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Debra Levine: TCM Fest: 'Frankenstein's Gonna Bite Me and Kill Me," Said Five-year-old Mel Brooks

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?"
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