23 June 2006

Marx (closing thoughts)

Their career in cinema only spanned 20 years, but the Marx Bros. packed some mighty durable comedy into it. For me, their films fell neatly into three groupings:

Excellent Bros.

Still Funny Bros.

The Bros. Fail

I think the movie I will probably re-watch first will be At the Circus. In it, you've got your Margaret Dumont, you've got your circus freaks, and you've got a stuffy orchestra being set adrift in the ocean. There ain't much not to love there.