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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
2004-04-09 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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