Post by angilasman on Dec 18, 2010 19:31:53 GMT -5
As a matter of fact that's what brought on my watching of the films: I'm going to watch Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and Duck Soup in the marathon so I'm watching all the other films beforehand.
Post by angilasman on Dec 21, 2010 10:58:47 GMT -5
A Night at the Opera
The big one. The most famous. Their comeback film that solidified their place in history.
Of course, I think A Day at the Races is a bit funnier. Oh, don't get me wrong: this film is much tighter and is technically the better film - but to me it doesn't generate as many belly-laughs. I think my favorite moment is before the finale when the brothers (and Allan Jones) show up at Gotlieb's office, basically giving him an ultimatum before they unleash Bugs Bunny style revenge on his ass.
Post by mrcleveland on Dec 27, 2010 10:19:03 GMT -5
I think "Duck Soup" would have to be my favorite Marx Brothers Film! The next one would be "A Night at the Opera"
Speaking of what...I was bored and I asked "There's two Queen Albums named after Marx Brothers Films (A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races) and someone put "The Wizard of OZ" with "Dark Side of the Moon"...so why not mash the two albums/movies together"?
Well...I did have vids for them...but since YT was being stupid, I killed my account and I can't find a place to upload the vid right now, so to avoid complications of rights, I blogged on Queen sites where I found out how to use Queen's songs with the Marx Brothers movies....
Yeah, I actually don't find Day at the Races as memorable as the others. A few good individual bits here and there, but overall it doesn't make me laugh all that much. (Hard to get past the blackface musical sequence, too.)
Also, not sure if you've ever seen this, but it's amusing. Agree with most of it, except for--again--their evaluation of Night of the Opera vs. Day at the Races: www.avclub.com/articles/the-marx-brothers,42903/
I also concur with their take on Night at Casablanca. Far from their best work, but certainly passable. Definitely the best "post-Races" flick they did.
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