Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Young Frankenstein’ by Mel Brooks

Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks BookWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is a nonfiction book about the making of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein: Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film by Mel Brooks.

Told in Brooks’ own words, we cannot wait to get our hands on this sure to be hilarious tome, full of photos and interviews from the legendary actors, producers, writers and directors.

Young Frankenstein (a Mel Brooks book) will hit shelves just in time for Halloween, on October 18, 2016. You can read a brief excerpt over on Entertainment Weekly.

Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema-and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This picture-driven book, written by one of the greatest comedy geniuses of all time, takes readers inside the classic film’s marvelous creation story via never-before-seen black and white and color photography from the set and contemporary interviews with the cast and crew, most notably, legendary writer-director Mel Brooks.

With access to more than 225 behind-the-scenes photos and production stills, and with captions written by Brooks, this book will also rely on interviews with gifted director of photography Gerald Hirschfeld, Academy Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman and veteran producer Michael Gruskoff.

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