Young Frankenstein (1974) / r.i.p Gene Wilder

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Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Hello handsome. You’re a good looking fellow, do you know that? People laugh at you, people hate you, but why do they hate you? Because… they are jealous. Look at that boyish face. Look at that sweet smile. Do you wanna talk about physical strength? Do you want to talk about sheer muscle? Do you want to talk about the Olympian ideal? You are a God. And listen to me, you are not evil. You… are… good.

Starring: Gene Wilder as Dr. Frankenstein, Marty Feldman as Igor, Teri Garr as Inga and Cloris Leachman as Frau Blucher, dir. Mel Brooks.

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Cinematographer: Gerald Hirschfeld (Goodbye, Columbus, The Car, Fail Safe)

rest in peace Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

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Gene Wilder embodied every single role he played. For me, whenever I think of him, I will forever think of the illusive Willy fucking Wonka. From being an authoritative figure, to creepy as all hell to making you want a hug from him, virtually every aspect to his performance is phenomenal. No matter how you will remember him, all I can say is thank you for sharing your talent with us.

I can’t possibly imagine what he and Richard Pryor are coming up with at the moment, but I hope they’re laughing as brightly as they made me feel whenever I watched any of their performances.

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Gene Wilder (1933-2016), Richard Pryor (1940-2005)
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