Film: Gene Wilder, RIP

Published On August 30, 2016 | By Joe Gordon | Film TV & Theatre, News

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(Gene in Young Frankenstein, art by S Sava)

Damn you, 2016, another much beloved entertainer gone. Gene Wilder – that face, that absolutely pitch perfect sense of comedic timing. Stir Crazy, The Producers, Willy Wonka and, for my money, two of the funniest films of all time, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.

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(Blazing Saddles art by Rob D4E)

Nowhere special… I always wanted go there...”

RIP, Gene, you made so many of us laugh for so many years. You leave us, but the films, the smiles and the laughter remain and someone, somewhere will just be discovering those movies for the first time.

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(Peter Boyle’s creature and Gene Wilder’s Doctor Frankenstein – “that’s fhronkkensteen” – in Young Frankenstein, art by TDH 1992 on Deviant Art)

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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