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The Resource Duck soup, J. Hoberman

Duck soup, J. Hoberman

Label
Duck soup
Title
Duck soup
Statement of responsibility
J. Hoberman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Marx Brothers are universally considered to be classic Hollywood's preeminent comedy team and Duck Soup is generally regarded as their quintessential film. A topical satire of dictatorship and government in general, the movie was a critical failure and box-office let-down on its initial release in 1933. J. Hoberman's study of the film traces its reputation history, from the initial disappointment of its release, to its rise to cult status in the 1960s when the Marx's anarchic, anti-establishment humor seemed again timely. Hoberman places Duck Soup, alongside analogous comedies-Dr. Strangelove (1964), the Beatles films, Morgan! (1966), The President's Analyst (1967) and The Producers (1968). It attained canonical stature as a touchstone for Woody Allen and would be recognized by the Library of Congress in the 1990s. Hoberman's analysis provides a historical and political context as well as an in-depth production history, drawing on primary sources and emphasizing director McCarey's prior work along with the Marx Brothers as well as the situation at Paramount, a substantial synopsis, and an account of the movie's initial reception, concluding with its subsequent elevation to comic masterpiece."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Hoberman, J.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
BFI film classics
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  • Marx Brothers
  • Marx Brothers
Label
Duck soup, J. Hoberman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
My true confession -- Serious Marxian attributes -- Making Duck Soup -- The movie -- 'Absurd without being funny' -- 'Je suis marxiste, tendance Groucho' -- Who are you going to believe -- Me or your own eyes?
Control code
1202305571
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
104 pages
Isbn
9781839022258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1202305571
Label
Duck soup, J. Hoberman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
My true confession -- Serious Marxian attributes -- Making Duck Soup -- The movie -- 'Absurd without being funny' -- 'Je suis marxiste, tendance Groucho' -- Who are you going to believe -- Me or your own eyes?
Control code
1202305571
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
104 pages
Isbn
9781839022258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1202305571

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