A Night at the Opera (1935)
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There ain't no Sanity Clause! Brilliant.
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.
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This movie ranks #12 in AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
This movie ranks #17 in Musical
This movie ranks #19 in Music
This movie ranks #24 in 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
This movie ranks #25 in 1930s
This movie ranks #39 in The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time (BBC Culture)
This movie ranks #85 in AFI's 100 years...100 movies
This movie ranks #90 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #106 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
This movie ranks #106 in National Film Registry
This movie ranks #154 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
This movie ranks #211 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #213 in Film Comedy
This movie ranks #453 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #630 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die