Hail, Hail, Euphoria

December 12, 2010

I liked this book, it is obvious that Blount Jr. really loves the Marx Brothers, as do I.  This, if you hadn’t guessed, is an in depth look at the film Duck Soup and stories about the people involved in its production, namely the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chicko, Harpo and Zeppo).   I found this book entertaining for the most part.  I wasn’t as big of a fan of some of the long tangents Blount Jr. made about the non-Brothers people involved.  But it kept me interested the whole time.  I do think that as a reader you ether have to be a fan of the Marx Brothers or you need to watch Duck Soup before you  read it.

“You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.”

-Gummo Marx (the only of the brothers not in Duck Soup)

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