Did anyone watch "Young Frankenstein" and "Frankenstein by Mary Shelly" movies?? cuz i'm so confused about their story is it the same or not?   It's mentioned that the screen story and the screen play of "Young Frankenstein" by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks (Based on characters in the novel "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly). I just wanna know whether they have the same story or just they have the same name of characters??

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It seems to me that if you are looking for a film of the Shelley novel, stay away from the Mel Brooks creation until you are fairly familiar with the text or the story.  I think that watching the 1994 version with Kenneth Branagh and Robert De Niro might be a good start.  Naturally, reading the text in conjunction with the film could help you develop a better understanding of both and be able to make serious points as to where the film succeeds and falls short or where the novel surpasses.  After this, I would suggest watching the Mel Brooks version.  I think that his sardonic style and humor can be fully appreciated when understanding his targets.  Certainly, some of the jokes can be grasped without full understanding, but a more meaningful humor experience would be present if one were able identify where his jokes are and the text would be a good set up for this.

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