A Night at the Opera Wine Scenes
A Night at the Opera is a classic Marx Brothers movie from 1935. Wine certainly plays a substantial part in this film! Right from the beginning, wine is featured. Groucho Marx is wooing two different women at the same time. Maybe wooing is the wrong word. He's insulting both of them, but somehow both of them don't seem to mind. First, while drinking Chianti from a classic basket-bottle container, he turns to one woman.
Then he turns back to the woman he's actually sitting with. She's drinking white wine, and the bottle is being kept chilled in an elegant silver container by the table.
Soon he and his crew are on a cruise ship. While some of the other characters have elegant staterooms, Groucho has been put into a tiny cabin that many of us can relate to!
He can barely fit into it, especially with his giant trunk.
Soon we have a classic scene which was then used by the Titanic. The upper class are having quiet, almost muffled conversation in their upper class area. But in the lower class area, there is loud singing, dancing, and joy. Each person is served from a buffet line, and they get their own basket-bottle of chianti put on top of their food!
They even get bottles of wine while they're singing later on.
It goes to show that Italian wine is a key part of an Italian celebration :).
Wine in Movies and Books
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