It was around that time that Wilder began toying around with an idea for an original story involving the grandson of Victor Frankenstein inheriting his grandfather's mansion and his research. Wilder had played around with screenwriting earlier in his career, writing a few unmade screenplays that were, by his own admission, not very good the story idea of one of those early screenplays would form the basis of his novel My French Whore. While writing his story, he was approached by his agent and future film mogul Mike Medavoy who suggested he make a film with Medavoy's two new clients, actor Peter Boyle and comedian Marty Feldman. Wilder mentioned his Frankenstein idea, and within a few days, sent Medavoy four pages of his idea the entire Transylvania train station scene, which he had started writing after seeing Feldman on Dean Martin's Comedy World.
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The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks. Frederick Frankenstein Gene Wilder is a physician lecturer at an American medical school and engaged to the tightly wound socialite Elizabeth Madeline Kahn.
He becomes exasperated when anyone brings up the subject of his grandfather, the infamous mad scientist. To disassociate himself from his forebear, Frederick insists that his surname is pronounced "Fronkensteen. At the Transylvania train station, he is met by a hunchbacked, bulging-eyed servant named Igor Marty Feldman and a lovely young personal assistant named Inga Teri Garr.
He and Igor steal the corpse of a recently executed criminal, and Frederick sets to work experimenting on the large corpse.
Taking a second brain, Igor returns with a brain labeled "Abnormal Brain! Do Not Use", which Frederick unknowingly transplants into the corpse.
Soon, Frederick is ready to re-animate his creature Peter Boylewho is elevated on a platform to the roof of the laboratory during a lightning storm. Eventually, electrical charges bring the creature to life.
The creature makes its first halting steps; but, frightened by Igor lighting a match, he attacks Frederick and must be sedated. Most concerned is Inspector Kemp Kenneth Marsa one-eyed police official whose German accent is so thick even his own countrymen cannot understand him.
Kemp visits the doctor and subsequently demands assurance that he will not create another monster. While roaming the countryside, the Monster has frustrating encounters with a young girl and a blind hermit Gene Hackman.
The routine ends disastrously when a stage light explodes and frightens the monster, who becomes enraged and charges into the audience, where he is captured and chained by police.
The monster escapes with Elizabeth when she arrives unexpectedly for a visit. The townspeople hunt for the monster. Desperate to get the creature back, Frederick plays the violin to lure his creation back to the castle.
Just as the Kemp-led mob storms the laboratory, Frankenstein transfers some of his stabilizing intellect to the creature who, as a result, is able to reason with and placate the mob.Mel Brooks' satire of the horror classics, "Young Frankenstein" (), featured Peter Boyle as the creature, whose gifts would include tap dancing to Irving Berlin tunes.
Young Frankenstein () is one of writer-producer-director Mel Brooks' best films - a nostalgic, hilarious spoof-tribute to classic horror films (with its authentic black and white cinematography and production design/set decoration), and in particular, of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's classic.
May. Parody of Frankenstein Young Frankenstein is a movie, directed by Mel Brooks, a well known director that focuses mainly on comical movies. In this film, the plot of the original book is changed and the protagonist becomes Fredrick Frankenstein played by Gene Wilder, Victor Frankenstein’s grandson.
Young Frankenstein is a American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Music by: John Morris. In fact, Young Frankenstein was shot in the same castle using the same lab equipment and props used in the original.
Kenneth Strickfaden, the set designer who created the original equipment in James Whale's classic, gave Brooks the rights to use it for this spoof. In fact, Young Frankenstein was shot in the same castle using the same lab equipment and props used in the original.
Kenneth Strickfaden, the set designer who created the original equipment in James Whale's classic, gave Brooks the rights to use it .