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Remembering Gene Wilder

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“A magnetic blur,” Pauline Kael called him. “His whole appearance is so fuzzy and weak he’s like mist on the lens.” He had sad, gentle eyes, curly hair, a soft, almost effeminate manner, but for the best part of the 1970s Gene Wilder was operating on the cutting edge of comedy and producing hit after hit after hit: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak… Above all there were fruitful, long-running collaborations with writer-director Mel Brooks (The Producers) and with regular costars like Marty Feldman, Carol Kane, Madeline Kahn and Richard Pryor. This affectionate tribute is an irresistible reminder of a wonderful talent.

An upbeat tribute to a singular movie star, and a worthy reminder of how much he’s missed.

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Time

A beautiful, affectionate, albeit brief, biography of an actor who was adored by all.

Bradley Gibson, Film Threat


Ron Frank


Alan Alda, Mel Brooks, Nancy Neufeld Callaway, Harry Connick, Jr., Burton Gilliam, Michael Gruskoff

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92 min

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Glenn Kirschbaum


Kevin O’Brien, Wes Dorman

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