A Night at the Opera (1935)
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I think we can all agree it's impossible for someone watching this film to be in the same boat as audiences in 1935. While the humor was revolutionary for its time, we have viewed the great-grandchildren of these jokes and it's no longer fresh to our eyes. We cannot grasp the full effect of the bawdy puns since they are (mostly) quite tame by modern standards. The context just isn't there, but the Marx Brothers manage to transcend time through their intelligence and talent. Even if it's not to your taste, it's a valuable work to know.
And two boiled eggs. Honk!
I don't get people who don't get the Marx Brothers. The Marx Brothers are pure genius and this film shines brightly as a diamond among many gems.
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This movie ranks #12 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs
This movie ranks #23 in IMDb's Musical Top 50
This movie ranks #24 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
This movie ranks #32 in IMDb's Music Top 50
This movie ranks #36 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
This movie ranks #39 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time
This movie ranks #40 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #50 in iCheckMovies's 1930s Top 100
This movie ranks #85 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies
This movie ranks #87 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #106 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
This movie ranks #106 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
This movie ranks #158 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
This movie ranks #211 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #213 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
This movie ranks #571 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #626 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die