Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Groucho Marx

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1977 of Groucho Marx, whose death was pretty much ignored by most folks because of the death (only 3 days earlier) of Elvis. I have embedded a couple of key movie scenes here. There used to be more, but youtube and googlevideo removed them. says,
The Marx Brothers' irreverent brand of humor has been described as surrealistic, absurdist, and anarchic. Consistently anti-authoritarian, their films mock serious institutions and professions, figures of authority, and "high art," with special abuse reserved for anyone deemed pompous, rich, or respectable.

I've blogged the following of his films:

Animal Crackers (1930)
The Cocoanuts (1929) and Monkey Business (1931)
Horse Feathers (1932)
Duck Soup (1933)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
A Day at the Races (1937)
At the Circus (1939)

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