The Comic World of the Marx Brothers' Movies: "anything Further Father?"
The Comic World of the Marx Brothers' Movies: "Anything Further Father?" is the first book to consider the Marx Brothers in the context of comic theory and practice. It includes a gag analysis of three famous scenes: the stateroom scene in A Night at the Opera, the mirror scene in Duck Soup, and the "tootsie-frootsie" ice cream scene in A Day at the Races.
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Three Celebrated Scenes Gag Analysis
How the Marx Brothers Developed Their Movie Characters
The Marx Brothers Movies The Cocoanuts
At the Circus
The Big Store
A Night in Casablanca
The Last Movies
The Marx Brothers Movies in Context
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Page 21 - Harpo's arms. Of the people I have met, I would name her as among the few of whom it could be said that they had greatness. She had done much more than bear her sons, bring them up, and turn them into play actors. She had invented them. They were just comics she imagined for her own amusement. They amused no one more, and their reward was her ravishing smile.