already uncomfortable directing a script he hadn't conceived himself, having only taken ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' because he was flat broke after his first two movies had bombed, and only agreed on the condition that he would co-write the screenplay with Wilder. Wilder, in turn, told Brooks that he couldn't act in it so as not to disturb the ComicallySerious atmosphere (his voice appears from off-screen a few times: one as the werewolf ("There wolf! There castle!"), then later as the elder Dr. Frankenstein when Fredrick is looking over the halp and later as [[ThatPoorCat the screaming cat]] who gets hit by Fredrick's dart off-screen).

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** Brooks was already uncomfortable directing a script he hadn't conceived himself, having only taken ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' because he was flat broke after his first two movies had bombed, and only agreed on the condition that he would co-write the screenplay with Wilder. Wilder, in turn, told Brooks that he couldn't act in it appear on screen so as not to disturb the ComicallySerious atmosphere (his voice appears from off-screen atmosphere. Brooks only did a few times: one as handful of voice-overs: he's the werewolf howl ("There wolf! There castle!"), then later as the elder Dr. Frankenstein when Fredrick is looking over the halp and later as [[ThatPoorCat the screaming cat]] who gets hit by Fredrick's dart off-screen).dart.
19th Aug '17 6:23:30 PM NWolfman
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** Brooks was already uncomfortable directing a script he hadn't conceived himself, having only taken ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' because he was flat broke after his first two movies had bombed, and only agreed on the condition that he would co-write the screenplay with Wilder. Wilder, in turn, told Brooks that he couldn't act in it so as not to disturb the ComicallySerious atmosphere (the closest being [[ThatPoorCat the screaming cat]] who gets hit by Fredrick's dart off-screen).

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** Brooks was already uncomfortable directing a script he hadn't conceived himself, having only taken ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' because he was flat broke after his first two movies had bombed, and only agreed on the condition that he would co-write the screenplay with Wilder. Wilder, in turn, told Brooks that he couldn't act in it so as not to disturb the ComicallySerious atmosphere (the closest being (his voice appears from off-screen a few times: one as the werewolf ("There wolf! There castle!"), then later as the elder Dr. Frankenstein when Fredrick is looking over the halp and later as [[ThatPoorCat the screaming cat]] who gets hit by Fredrick's dart off-screen).
19th Aug '17 6:16:26 PM NWolfman
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** In the end, both men agreed that dealing with these creative differences were not worth risking their friendship and that it was probably best that this be their last project in cooperation with each other. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks only wanted to direct his own scripts at this point, encouraging Wilder to direct his own (Brooks later offered Wilder the lead in ''Film/HighAnxiety'', which he felt would have been perfect casting, but Wilder turned down due to scheduling issues). ''Young Frankenstein'' is generally seen as both men's peek period, as none of their other projects, despite being well-received, reached anywhere near the same acclaim.

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** In the end, both men agreed that dealing with these creative differences were not worth risking their friendship and that it was probably best that this be their last project in cooperation with each other. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks only wanted to direct his own scripts at this point, encouraging Wilder to direct his own (Brooks later offered Wilder the lead in ''Film/HighAnxiety'', which he felt would have been perfect casting, but Wilder turned down due to scheduling issues). ''Young Frankenstein'' is generally seen as both men's peek period, as none of their other projects, despite being well-received, reached anywhere near the same acclaim.acclaim, although true to their words they remained best friends until Wilder's death in 2016.
19th Aug '17 3:56:18 AM NWolfman
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** In the end, both men agreed that dealing with these creative differences were not worth risking their friendship and that it was probably best that this be their last project in cooperation with each other. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks only wanted to direct his own scripts at this point, encouraging Wilder to direct his own. ''Young Frankenstein'' is generally seen as both men's peek period, as none of their other projects, despite being well-received, reached anywhere near the same acclaim.

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** In the end, both men agreed that dealing with these creative differences were not worth risking their friendship and that it was probably best that this be their last project in cooperation with each other. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks only wanted to direct his own scripts at this point, encouraging Wilder to direct his own.own (Brooks later offered Wilder the lead in ''Film/HighAnxiety'', which he felt would have been perfect casting, but Wilder turned down due to scheduling issues). ''Young Frankenstein'' is generally seen as both men's peek period, as none of their other projects, despite being well-received, reached anywhere near the same acclaim.
16th Aug '17 5:55:33 PM NWolfman
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** Brooks was already uncomfortable directing a script he hadn't conceived himself, having only taken ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' because he was flat broke after his first two movies had bombed, and only agreed on the condition that he would co-write the screenplay with Wilder. Wilder, in turn, told Brooks that he couldn't act in it so as not to disturb the ComicallySerious atmosphere (the closest being [[ThatPoorCat the screaming cat]] who gets hit by Inspector Kemp's dart off-screen).
** Brooks repeatedly questioned Wilder's insistence to include the now-famous "Puttin' On The Ritz" and attempted several times to talk him into cutting it. Wilder persisted, saying it would be funny once he saw it and eventually had to scream himself horse just to convince Brooks how badly he wanted it. He still wasn't convinced come shooting until he turned to see the entire crew covering their mouths with handkerchiefs (which he'd told them to do if they started laughing), at which point he knew that it would be a hit.

