Last week, Young Frankenstein was rereleased for one night only in theaters with a live introduction by Mel Brooks from the Fox lot, where the 1974 timeless, horror-movie spoof was shot. If that's not enough "Fronkensteen" for you, tonight Brooks signs Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film. Co-written by Rebecca Keegan, and with a foreword by Judd Apatow, the book delves into the evolution of what Brooks calls his proudest movie, dating back to the influence James Whale's original 1931 Frankenstein had on him as a child in Brooklyn, and includes interviews with cast and crew, as well as on-set photographs. The director also recounts first meeting co-executive producer and late, great actor Gene Wilder, and how the two conceived the parody while on the set of another Brooks classic, Blazing Saddles.
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