Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Earlier this month we posted our reflections on an interview with Gene Wilder by Robert Osborne onstage at the 92nd Street Y. We summarized the conversation in a few paragraphs and included a clip from The Frisco Kid.
Now the 92nd Street Y has made an excerpt from the video available and we're delighted to bring it to you. It runs for 28 minutes and includes Wilder's reflections on making movies and answering questions from the audience.
In the interview Wilder reminisces about his experiences in filming Willy Wonka, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. Below the half-hour interview video, we're sharing a few clips from his performances in these movies.
(Please be warned that when talking about the excessive swearing that he doesn't like in the movies, he uses an expletive for illustration purposes. We said we'd warn you before posting anything that might offend readers who object to language that the mainstream media find unfit to print. So if you don't want to hear the word, don't watch the video.)
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)
Willy Wonka's Grand Entrance
Wilder as the Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles
Puttin' on the Ritz from Young Frankenstein