Young Frankenstein [raymix]

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1974
Original Running Time:
105 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
95 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
This is the final film in a project that aims to bring tighter editing, improved pacing & stronger continuity to a series of 4 Frankenstein films.
Intention:
My intention was to make this film fit in more closely with the Universal Frankenstein films.
The original version is a loving parody of those films, but uses names from the novel for legal reasons.
Other Sources:
SOURCES USED:
Video-
-Young Frankenstein (20th Century Fox bluray, 2008)
-Son of Frankenstein (Universal bluray, 2017)
Audio-
-Frankenstein (Universal bluray, 2017)
-Sound Effects (youtube.com)
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:

Trailer



Editing Details:
I wanted the film to move along at a quicker pace without anything seeming to be changed.
Cuts and Additions:
PRODUCTION CREDITS-
-added the fanedit.org logo.
-added my fanedit production logo.
TITLE CARD-
-new edit of the opening suite.
-new "A Mel Brooks Film" credit.
-used text-less footage of the castle background.
-added a slow pan toward the castle.
-new title card.
-removed the opening credits.
-cross-fade from the castle to the window.
RETRIEVING THE WILL-
-slight slo-mo on the shot panning towards the window.
-longer cross-fade from the window to the clock.
CLASS QUESTIONS-
-cut the elementary explanation of the brain.
-cut "before we proceed" from "Any questions before we proceed?"
-extended the shot after the pronunciation is corrected to "Fronk-en-steen."
-cut grandpa being called "Victor." (here, he's Henry from FRANKENSTEIN.)
-cut the elementary lecture on the nervous system.
-cut the demonstration of the nervous system.
-cut the students cheering after Frederick dismisses class.
-shuffled some shots of students getting up to leave.
RECEIVING THE WILL-
-cut "great" from Gerhardt's "your great grandfather."
-cut "Bofort" from Gerhardt's "Baron Bofort Von Frankenstein."
-Gerhardt's "Baron Von Frankenstein" is heard over a shot of Frederick.
THE TRAIN TO TRANSYLVANIA-
-cut the bit with the shoe shine boy.
AT THE HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN-
-re-created the horizontal wipe from the staircase to the painting.
-replaced the painting with the one of Henry from SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
-cut Frau Blucher calling Henry "Victor."
-cut Frau Blucher kissing the painting of Henry.
-shorter beat between Frederick's "I see" & "Well..."
-cut Frau Blucher calling Henry "Victor."
-cut Frau Blucher saying "Goodnight" a 2nd time.
-added Frederick's "Frau Blucher" from his 3rd "Goodnight" to his 2nd.
-the horses whinny is heard over a different shot.
-the sound of the door closing is heard over a different shot.
DREAMING OF DESTINY-
-replaced the painting with the one of Henry from SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
-cut Frederick repeating "Ok, I'll say it."
MYSTERIOUS MUSIC-
-cut Frederick sticking his tongue out while he thinks.
-cut Frederick saying "Hand me that robe, will you dear?"
SECRET PASSAGEWAYS-
-shortened a shot of Frederick & Inga stopping to observe a decomposing head.
DISCOVERING THE OLD LAB-
-added dialog from the original FRANKENSTEIN as the group look over the lab.
--added reverb & effects to make the dialog seem distant & otherworldly.
-added the Main Theme as Frederick realizes he's in the private library.
-added a pan across the table to the How I Did It book.
-cropped the shot of the book to remove "Victor" Frankenstein as the author.
-extended the shot of the book.
-rearranged some shots of the lightning for clarity.
-extended the sound of thunder after the fade-out.
-longer transition into the next scene.
READING & REALIZING-
-cut Frederick's heavy breathing before we hear him reading.
-slower fade-in to begin the scene.
-replaced the painting with the one of Henry from SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
-added lightning flashes to the painting shot.
-shot pushes in toward the painting.
-longer transition into the next scene.
AT BREAKFAST-
-cut Igor revealing the picture he's drawn of the Monster.
-cross-fade into the next scene.