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** Brooks was already uncomfortable directing a script he hadn't conceived himself, having only taken ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' because he was flat broke after his first two movies had bombed, and only agreed on the condition that he would co-write the screenplay with Wilder. Wilder, in turn, told Brooks that he couldn't act in it so as not to disturb the ComicallySerious atmosphere (the closest being [[ThatPoorCat the screaming cat]] who gets hit by Inspector Kemp's Fredrick's dart off-screen).
** Brooks repeatedly questioned Wilder's insistence to include the now-famous "Puttin' On The Ritz" and attempted several times to talk him into cutting it. Wilder persisted, saying it would be funny once persisted until he saw it and eventually had to scream himself horse was blue in the face just to convince Brooks how badly he wanted it. it, to which Brooks finally said "If you feel that strongly about it, we'll shoot the scene. If it works, we'll use it, if not, we won't." He still wasn't convinced come shooting until he turned to see the entire crew covering their mouths with handkerchiefs (which he'd told them to do if they started laughing), at which point he knew that it would be a hit.



** In the end, both men agreed that dealing with these creative differences were not worth risking their friendship and that it was probably best that this be their last project in cooperation with each other. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks was uncomfortable directing anything he didn't write, and encouraged Wilder to start directing his own movies, and while successful, none of their future projects reached the level of acclaim that this one did.

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** In the end, both men agreed that dealing with these creative differences were not worth risking their friendship and that it was probably best that this be their last project in cooperation with each other. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks was uncomfortable directing anything he didn't write, and encouraged only wanted to direct his own scripts at this point, encouraging Wilder to start directing direct his own movies, and while successful, own. ''Young Frankenstein'' is generally seen as both men's peek period, as none of their future projects other projects, despite being well-received, reached anywhere near the level of acclaim that this one did.same acclaim.



** Almost a Throw It ''Out'' moment; in some interviews, Brooks stated that the only point during production where he and co-writer Creator/GeneWilder seriously disagreed was the inclusion of the "Puttin' On the Ritz" number. Gene loved the idea but Mel hated it. After Gene vehemently defended the scene, Mel decided, "If you feel that strongly about it, we'll shoot the scene. If it works, we'll use it, if not, we won't." They shot it and it became one of the highlights of the movie.
*** The monster's shout of "PUTTINAHNDARIZZZ!" was Creator/PeterBoyle's idea.

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** Almost a Throw It ''Out'' moment; in some interviews, Brooks stated that the only point during production where he and co-writer Creator/GeneWilder seriously disagreed was the inclusion of the "Puttin' On the Ritz" number. Gene loved the idea but Mel hated it. After Gene vehemently defended the scene, Mel decided, "If you feel that strongly about it, we'll shoot the scene. If it works, we'll use it, if not, we won't." They shot it and it became one of the highlights of the movie.
***
The monster's shout of "PUTTINAHNDARIZZZ!" was Creator/PeterBoyle's idea.idea.
** "Soitenly! You take the blond, I'll take the one in the toiban!" Marty Feldman's Creator/GrouchoMarx-esque riff was one of many moments that Mel Brooks was not expecting, to his delight. Of course as the HilariousOuttakes show, just because they left it in didn't meant it was easy to shoot (mostly because everyone was laughing so hard).
** The blind man's parting line "I was going to make espresso!" was improvised by Creator/GeneHackman. The scene ''immediately'' fades to black to cover up the laughter of the film crew.



** "Soitenly! You take the blond, I'll take the one in the toiban!" Marty Feldman's Creator/GrouchoMarx-esque riff was one of many moments that Mel Brooks was not expecting, to his delight.
** The blind man's parting line "I was going to make espresso!" was improvised by Creator/GeneHackman. The scene ''immediately'' fades to black to cover up the laughter of the film crew.
16th Aug '17 5:48:19 PM NWolfman
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* CreativeDifferences: While the cast and crew reportedly enjoyed making the movie so much that they added scenes for fun, the same could not be said for Creator/MelBrooks and Creator/GeneWilder. Wilder had to scream himself horse just to keep the now-famous "Puttin' On The Ritz" scene in when Brooks insisted on cutting it, just to prove how badly he wanted it. One particularly brutal day ended with Brooks storming off the set after a huge argument, only for him to call Wilder that night and apologize in his own way by asking "Who was that asshole you were fighting with today? If you ask me, he should be fired!" The two agreed afterward that their friendship wasn't worth risking like this again, and the result was the two never collaborating on any other project: Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks was uncomfortable directing anything he didn't write, and encouraged Wilder to start directing his own movies
(Brooks did try to get Wilder in ''Film/HighAnxiety'', but Wilder declined due to scheduling conflicts). This movie is generally regarded as the high water mark of both men's careers, and none of these projects, while generally well-received, were considered anywhere near the classics their collaborations were.

