Study Guide

Young Frankenstein Violins


A musical motif runs through the film; it could be called "The Monster's Theme." It's what the original Dr. Frankenstein, Fred's Grandpa Victor, used to play for his creations. Frau Blucher learned it and continues to play it to keep Victor's memory alive. The music soothes Frederick's monster, too. The music seems to represent a bunch of things—mystery, the past, Frederick's destiny, and the monster's appreciation of beauty. On the other hand, in a Mel Brooks movie, it's probably just a send-up of the idea of dramatic music.

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