Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Favorite Fictional Character (9)

Favorite Fictional Character
Thanks to the creative mind of Ryan at Wordsmithonia who started this on Wednesdays.

Okay, I had plans on another FFC this week. But This character just struck me. I have not seen this movie in quite some time... Which reminds me I am going to have to go watch it, or see if it comes on for the Halloween season.

I know most of you think of Halloween as a scary time. Ghosts, goblins, witches, vampires, werewolfs, and monsters. But this movie was far from scary, if anything it is one of the funniest Halloween movies I have ever seen.

As you have guessed and can see to the right... Young Frankenstein. This film is from 1974 and directed by Mel Brooks and written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. This is a comedy done from the classic of 1931, and done in all black and white as well. There is quite a cast in this movie. Here is a link to see some scenes and the trailer of the movie - click_here.

I do have to say my favorite character out of the whole crew Young Frankenstein, played by Gene Wilder. Now, I have always loved Gene Wilder in the movies and would watch many of his movies when they would come on tv years ago.

Young Frankenstein (make sure you pronounce it properly as Frederick does - "Fronk'-en-steen") finds out he has inherited his families estate in Transylvania. Which is where his "mad scientist" grandfather did his work at.

This Young Frankenstein household servant lets the monster free who wonders around the country side creating a slight stir. Though he really is not a bad character.

And Young Frankenstein himself is a laugh to watch and listen to. I do have to say I enjoyed watching the Puttin on the Ritz routine again.

Gene Wilder has done many great movies but another one that may fall in the Halloween category that I just loved as well was Haunted Honeymoon. I loved these movies!


  1. Thanks for that review. This is a film I haven't watched for ages - now that you've mentioned it I'll have to hunt it out.

  2. Great pick this week. I haven't watched this movie in years but I think I'm going to have to some time soon.

  3. I think my favorite Wilder movie has to be Willy Wonka. I may have to check Young Frankenstein out on Netflix again soon... it's been too long since I've seen it....

  4. I've never seen that movie, but I've certainly heard of it. I'll have to see if I can watch it sometime!

  5. Petty Witter, Ryan, & David - I am so glad I could remind you all of an awesome movie. I too have to find this and watch it again. David I do love him in Willy Wonka as well, sorry I love Johnny but he can't touch Gene with that part AT ALL. I am going to have to track this movie down again myself, its been so long and they don't seem to play these movies on tv anymore.

    La Coccinelle - You should check it out. Gene is wonderful in this. It takes a great classic and blends it with some great humor. There is no scare to it, just good fun. I hope you get to check it out.

  6. I have never seen this one before it sounds funny, though! Great FFC, Mel!

    P.S. love the new picture! very pretty :)


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