Friday, 31 August 2012
Film Friday: Some Like it Hot
I recently watched Some Like it Hot for the first time, the classic 1959 film directed by Billy Wilder. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are struck by money troubles in 1930s Chicago (during the prohibition era) and decide the only way to make their livings as musicians is to join an all-female band, dressed up as women. On their route they meet a certain Ms Monroe, and many a hilarious escapade follows.
I enjoyed this comedy, although I've never been a hundred per cent comfortable with the roles Marilyn Monroe played, something about the 'dumb' blonde character wears a bit thin. It's a shame, as Monroe was a very intelligent person but wasn't often allowed to show this on film. However I enjoyed Lemmon and Curtis immensely, and I really want to watch The Apartment soon as well. (Oh - and Curtis' accent in this film was pretty funny, we couldn't quite work out where he was meant to be from but I assume it was Britain, any clues?)
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