Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Selected by the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch. Free for Museum Members. Special guest: Introduction by Bill Corso, Makeup Artist and Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Governor.

Selected by the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch. 
Free for Museum Members.
This loving homage to horror films from the Golden Age of Hollywood is one of Mel Brooks’s most enduringly popular movies, earning nominations for the adapted screenplay by Brooks and Gene Wilder and for its sound. When Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Wilder), the grandson of the notorious scientist, returns to the family castle he finds himself continuing his ancestor’s work and creating a new monster (the endearing Peter Boyle). William Tuttle, who received the first Academy Award given for makeup, an Honorary Award for 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964), created the witty makeup design for Boyle’s monster, and the supporting cast includes Brooks regulars Madeleine Kahn, Cloris Leachman, and Marty Feldman. 

DIRECTED BY: Mel Brooks. WRITTEN BY: Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks. WITH: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn. 1974. 106 min. USA. B&W. English. Rated PG. 4K DCP. 

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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