August 2021 - Mendocino Film Festival

Young Frankenstein: Why You Need to See This Comedy Classic (Again)

By director on Sunday, August 29th, 2021 in 2021, year-round.

  There’s a moment early on in Mel Brooks’s 1974 parody of the classic Boris Karloff Frankenstein films that encapsulates Gene Wilder’s inspired performance as Frederick “Frahnk-en-steen.” He’s teaching neurology, a respectable scientist running from his family legacy of not-so-respectable scientists—a sore spot one student presses him on until Wilder, emphatically denouncing his ancestry, unwittingly Read the full article…