AT THE CEMETERY-
-cut the hanged man.
-cross-fade to the body being buried.
TRANSPORTING THE BODY-
-longer transition into the next scene.
IN THE LAB-
-cut Frederick repeating "Do you understand" before Igor appears at his side.
-smoothed a skip in the audio after Frederick calls up to Igor.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING-
-cut the councilman saying "...from 5 times before."
-moved a shot of the citizens to earlier.
INTERROGATING IGOR ABOUT THE BRAIN-
-Frederick's "Now, about that brain" is heard over a shot of Inga.
-shortened a shot of Frederick & Igor.
-extended a shot of Inga as Frederick asks if the brain was Hans Delbrook's.
DARTS WITH INSPECTOR KEMP-
-cut Frederick running to look out the window after Kemp leaves.
FRAU BLUECHER FINDS THE MONSTER-
-cut Frau Blucher calling Henry "Victor."
-added a shot of the monster, reversed from later.
-cut Frau Blucher saying the music is "in the blood of all Frankensteins."
-cut Frau Blucher saying that Henry played the music when making his creation.
-cut Frederick calling Henry "Victor."
-tighter cut between Frau Blucher says "My boyfriend" & the machinery sparking.
-cut Frau Blucher yelling "You'll never catch him! He's free!"
THE MONSTER & THE LITTLE GIRL-
-longer fade-in.
-cut before the Monster looks away after breaking the 4th wall.
-extended the Monster looking into the camera.
-added a sound effect as the girl goes through the air.
THE MONSTER & THE BLIND HERMIT-
-cut the hermit saying "Your hand is frozen, my child."
CONFRONTING THE MONSTER-
-cut Frederick's fake laugh as he pleads to be let out of the room.
-cut Frederick's cry for "Mommy!"
-swapped shots of Inga trying to open the door & the Monster growling.
-longer transition into the next scene.
POST-PERFORMANCE BLUES-
-cut Frederick blaming the "bad brain" for the Monster's tantrum.
-the sound of the table lowering begins sooner.
-cut a shot of Frau Blucher watching the table descend.
ELIZABETH & THE MONSTER-
-cut some of Elizabeth combing her hair & singing.
-added an iris wipe while the Monster carries Elizabeth through the woods.
-cut a shot of the searching villagers.
-cut Elizabeth protesting the Monster's advances.
-lowered the volume of Elizabeth's singing.
-cut the 2nd line of the "Mystery of Life" song.
-cut a shot of the searching villagers.
BRINGING THE MONSTER HOME-
-cut Frederick's "Yes" after Igor says "You realize your risking both your lives?"
-re-created the vertical wipe into the next scene.
THE OPERATION-
-re-timed the sound when Igor smacks the machine to match.
THE VILLAGERS BREAK IN-
-cut Inspector Kemp saying "Yeah, I can see that you are the Monster."
-cut the Monster saying "he gave me a calmer brain."
--re-edited the dialog to say "He gave me a calmer way of expressing myself."
-added music to the end of the Monster's speech.
WEDDING NIGHTS-
-added a wipe from Frederick rubbing his head to the Monster reading in bed.
-cut before Fredrick looks away as we zoom in on his eyes.
-re-timed the shot of Igor playing the horn so his movements match the music.
-longer cross-fade from Igor to the final shot of the castle.
END CREDITS-
-added the title card before the credits.
-cut the The End card.
POST-CREDITS-
-added a cue from the Main Theme.
-added two shots of the painting of Frederick, normal & smiling.
-re-framed the shots so they line-up.
-cross-fade between the shots so the smile appears in the lightning.
-added my production logo to the end.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1974
Original Running Time:
105 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
95 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
This is the final film in a project that aims to bring tighter editing, improved pacing & stronger continuity to a series of 4 Frankenstein films.
Intention:
My intention was to make this film fit in more closely with the Universal Frankenstein films.
The original version is a loving parody of those films, but uses names from the novel for legal reasons.
Other Sources:
SOURCES USED:
Video-
-Young Frankenstein (20th Century Fox bluray, 2008)
-Son of Frankenstein (Universal bluray, 2017)
Audio-
-Frankenstein (Universal bluray, 2017)
-Sound Effects (youtube.com)
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features:

Trailer



Editing Details:
I wanted the film to move along at a quicker pace without anything seeming to be changed.
Cuts and Additions:
PRODUCTION CREDITS-
-added the fanedit.org logo.
-added my fanedit production logo.
TITLE CARD-
-new edit of the opening suite.
-new "A Mel Brooks Film" credit.
-used text-less footage of the castle background.
-added a slow pan toward the castle.
-new title card.
-removed the opening credits.
-cross-fade from the castle to the window.
RETRIEVING THE WILL-
-slight slo-mo on the shot panning towards the window.
-longer cross-fade from the window to the clock.
CLASS QUESTIONS-
-cut the elementary explanation of the brain.
-cut "before we proceed" from "Any questions before we proceed?"
-extended the shot after the pronunciation is corrected to "Fronk-en-steen."
-cut grandpa being called "Victor." (here, he's Henry from FRANKENSTEIN.)
-cut the elementary lecture on the nervous system.
-cut the demonstration of the nervous system.
-cut the students cheering after Frederick dismisses class.
-shuffled some shots of students getting up to leave.
RECEIVING THE WILL-
-cut "great" from Gerhardt's "your great grandfather."
-cut "Bofort" from Gerhardt's "Baron Bofort Von Frankenstein."
-Gerhardt's "Baron Von Frankenstein" is heard over a shot of Frederick.
THE TRAIN TO TRANSYLVANIA-
-cut the bit with the shoe shine boy.
AT THE HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN-
-re-created the horizontal wipe from the staircase to the painting.
-replaced the painting with the one of Henry from SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
-cut Frau Blucher calling Henry "Victor."
-cut Frau Blucher kissing the painting of Henry.
-shorter beat between Frederick's "I see" & "Well..."
-cut Frau Blucher calling Henry "Victor."
-cut Frau Blucher saying "Goodnight" a 2nd time.
-added Frederick's "Frau Blucher" from his 3rd "Goodnight" to his 2nd.
-the horses whinny is heard over a different shot.
-the sound of the door closing is heard over a different shot.
DREAMING OF DESTINY-
-replaced the painting with the one of Henry from SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
-cut Frederick repeating "Ok, I'll say it."
MYSTERIOUS MUSIC-
-cut Frederick sticking his tongue out while he thinks.
-cut Frederick saying "Hand me that robe, will you dear?"
SECRET PASSAGEWAYS-
-shortened a shot of Frederick & Inga stopping to observe a decomposing head.
DISCOVERING THE OLD LAB-
-added dialog from the original FRANKENSTEIN as the group look over the lab.
--added reverb & effects to make the dialog seem distant & otherworldly.
-added the Main Theme as Frederick realizes he's in the private library.
-added a pan across the table to the How I Did It book.
-cropped the shot of the book to remove "Victor" Frankenstein as the author.
-extended the shot of the book.
-rearranged some shots of the lightning for clarity.
-extended the sound of thunder after the fade-out.
-longer transition into the next scene.
READING & REALIZING-
-cut Frederick's heavy breathing before we hear him reading.
-slower fade-in to begin the scene.
-replaced the painting with the one of Henry from SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
-added lightning flashes to the painting shot.
-shot pushes in toward the painting.
-longer transition into the next scene.
AT BREAKFAST-
-cut Igor revealing the picture he's drawn of the Monster.
-cross-fade into the next scene.
AT THE CEMETERY-
-cut the hanged man.
-cross-fade to the body being buried.
TRANSPORTING THE BODY-
-longer transition into the next scene.
IN THE LAB-
-cut Frederick repeating "Do you understand" before Igor appears at his side.
-smoothed a skip in the audio after Frederick calls up to Igor.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING-
-cut the councilman saying "...from 5 times before."
-moved a shot of the citizens to earlier.
INTERROGATING IGOR ABOUT THE BRAIN-
-Frederick's "Now, about that brain" is heard over a shot of Inga.
-shortened a shot of Frederick & Igor.
-extended a shot of Inga as Frederick asks if the brain was Hans Delbrook's.
DARTS WITH INSPECTOR KEMP-
-cut Frederick running to look out the window after Kemp leaves.
FRAU BLUECHER FINDS THE MONSTER-
-cut Frau Blucher calling Henry "Victor."
-added a shot of the monster, reversed from later.
-cut Frau Blucher saying the music is "in the blood of all Frankensteins."
-cut Frau Blucher saying that Henry played the music when making his creation.
-cut Frederick calling Henry "Victor."
-tighter cut between Frau Blucher says "My boyfriend" & the machinery sparking.
-cut Frau Blucher yelling "You'll never catch him! He's free!"
THE MONSTER & THE LITTLE GIRL-
-longer fade-in.
-cut before the Monster looks away after breaking the 4th wall.
-extended the Monster looking into the camera.
-added a sound effect as the girl goes through the air.
THE MONSTER & THE BLIND HERMIT-
-cut the hermit saying "Your hand is frozen, my child."
CONFRONTING THE MONSTER-
-cut Frederick's fake laugh as he pleads to be let out of the room.
-cut Frederick's cry for "Mommy!"
-swapped shots of Inga trying to open the door & the Monster growling.
-longer transition into the next scene.
POST-PERFORMANCE BLUES-
-cut Frederick blaming the "bad brain" for the Monster's tantrum.
-the sound of the table lowering begins sooner.
-cut a shot of Frau Blucher watching the table descend.
ELIZABETH & THE MONSTER-
-cut some of Elizabeth combing her hair & singing.
-added an iris wipe while the Monster carries Elizabeth through the woods.
-cut a shot of the searching villagers.
-cut Elizabeth protesting the Monster's advances.
-lowered the volume of Elizabeth's singing.
-cut the 2nd line of the "Mystery of Life" song.
-cut a shot of the searching villagers.
BRINGING THE MONSTER HOME-
-cut Frederick's "Yes" after Igor says "You realize your risking both your lives?"
-re-created the vertical wipe into the next scene.
THE OPERATION-
-re-timed the sound when Igor smacks the machine to match.
THE VILLAGERS BREAK IN-
-cut Inspector Kemp saying "Yeah, I can see that you are the Monster."
-cut the Monster saying "he gave me a calmer brain."
--re-edited the dialog to say "He gave me a calmer way of expressing myself."
-added music to the end of the Monster's speech.
WEDDING NIGHTS-
-added a wipe from Frederick rubbing his head to the Monster reading in bed.
-cut before Fredrick looks away as we zoom in on his eyes.
-re-timed the shot of Igor playing the horn so his movements match the music.
-longer cross-fade from Igor to the final shot of the castle.
END CREDITS-
-added the title card before the credits.
-cut the The End card.
POST-CREDITS-
-added a cue from the Main Theme.
-added two shots of the painting of Frederick, normal & smiling.
-re-framed the shots so they line-up.
-cross-fade between the shots so the smile appears in the lightning.
-added my production logo to the end.

