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

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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 in their finest hour and nine minutes.

In Duck Soup, a slim, agile, quick-witted, self-assured young man is summoned to save a nation from financial ruin. As the nations new president, he brings together a team of rivals, a band of brothers. Those brothers are Pinky, Chicolini, and Lt. Bob Roland. Their leader? None other than Rufus T. Firefly.

The humor and idiosyncratic wit of Duck Soup are saluted by the authors own 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.

Synopsis:

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 Blounts witty and insightful books like Alphabet Juice and Feet on the Street and listeners to NPRs weekly news quiz, Wait, Wait, Dont Tell Me—will becaptivated by the lyrical humorists compelling, behind-the-scenes storytellingof the 1933 classic film.

About the Author

Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-one previous books, covering subjects from the Pittsburgh Steelers to Robert E. Lee to what dogs are thinking. He is a regular panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! and is a member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel. Born in Indianapolis and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Blount now lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, the painter Joan Griswold.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061808173
Subtitle:
Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made
Author:
Blount, Roy Jr
Author:
Blount, Roy, Jr.
Author:
Blount Jr, Roy
Publisher:
It Books
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20111122
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 36 in 17.78 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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 Blounts witty and insightful books like Alphabet Juice and Feet on the Street and listeners to NPRs weekly news quiz, Wait, Wait, Dont Tell Me—will becaptivated by the lyrical humorists compelling, behind-the-scenes storytellingof the 1933 classic film.
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