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Posted: 28 May 07, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello fellers
yesterday i found two movies one called :
A Nigth At The Opera
and the other called:
A Day At The Races
Both are From Marx Brothers movies both are comedy
So i wonder Queen's albums were titled by refering to these movies plz if anybody knows about this i want to know
here is a screenshot of "A Nigth At The Opera" (1935):
http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/6294/anightattheopera1935jc3.jpg

and here's a dialogue from this same movie:
http://www.mediafire.com/?fxtpmji01at

and here's a screenshot of "A Day At The Races" (1937):
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/9800/adayattheraces1937lt2.jpg

plz if someone knows about these plz let us know
thx in advance !
PS: i don't have those movies

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Posted: 28 May 07, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, both albums were named after both movies. I believe the band were watching "A Night at the Opera" late at night and they found it to be a fitting title for the album they were working on. The following album was named "A Day at the Races" just to be cute.


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Posted: 28 May 07, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they where going to call the next album(news of the world) duck soup( another marx brothers movie), but then thought it would be tacky.

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Posted: 28 May 07, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's also a funny story saying that Groucho Marx wrote our boys a letter suggesting they call their next effort after his latest movie named The Rolling Stones' Greatest Hits ...
Don't know if it's true but it's certainly amusing, n'est-ce pas?

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Posted: 28 May 07, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's true

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Posted: 28 May 07, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they played 39 for him as he told them to " Fucking sing".

its all on the night at the opera classic albums dvd.

i wonder who sung it, i assume freddie, but i always prefered brian singing it.

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Posted: 29 May 07, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hey thx everybody i didn't know
thx a lot for your infos
but is there any recording of that song 39 Freddie
saying "Fucking sing"
plz i wish to have that if it exists
thx a lot

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Posted: 29 May 07, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it wasnt freddie, Groucho Marx told Queen to fucking sing, and i dont think there are any recordings.

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Posted: 30 May 07, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That "fucking sing" story, as told by Roger. Is just classic.

Not that I advocate such things, but I wonder if anyone put clips from the DVD on YouTube?


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Posted: 31 May 07, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello Innuendo
plz can you tell me what's the title of that DVD where they show how a night at the opera was made?

thx for your replies

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Posted: 31 May 07, 19:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For some reason I don't think there will ever be a DVD analyzing A Day at the Races. A Night at the Opera overshadows it


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Posted: 01 Jun 07, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For some reason I don't feel that A Night at the Opera was even their best album. A Day at the Races, to me at least, was a far better album. The album felt connected and intertwined, and the songs had so much power to them. With A Night at the Opera the album felt kind of scattered and disorganized.


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Posted: 01 Jun 07, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Fellers thx a lot for the infos
Thx Innuendo

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Posted: 11 Jan 11, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I made a vid once, something like "Dark Side of the Moon"/"Wizard of OZ" with both "A Night at the Opera" and "A Day at the Races".

I had "Bohemian Rhapsody" play at the end of the film "A Night at the Opera" once the conductor raised his baton. I even tried using "Seaside Rendezvous" with the famous Crowded Cabin Scene, it works okay but "Seaside Rendezvous" ends once Groucho gets his food. I also played "Good Company" by Queen when Chico and Harpo don fake beards and pretend to be part of the crew rather than stowaways and Harpo is drinking water.

And for "A Day at the Races", I used "Let us Cling Together (Teo Toriatte)" at the end of the film.

I'd show these somewhere, but...

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Posted: 12 Jan 11, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are bootlegs called Duck Soup and Their ain't no sanity clause.  also there is a photo of the band with Groucho.


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