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Young Frankenstein, Marvelous Film. [Apr. 8th, 2004|03:15 am]
[Special Music |Edvard Grieg - PGS No. 1, Op. 46: (Hall of Mountain King)]

Marty Feldman, I luuuuurve eeeyyeeeuuw.

Curse your eyes!!!

Curse Your Eyes!!!

I've only watched Young Frankenstein, an absolutely wonderful Mel Brooks joint, but from his bio, I now believe I want to see more stuff with Marty Feldman.

The man possessed the wit that few people have for comedic performance.

It's a shame he died of a heart attack from bad shellfish in 1982.

He was great as I-gor. In fact, his character was the breath of fresh air throughout the whole film.

I loved the young Teri Garr as Inga the assistant. "Would you like a rrroll in zee hay? Rolllll, roll . . . "

That had to be Gene Wilder's finest role, as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein. I remember watching Blazing Saddles not too long ago, but Wilder shined as Frankenstein.

Peter Boyle had a great performance as Frankenstein's Monster. The scenes with the priest were great . . . and few people recognize the priest, but he's Gene Hackman! The scenes with Helga, the girl at the well, establish why we cared about the monster in the first place. The capacity for it to love, of course, becomes satire when he hooks up with Madeline Kahn's Elizabeth, Dr. Frankenstein's fiancee.

Is it me, or did the mechanical arm of the Inspector change during the manhunt scenes for the monster? I could have sworn I saw his right mechanical arm gag played from the left.

Also, Madeline Kahn, while a fine actress, seems to be in every Mel Brooks film! Rest her soul.

Marty, if we ever meet in some existence, you can take the blond, and I'll take the one in the turban.

http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001204/ (Marty Feldman's Bio)

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0072431/ (Young Frankenstein)

[User Picture]From: mostlie_sunnie
2004-04-08 05:42 am (UTC)
According to the imdb, "Police Inspector Hans Wilhelm Friederich Kemp has an artificial arm, the right one. In a short sequence at the end (after Monster brings Elizabeth in the cave, Kemp guides some people) the artificial arm is the left one (flopped shot)."

There's some other neat trivia and goofs there that are worth reading, too!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-08 05:50 am (UTC)
Yeah! I'm not crazy!

Okay, that's no proof.

Anyway, so that's due to a mirror of that scene, as if the image was mirror-flopped?

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[User Picture]From: mostlie_sunnie
2004-04-08 06:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, apparently that happens sometimes in movies. I wonder if it's done accidentally? Or if they do it because they liked the reversed image better, or something?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-08 07:01 am (UTC)
There's some interesting continuity errors and point-outs of mirrored film in Star Wars: A New Hope as well.

I usually don't click on all the links from the films. Thanks for the good eye with regards to pointing out the goofs link!

I am sure that sometimes the reverse of the image is probably more suitable to the director/editor eyes . . . after all, reversing the images makes for a cheaper fix than re-shooting the scene, especially after they've wrapped filming.

I'm sure most continuity errors, like the clock error (didn't notice that) are purely accidental. Most films are shot out of order in terms of scene sequencing, and they do as such over a period of hours for a given scene. It's natural that the director's eye doesn't pick up every change over that time.
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[User Picture]From: renazle_dazzle
2004-04-08 08:26 am (UTC)
Young Frankenstein is good. :)
Someone told me that he is related to Corey Feldman. I didn't believe them. Do you know if it is fact or fiction?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-08 08:33 am (UTC)
He's the brother of Fenella Fielding, birth name Feldman.

However, Corey is from a completely different family, based off the collected information on both actors from IMDB.

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From: pernod
2004-04-08 09:39 am (UTC)
I saw a few of his pics when I was a kid, before he died.
I always enjoyed his work. I think that "The Last Remake of Beau Geste" was the last one I saw him in.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-08 09:43 am (UTC)
He died from the food poisoning on the last day of shooting Yellowbeard, leaving the last scene of Yellowbeard's death to be shot with a stand-in . . .

I haven't seen that last film of his . . .

This is the first time I've watched anything with him in it, but I can remember as a child seeing his face quite often . . . a rather striking face, indeed.
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[User Picture]From: oranj_jooce
2004-04-08 03:26 pm (UTC)
Young Frankenstein is perhaps one of the best films ever made! =D
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[User Picture]From: oranj_jooce
2004-04-08 03:56 pm (UTC)
By the way, I saw Yellowbeard. I didn't get to see the ending (my mom made me change the channel), but if you like Young Frankenstein, I'm sure you'll like Yellowbeard.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-08 07:41 pm (UTC)
It certainly is one of Mel Brook's highest-regarded films.

There are so many that could be 'greatest comedy.'
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[User Picture]From: oranj_jooce
2004-04-09 05:08 pm (UTC)
Too true. I can think of lots of comedies that could be the best ever. Like the Princess Bride, for isntance...
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-09 08:53 pm (UTC)
Oooh, Princess Bride . . .

I haven't watched that in quite a few years.

It has Andre the Giant and the kid from that TV show, The Wonder Years.

And, of course, Inigo Montoya.

"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
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[User Picture]From: oranj_jooce
2004-04-10 04:31 pm (UTC)
lol. Andre the Giant's awesome...
Inigo Montoya is such a badass. Westly (was it Wessly in the movie? In the book it's "Westly") shoulda been more like him...
But, Westly was pretty cool.

Point is, that movie's a classic and I was practically raised on it.

...o___O I used to have a crush on Kevin from the Wonder Years...
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-10 04:40 pm (UTC)
I'll bet a lot of kids did . . .

And, that was part of my rotation as a kid, the Princess Bride. I also watched Star Wars, the first one (part 4) hundreds of times.

And, I really really loved The Black Hole. That Disney film with Vincent and Bob the robots was awesome . . . Maximillian was scary with the rotating blades, and it's just one of those goofy sci-fi Disney films that isn't a great film, but I loved it so . . .

Also, Tron was great. I really think it's cool now because it dealt with internet before internet became huge.
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[User Picture]From: oranj_jooce
2004-04-10 09:52 pm (UTC)
I saw Tron, but not the Black Hole. Tron was really good...I think it scared me a little when I was small (which is when I saw it. My sister made me because "it was a classic").

A movie I remember watching religiously was Sand Lot and A Christmas Story...they're soo good...

I never watched Star Wars very much. That was my sister's obsessiveness. She was absolutely MAD with Star Wars fever...then she moved on to anime, and I was obsessed with Sailor Moon for a good five years. That's really sad, because I grew out of Sailor Moon when I was eleven I think.

>.< So many hours of ridicule from my peers for that...now my friend Brady uses my knowledge of anime to tell him anime pr0n titles. X_X

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-11 02:53 am (UTC)

Everyone's different some way.

For me, I watched a lot of sports and TV shows . . . there was cable, but MTV wasn't even 10 years old when I was growing up.

We watched a lot of that. Also, I remember watching Cosby, A-Team, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, especially Miami Vice . . . I lived for that show on Friday nights.

If it was socially accepted, I would wear pink, light blue, and white suits with T-shirts and no ties and no socks all over the town. Probably, I'd be laughed at.
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