Trusted Reviewer review

1 review
(Updated: May 11, 2024)
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
It’s been many years since I’ve seen Young Frankenstein, and I wanted to go into this edit blind, so I can’t be certain of many changes. Nor can I really comment on any subjective tweaks to comic timing and gags. I honestly couldn’t remember a thing about the original, but having recently rewatched the original Frankenstein films, it was fun to be freshly aware of just how much Brooks pays homage to. Ray’s choice to tweak things like the name, generation, and the painting in the house are also a lovely touch and a fun way to more concretely establish this spoof as a successive entry. It was recommended that I watch Son of Frankenstein prior, and I'm glad I did, as there are some great references to that material.

The humour doesn’t always land for me, but by and large I had a good time with this version, and edits passed by seamlessly, with only a few exceptions (largely visual). The following stood out to me in terms of visual editing:

- 16:49 - scene fades out, then the next shot appears quite abruptly rather than a slow fade in other scenes.
- 27:42 - scene ends abruptly and fade transition comes across as unnatural
- 1:08:44 - framerate drops at the end of shot
- 1:25:05 - framerate drops

In terms of audio editing the only thing I noticed was right after the credits, where there is a pretty noticeable clash with a crossfade between scores. This occurs at 1:35:14. But skimming through the cutlist, I can see plenty of sneaky edits that got by me. The “calmer way of expressing myself” line tweak is a nice touch.

Thanks for all the care you put into your edits, Ray! Keep doing what you're doing :)

EDIT: visual editing bumped up, as it turns out most of the errors I spotted are source inherent.

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9.5(2)
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9.5(2)
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9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Another superb edit! Tighter structure and moves along at a better clip! Great job!!!

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I think I last watched this movie about 2 years ago as of typing this review, and it was a true pleasure to watch this edit.

From a technical standpoint, I do not have the skills to recognize the visual and audio issues like the prior reviewer. I can only watch and understand edits from a more casual vantage point. If the visual and audio issues are not relatively glaring, then I will not notice them. On that note, I could not notice any visual and audio changes that appeared as though these were edited. In fact, I commend the editor for the visual changes along with a bit of new audio. If I did not read through the changelog, I honestly would think everything was part of the original movie.

The only real difference I had with the editor were a few trims to some of the humor. I personally would have been okay with a bit more according to my own preferences, but this only was a minor issue related to the enjoyment factor.

My primary issue with the theatrical version of the movie had to do with pacing - particularly the final act where I thought things dragged and became a bit boring. The editor successfully resolved this issue. I was engaged and entertained throughout my entire viewing. The narrative is effectively flawless now.

I probably should have watched the other Frankenstein movies to understand the other narrative changes, but I started here due to my own familiarity with the material.

I want to thank the editor for sharing the edit with me. I would recommend this to those who enjoy science fiction coupled with corny and some salacious comedy sprinkled in.

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