We had the extreme pleasure tonight of watching Mel Brooks' classic Young Frankenstein on the big screen at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. Easily one of the top five comedies of all time, it was nice to see it not only with a crowd of like-minded fans, but with co-creator and star Gene Wilder in attendance. He spoke briefly before the screening, and participated in a Q&A afterwards, and it was clear that of all his films, there's none he's prouder of.
It was getting late, so we didn't stick around to get Gene's latest book autographed, although seeing the film again was a reminder of what a brilliant writer he is. I think we may just have to give his two novels a chance.