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* CreativeDifferences: While the cast and crew reportedly enjoyed making the movie so much that they added scenes for fun, the same could not be said for Creator/MelBrooks and Creator/GeneWilder. Wilder
** Brooks was already uncomfortable directing a script he hadn't conceived himself, having only taken ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' because he was flat broke after his first two movies
had bombed, and only agreed on the condition that he would co-write the screenplay with Wilder. Wilder, in turn, told Brooks that he couldn't act in it so as not to scream himself horse just disturb the ComicallySerious atmosphere (the closest being [[ThatPoorCat the screaming cat]] who gets hit by Inspector Kemp's dart off-screen).
** Brooks repeatedly questioned Wilder's insistence
to keep include the now-famous "Puttin' On The Ritz" scene in when Brooks insisted on and attempted several times to talk him into cutting it, it. Wilder persisted, saying it would be funny once he saw it and eventually had to scream himself horse just to prove convince Brooks how badly he wanted it. One particularly brutal day ended He still wasn't convinced come shooting until he turned to see the entire crew covering their mouths with handkerchiefs (which he'd told them to do if they started laughing), at which point he knew that it would be a hit.
** Throughout the shoot,
Brooks storming and Wilder continued to argue over direction. At one point it got so bad that Brooks stormed off the set after a huge argument, only for him to call one evening, later calling Wilder that night and to apologize in his own way by asking "Who was that asshole you were fighting with today? If you ask me, he should be fired!" The two fired!"
** In the end, both men
agreed afterward that dealing with these creative differences were not worth risking their friendship wasn't worth risking like and that it was probably best that this again, and the result was the two never collaborating on any other project: be their last project in cooperation with each other. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks was uncomfortable directing anything he didn't write, and encouraged Wilder to start directing his own movies
(Brooks did try to get Wilder in ''Film/HighAnxiety'', but Wilder declined due to scheduling conflicts). This movie is generally regarded as the high water mark of both men's careers,
movies, and while successful, none of these projects, while generally well-received, were considered anywhere near the classics their collaborations were.future projects reached the level of acclaim that this one did.
16th Aug '17 5:31:25 PM NWolfman
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* CreativeDifferences: By all accounts it was a smooth shoot, so much so that new scenes were added and filmed just because the actors were having so much fun. However, Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder frequently butted heads, especially over the now-famous "Puttin' On The Ritz" scene which Wilder had to fight for until he was blue in the face just to prove how badly he wanted it keep it. One particularly brutal day ended with the two parting ways after a huge fight, only for Mel to call him that night and apologize in his own special way by asking "Who was that asshole you were fighting with today? If you ask me, he should be fired!"
** Because both felt that their friendship was suffering after having worked so closely together, this was the last project that they collaborated so closely on. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks was uncomfortable directing anything he didn't write, and encouraged Wilder to start directing his own movies. Neither Brooks nor Wilder were ever quite as successful apart as they had been together, either at the box office or critically, and this movie is generally regarded as the high water mark of both men's careers.

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* CreativeDifferences: By all accounts it was a smooth shoot, While the cast and crew reportedly enjoyed making the movie so much so that new they added scenes were added for fun, the same could not be said for Creator/MelBrooks and filmed just because the actors were having so much fun. However, Mel Brooks and Gene Creator/GeneWilder. Wilder frequently butted heads, especially over had to scream himself horse just to keep the now-famous "Puttin' On The Ritz" scene which Wilder had to fight for until he was blue in the face when Brooks insisted on cutting it, just to prove how badly he wanted it keep it. One particularly brutal day ended with Brooks storming off the two parting ways set after a huge fight, argument, only for Mel him to call him Wilder that night and apologize in his own special way by asking "Who was that asshole you were fighting with today? If you ask me, he should be fired!"
** Because both felt
fired!" The two agreed afterward that their friendship was suffering after having worked so closely together, wasn't worth risking like this again, and the result was the last project that they collaborated so closely on. two never collaborating on any other project: Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks was uncomfortable directing anything he didn't write, and encouraged Wilder to start directing his own movies. Neither Brooks nor movies
(Brooks did try to get
Wilder were ever quite as successful apart as they had been together, either at the box office or critically, and this in ''Film/HighAnxiety'', but Wilder declined due to scheduling conflicts). This movie is generally regarded as the high water mark of both men's careers.careers, and none of these projects, while generally well-received, were considered anywhere near the classics their collaborations were.
22nd Jul '17 8:40:06 PM Drcynic24
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** Because both felt that their friendship was suffering after having worked so closely together, this was the last project that they collaborated so closely on. Wilder was increasingly drawn to screenwriting and Brooks was uncomfortable directing anything he didn't write, and encouraged Wilder to start directing his own movies. Neither Brooks nor Wilder were ever quite as successful apart as they had been together, either at the box office or critically, and this movie is generally regarded as the high water mark of both men's careers.
28th Jun '17 2:47:22 PM NWolfman
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* ChannelHop: The film was originally in development at Creator/UniversalPictures, who balked the moment he mentioned that he wanted to do it in black and white.
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