Review Some Like It Hot (1959)

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    Why, in your opinion, is this such a classic?

    And could it ever be remade?
     
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    Classic, outlandish crossdressing comedy, one of the best ever, full of indelible touches, great slapstick and memorable dialogue. Lemmon (my favourite actor, ever) and Curtis sparkle as two hard-up jazz musicians in late 1920s Chicago forced to dress up in drag and join an all-female show band after witnessing the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
    A lively script by director Billy Wilder and IAL Diamond mixes parody, romance and farce to great effect and also feels modern in its approach to gender. The film also pays little homages to screwball comedies and gangster films of the past. Highlights are Curtis’ (deliberate??) impersonation of Cary Grant and Brown’s unforgettable climactic punchline; Monroe also oozes sensuality as Sugar Kane. One of the best ever.
     
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    Extremely clever and Marilyn is touching (no pun intended) as Sugar.
     
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    :emoji_blush:~ Some Likes It Hot is one of my favorite films with Jack Lemmon. Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon were funny and great. So was Marilyn Manroe. Its a good classic comedy that's always enjoyable.:emoji_clap:


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    "All the vampires walkin' through the valley
    Move west down Ventura Blvd.
    And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
    All the good girls are home with broken hearts
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    By: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
     
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    Gemma Arterton To Play Marilyn Monroe


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    Gemma Arterton is set to play Marilyn Monroe in a one-off Sky Arts “Urban Myths” 30-minute comedy special set against the backdrop of the making of Billy Wilder’s 1959 comedy classic “Some Like It Hot”.

    Titled “Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder,” the project also stars James Purefoy as Wilder and focuses on hard-drinking Monroe’s rumored inability to land the “it’s me, sugar” line in the film – getting to the point that Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon reportedly made side bets during filming.

    Sean Foley will helm the episode. You may remember “Urban Myths” for its still unaired first season episode which starred Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in a short about him, Liz Taylor (Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (Brian Cox) on a road trip.

    Several other one-offs under the label are on the way including ones with Luke Treadaway as David Bowie along with actors like David Suchet, Jack Whitehall, Steve Pemberton, Noel Fielding and Sheila Hancock.
     
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