History Film / ANightAtTheOpera

2nd Dec '15 2:43:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Homage}}: The 1992 film ''BrainDonors'' is a lovingly-crafted tribute.
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* {{Homage}}: The 1992 film ''BrainDonors'' ''Film/BrainDonors'' is a lovingly-crafted tribute.

* TheRemake: ''BrainDonors'', an all-but-the-name retelling of ''Opera''.
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* TheRemake: ''BrainDonors'', ''Film/BrainDonors'', an all-but-the-name retelling of ''Opera''.
23rd Oct '15 8:59:47 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* NiceToTheWaiter: Lasparri establishes his position as the resident {{Jerkass}} by abusing Tomasso--though he's GenreSavvy enough to feign kindness in Rosa's presence.
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* NiceToTheWaiter: Lasparri establishes his position as the resident {{Jerkass}} by abusing Tomasso--though he's GenreSavvy smart enough to feign kindness in Rosa's presence.
7th Sep '15 10:14:59 PM nombretomado
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* LighterAndSofter: Those who object to the MGM films, even ANightAtTheOpera, will claim it's because the Marxes were made to be ''nicer'' (see JerkWithAHeartOfGold).
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* LighterAndSofter: Those who object to the MGM films, even ANightAtTheOpera, ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', will claim it's because the Marxes were made to be ''nicer'' (see JerkWithAHeartOfGold).
17th Aug '15 1:55:37 PM Mdumas43073
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''A Night At the Opera'' was a 1935 MarxBrothers film, the first made in their switch from Paramount to MGM. Promised a free rein but [[ExecutiveMeddling forced by producer Irving Thalberg]] to focus the chaos against [[ComedicSociopathy the bad guys who deserve the mistreatment]], ''Opera'' became the largest box-office hit of the Marx Brothers' filmography. There's a fine debate over this or ''DuckSoup'' as the Marx Brothers' best film as well as one of the funniest movies ever. It was subsequently {{Homage}}d by the Zucker Brothers' movie ''Film/BrainDonors''.
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''A '''''A Night At at the Opera'' Opera''''' was a 1935 MarxBrothers film, the first made in their switch from Paramount to MGM. Promised a free rein but [[ExecutiveMeddling forced by producer Irving Thalberg]] to focus the chaos against [[ComedicSociopathy the bad guys who deserve the mistreatment]], ''Opera'' became the largest box-office hit of the Marx Brothers' filmography. There's a fine debate over this or ''DuckSoup'' as the Marx Brothers' best film as well as one of the funniest movies ever. It was subsequently {{Homage}}d by the Zucker Brothers' movie ''Film/BrainDonors''.
31st Jan '15 8:57:57 PM LBHills
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* TheStateroomSketch: The TropeNamer
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* TheStateroomSketch: The TropeNamerTropeNamer.

* ToughRoom: Driftwood gives an opening speech at the opera that in real life would have brought the house down, but the only response he gets is stony silence.
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* ToughRoom: Driftwood gives an opening speech at the opera that in real life would have brought the house down, down (see the opening quote), but the only response he gets is stony silence.
31st Jan '15 8:55:26 PM LBHills
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* OvercomplicatedMenuOrder: Groucho, playing the shady social consultant Otis B. Driftwood and operating solely along the lines of the {{Rule of Funny}}, orders two to three portions of what seems to be everything on the menu in an illogical way, punctuating his selections after each item with an order for "three hard-boiled eggs" for the stowaways hiding in his stateroom. * OverlyLongGag: "And two hard-boiled eggs!" ". . . and two hard-boiled eggs." ** *HONK* *** "Make that three hard-boiled eggs." *** HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HOCK [[OverlyLongGag HONK HONK HONK HONK]] *** "Either it's foggy out or make that another twelve hard boiled eggs"
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* OvercomplicatedMenuOrder: Groucho, playing the shady social consultant Otis B. Driftwood and operating solely along the lines of the {{Rule of Funny}}, orders two to three portions of what seems to be everything on the menu in an illogical way, punctuating his selections after each item with an order for "three "two hard-boiled eggs" for the stowaways hiding in his stateroom. * OverlyLongGag: "And Mr. Driftwood is apparently very hungry indeed! --> '''Driftwood:''' And two hard-boiled eggs!" ".eggs! --> '''Steward''' ''(writing down the order):'' . . . and two hard-boiled eggs." ** eggs. --> '''Harpo's Horn:''' *HONK* *** "Make --> '''Driftwood:''' Make that three hard-boiled eggs." *** eggs. --> '''Harpo's Horn:''' HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HOCK HONK [[OverlyLongGag HONK HONK HONK HONK]] *** "Either --> '''Driftwood:''' Either it's foggy out or make that another twelve hard boiled eggs"eggs! --> '''Harpo's Horn:''' ''honk'' --> '''Driftwood:''' ...and one goose egg.
13th Oct '14 6:42:38 PM eowynjedi
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* AllPartOfTheShow: Gottlieb tries to invoke this by on going in costume when he and Henderson pursue Tomasso and Fiorello (also hiding in costume) onto the stage, but the hijinks that ensue flatten any hopes of this trope working.

