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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: 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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