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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:43 am 
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I just watched the Brothers Bloom on DVD with my wife. We both loved the movie. I couldn't help but notice the connections in the film to the Marx brothers. Was this intentional or accidental? The Adrian Brody character was obviously Chico Marx, even down to the same hat! The Mark Ruffalo character was Groucho, the grand manipulator and wise cracker. Rinko Kikuchi was obviously Harpo. She played the mime with all of the gadgets up her sleeves. Rachel Weisz could be seen as a modern day version of Margaret Dumont- the rich eccentric, and dupe for all of the shennanigans- the mark. It's hard to say if there's a Zeppo character. I would say that Adrian Brody's character embodied some of Zeppo's attributes- the straight man, etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:52 pm 
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Sadly, I've seen very few Marx Brothers films, so I can't comment personally. I'll just share this: http://twitter.com/rcjohnso/status/26607545968

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:29 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:40 am 
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That's pretty fantastic. I was gorging on Duck Soup when I wrote it, but I didn't think much past Rinko being the movie's Harpo. I like this so much though, I'm going to start claiming it was my intention from the start. 8)

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