* BrickJoke: At the end when Gottlieb is blackmailed into accepting Rosa, Riccardo, and Driftwood back as opera employees, Driftwod and Fiorello repeat the rip-the-contract routine from the beginning.

* TheDogBitesBack: Shortly after being whipped by Lasparri, Tomasso takes the opportunity to knock him out (twice!) with a blow to the head.

* EntitledToHaveYou: Lasparri towards Rosa. He helps arrange her debut in America just so he can have her, even though she's clearly uninterested, and largely to satisfy his own ego. When he sees her with Riccardo he has her kicked out of the show.

* {{Gaslighting}}: When the team finally reaches america, they move beds from one room to the other to anger the detective.
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* {{Gaslighting}}: When the team finally reaches america, they move beds from one room to the other to anger the detective. detective and drive him batty.

* {{Gaslighting}}: When GettingTheBoot: The elevator man punts Driftwood down the team finally reaches america, they move beds from one room to the other to anger the detective. stairs after Driftwood's firing.

* GrandeDame: Mrs. Claypool
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* GrandeDame: Mrs. ClaypoolClaypool, a social-climbing opera lover.

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* GrandeDame: Mrs. ClaypoolTheHeckler: Driftwood heckles the opera shamelessly while Tomasso and Fiorello are disrupting it in the pit and on stage. ''Boogie boogie boogie!''

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* GrandeDame: Mrs. ClaypoolMuggedForDisguise: After Tomasso bonks Gottleib on the head ''again'', Driftwood takes his tux to get into the opera.

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* GrandeDame: Mrs. ClaypoolOnlyInItForTheMoney: Lasparri refuses to sing for the crowd on the docks because he's not getting paid for it.

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* GrandeDame: Mrs. ClaypoolProducePelting: Lasparri gets an apple thrown at him when he tries to sing an encore after Riccardo and Rosa's lauded performance.

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* GrandeDame: Mrs. ClaypoolTemptingFate: After getting fired, kicked down the stairs, and forced off a park bench by his troublesome colleagues, Otis thinks the worst is over. -->'''Driftwood:''' Well, there's one consolation; nothing more can happen to me.\\ '''Passing Cop:''' Hey, get off the grass.\\ '''Otis:''' I was wrong. [tries to get a drink of water from the fountain, which promptly dries up.] People drink too much water anyway.
8th Oct '14 4:20:01 AM morenohijazo
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* OvercomplicatedMenuOrder: Groucho, playing the shady social consultant Otis B. Driftwood and operating solely along the lines of the {{Rule of Funny}}, orders two to three portions of what seems to be everything on the menu in an illogical way, punctuating his selections after each item with an order for "three hard-boiled eggs" for the stowaways hiding in his stateroom.
21st Sep '14 4:30:48 PM kchishol
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''A Night At the Opera'' was a 1935 MarxBrothers film, the first made in their switch from Paramount to MGM. Promised a free rein but [[ExecutiveMeddling forced by producer Irving Thalberg]] to focus the chaos against [[ComedicSociopathy the bad guys who deserve the mistreatment]], ''Opera'' became the largest box-office hit of the Marx Brothers hi' filmography. There's a fine debate over this or ''DuckSoup'' as the Marx Brothers' best film as well as one of the funniest movies ever. It was subsequently {{Homage}}d by the Zucker Brothers' movie ''Film/BrainDonors''.
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''A Night At the Opera'' was a 1935 MarxBrothers film, the first made in their switch from Paramount to MGM. Promised a free rein but [[ExecutiveMeddling forced by producer Irving Thalberg]] to focus the chaos against [[ComedicSociopathy the bad guys who deserve the mistreatment]], ''Opera'' became the largest box-office hit of the Marx Brothers hi' Brothers' filmography. There's a fine debate over this or ''DuckSoup'' as the Marx Brothers' best film as well as one of the funniest movies ever. It was subsequently {{Homage}}d by the Zucker Brothers' movie ''Film/BrainDonors''.
13th Sep '14 1:34:48 PM TrollBrutal
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* GoldDigger: Driftwood lust after Mrs. Claypool's money, and he isn't exactly subtle or great at hiding it.
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* GoldDigger: Driftwood lust lusts after Mrs. Claypool's money, and he isn't exactly subtle or great at hiding it.

* SpiritualSuccessor: the following MarxBrothers film ''ADayAtTheRaces'', shares a similar plot but with different characters and scenery (a rest home in need of rescue and a horse race to be won).
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* SpiritualSuccessor: the following MarxBrothers film ''ADayAtTheRaces'', ''Film/ADayAtTheRaces'', shares a similar plot but with different characters and scenery (a rest home in need of rescue and a horse race to be won).
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