The Marx Brothers as Social Critics: Satire and Comic Nihilism in Their Films

The Marx Brothers as Social Critics: Satire and Comic Nihilism in Their Films

Martin A. Gardner

Language: English

Pages: 218

ISBN: 0786439424

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Marx Brothers' films are packed with slapstick and obvious jokes, gags, puns, pratfalls, and mimicry. But beneath the laughs is a serious and biting condemnation of American culture. This book examines historical events, political practices, economic conditions, manners and customs, literary subjects, and popular entertainment as satirized in the films and considers the ways in which the films were relevant in their era and remain so today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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