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“Young Frankenstein” is OLT’s Next Free Film Feature

Just in time for your Halloween celebrations, Ouachita Little Theatre selected the comedy/horror classic film by Mel Brooks, Young Frankenstein, to be the October feature at Wednesday Night at the Lyric.  This film made in 1974 is a parody of the classic horror film genre, mainly adapted from Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein.  Her novel was made into a series of horror films in the 1930’s by Universal Studios.  Director Mel Brooks, along with lead actor Gene Wilder, wrote a screenplay based on the original Shelley story combined with the well-known features of the original horror films.  The homage of Young Frankenstein to its predecessors is demonstrated by use of the original lab equipment used in the 1931 Frankenstein film.  Brooks also fought 20th Century Fox to film the movie in black and white rather than color, which further enhances the likeness to the horror film collections of earlier days.  Young Frankenstein is an award-winning film, having won two academy awards, including one for Brooks and Wilder for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay.  Two of its leading actresses, Cloris Leachman and Madeline Kahn, won Golden Globes for their performances.  Young Frankenstein is rated #13 on America Film Institute’s list of 100 Funniest American Movies, and selected for preservation for the Library of Congress National Film Registry. The OLT Board invites the community to see this movie on October 11 at 6:30 pm at the theater.  Admission is free, as always, but donations appreciated.  The concession stand will be open for $1 items, including fresh hot popcorn.  Parents of young children are advised this is a PG rated movie.

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