Get your copy of the new Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray today!
Mel cemented his legendary mark on Hollywood today 9/8/14 with his very own foot and hand prints outside the landmark Chinese Theatre on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Joan Rivers never played it safe. She was the bravest of them all. Still at the top at the end. She will be sorely missed.
— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) September 4, 2014
presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
With special guests Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and producer Michael Gruskoff – Hosted by Leonard Maltin
Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater – 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
$5 general admission - $3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.
A standby line will form at 6:30 pm on the evening of the event. Tickets typically become available shortly before the start of the event and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no guarantee of tickets being made available to those in the standby line.
The movie parody has been a staple of Hollywood comedies in the last few decades, but few have combined razor-sharp wit with genuine affection as effectively as Mel Brooks’s 1974 homage to the Golden Age of monster movies. Following directly on the heels of his blockbuster Western spoof Blazing Saddles, Brooks teamed with its star, Gene Wilder, on a screenplay that would earn them an Oscar nomination. Wilder stars as the arrogant Frankenstein heir who travels to the ancestral castle, only to find himself reviving his grandfather’s work – and a brand-new creature.
The irreplaceable comic cast includes Peter Boyle as the zipper-necked monster, Madeline Kahn as the uptight fiancée (“No tongues!”), Marty Feldman as the wisecracking “Eye-gore,” Cloris Leachman as the intimidating Frau Blücher, Teri Garr as the lascivious Inga, Kenneth Mars as one-armed Inspector Kemp, and none other than Gene Hackman as the blind hermit. Gerald Hirschfeld’s black-and-white cinematography, Dale Hennesy’s production design (which included Kenneth Strickfaden’s electrical equipment from the original ’30s Frankenstein films) and John Morris’s emotional score help make Young Frankenstein one of the most technically accomplished spoofs ever filmed. Mel Brooks himself will join us to celebrate this classic’s 40th anniversary.
1974, 107 minutes, black and white, DCP | Directed by Mel Brooks; written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; with Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars.