Gene Wilder and the Making of “Silver Streak”
Recorded on August 29th, 2016
A lot of people like me love and miss Gene Wilder. He keeps getting recognized for The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and Willy Wonka, which are all great, but don’t forget Silver Streak. In his role as George, Wilder balanced sweetness, comedic genius, intellect, and cool. After seeing this “making of” video, of course it makes sense that he wanted to be Cary Grant in North By Northwest. Even more than Cary Grant, though, Gene Wilder made us “normal” people relate to him.
This weekend, we’re watching Silver Streak in HD. It’s on Amazon and iTunes now, so you can buy a permanent copy to keep in the cloud forever.