Saturday, April 23, 2011

30 Day Film Challenge-Day 18 -My Favorite Comedy Film

This one's easy. Young Frankenstein. Written by Gene Wilder, directed by Mel Brooks, this film should be used as a textbook example of how to do comedy. If you are unfamiliar with this movie it is a gorgeous parody of the 1950s monster movies, shot in black and white, and starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Marty Feldman, and Cloris Leachman. In most of Mel Brooks' movies there are a couple of gags that just don't work, and you overlook them because the rest of the film is so wonderful. There is not a single bad moment in Young Frankenstein. I could go off on a quote fest here, but I'll resist the urge. Suffice to say that this is my all time, hands down, no contest favorite comedy film. Now you take the blonde and I'll take the one in the turban! :-D

Oh, and I almost forgot this brilliant cameo by Gene Hackman.

3 comments:

Lori said...

Well done sir, excellent choice!

flurrious said...

"It was you who left my grandfather's book out for me to find!"

"Yes!"

"So that I would ... "

"Yes!"

"Then you and Victor were ... "

"Yes! Yes! Say it! He ... was ... my ... BOYFRIEND!"

Sarah said...

Absolute favorite movie ever! I watch it every time it comes on, no matter what.