I've written before that I'm not a movie person. Well, tonight I found Gene Wilder in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. I've seen bits of it many times, but I've never sat through the whole movie from start to finish. Tonight I did.
I really enjoyed it. Mel Brooks is such a funny man. I remember one time he appeared as Uncle Phil with Paul Reiser on Mad About You. It was histerical and I understand most of it was ad libbed. He started as a writer on the old Sid Ceasar show, Your Show of Shows which I used to watch on my neighbor's TV because my family had not yet gotten a TV. TV is considered such a staple now, it's hard to imagine any one never having a TV.
I enjoyed the song and dance with Peter Boyle as the monster and Gene Wilder. Their version of Puttin' on the Ritz had me laughing out loud. I also enjoyed their little game of charades while the monster is choking Dr. Frankenstein. The scenes with Gene Hackman as the blind man and the monster were great, even if they were politically incorrect.
Maybe I should just set aside two hours one day a week and sit down and watch a movie. There must be so many out there just waiting to be seen.