Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Remembering Gene Wilder

Built from interviews, clips, and the audio from Gene Wilder's 2005 autobiography, Remembering Gene Wilder takes a look back at the life and career of the actor best known for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory along with his collaborations with Mel Brooks in Young Frankenstein, The Producers, and Blazing Saddles, and his roles with Richard Pryor in Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, and See No Evil, Hear No Evil.

There's an amazing amount of footage and stories to be told by friends and family ending, sadly, with his battle with Alzheimer's and eventual death. While it doesn't get into much of his early life, covered in the autobiography (which is worth a read if you cand find it), the documentary by director Ron Frank is a celebration of Wilder not only as a fearless comedian and actor but a warm and loving man who is still missed today by friends, family, and fans. It might not be the best documentary you see in 2024 but it will be one of the most entertaining and heartfelt.

Watch the trailer
  • Title: Remembering Gene Wilder
  • IMDb: link

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