Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
Mel Brooks. The name itself can bring laughter and memories of many hit films. He found his niche in humor and ran with it without looking back. Throughout the years, he has had many hits-- "History of the World Part 1", "Blazing Saddles", "Spaceballs", "Silent Movie" and the list goes on. The one we want to focus on today is the 1974 classic "Young Frankenstein".
If by chance you never saw this wonderful piece of cinematic history, you only have to know one thing about it. It was written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. That should tell you the pure comedic genius of it before seeing a single frame. How could this not be great with those minds behind it? The acting line up is first class too. Besides Gene Wilder, we have Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn and Peter Boyle. The star power is through the roof!
The story is about Professor Frankestein trying to put his family's mad scientist past behind him, even though he constantly asked about it. After inheriting the family estate in Transylvania, he travels to inspect the property and that's where the fun begins. So many classic lines in this. I have a hundred moments going through my head even as I write this. I feel a Mel Brooks marathon coming on.
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AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Mel Brooks" Prize Pack featuring Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein on DVD sent in by Jennifer Rhodes!
For your chance to win- FILL OUT THE FORM and tell us:
Which is your favorite Mel Brooks Movie - or if you haven't seen any which one would you start with?
Comments about the article are encouraged - but for now only qualifying entries on the form will go in the hat! What your answer is will not influence whether you go into the hat - Only that you answer the question!
Winner will be announced during the Live show on December 5th (and then posted here on the blog as well on December 6th if the winner isn't at the live.) Full Rules Below!
Good luck everyone!