How long did it take the industry to convert fully to synchronized sound?
Which film is considered Hollywood's first legitimate "talkie"?
Why were silent films better exports (than talkies), and by 1932, how did the industry solve this issue?
How do you think the Marx brothers' films fared overseas?
How did the coming of synchronized sound change film exhibition?
What was the Marx brothers' background like, and how did they work comedy in it?
What is anarchic comedy, and how do the Marx brothers' films, Duck Soup in particular, conform to it?
What lessons do the Marx brothers learn from The Cocoanuts?
What is Margaret Dumont's role in Marx brothers' films?
List a few reasons Duck Soup is oft considered the Marx brothers' masterpiece.
What does it mean that the Marx brothers "embody the comedy of the foreigner"?
Daniel Lieberfeld and Judith Sanders claim that the Marx Brothers "did on-screen what immigrants generally are not allowed: to mock publicly the values of the host country and indulge in stereotypes about one's own group." First, what do the authors mean by this, and second, how do the Marx Brothers achieve this "mocking" and "indulging" in Duck Soup?