In conversation with Turner Classic Movies creative exec, Tom Brown, prior to the TCM Fest screening of his great comedy classic, Young Frankenstein (1974), director Mel Brooks dug deep into his memory bank. "They were playing Frankenstein at the Commodore Theater in Williamsburg [Brooklyn]. My mother took me... You know, the big guy who scared the shit out of us?"
The same year "Blazing Saddles" was released, Mel Brooks went two-for-two with this sidesplitting spoof of classic horror movies, co-written with leading man Gene Wilder.
TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will present the AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks, a star-studded special celebrating the comedy legend.
Comedy icon Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr gathered to share tales of how 1974 comedy classic "Young Frankenstein" came to life.
Shirley Temple month on Turner Classic Movies (TCM, Mondays in July). Shirley Temple, that compact package of exuberant goodness, talent and dimpled indomitability, who brought light and love into the Great Depression, dominates Mon...