The Marx Brothers Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made

The Marx Brothers - Hail, Hail, Euphoria!:
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  • 145 Pages
  • Hardcover
  • Illustrated With B&W Photos
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Publisher: It Books



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Nearly eighty years after its release, the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup remains one of the most influential pieces of political satire in history. In Hail, Hail, Euphoria! bestselling author Roy Blount Jr. tells the history and making of Duck Soup, examining the comedic genius of the Marx Brothers at their finest hour. Seventy-seven years ago a slim, agile, quick-witted, self-assured young man was summoned to save a nation from financial ruin. As the nation's new president, he brought together a team of rivals, a band of brothers. Those brothers were Pinky, Chicolini, and Lt. Bob Roland. Their leader's name? None other than Rufus T. Firefly. The humor and idiosyncratic wit of Duck Soup is matched by the author's own clever quips in this gem of a book, offering a behind-the-scenes tale of show business and brotherhood that only a true Marx Brothers aficionado could tell.

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Bestselling author Roy Blount Jr. tells the story of theclassic Marx Brothers wartime satire Duck Soup. As always, Blount isinformed yet informal, tongue-in-cheek yet tempered, providing the perfectvoice to recount the irreverent antics of Harpo, Chico, Groucho, and Zeppo. Readers of HarpoSpeaks, The Essential Groucho,and Monkey Business and fans of Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera and the Marx Brothers' other timelesscomedies—as well as all fans of Blount's witty and insightful books like Alphabet Juice and Feet on the Street and listeners to NPR's weekly news quiz, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me—will becaptivated by the lyrical humorist's compelling, behind-the-scenes storytellingof the 1933 classic film.

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  • Sales Rank: 77,903
  • ISBN: 0061808164
  • EAN: 9780061808166
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