Jay's Pix Presents... and the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY present a SPECIAL 1ST ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION.
As Summer comes to a close, and hopefully, we're in the midst of the last HOT month of the year, we are pleased to present a Special 1st Anniversary Attraction by the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY.
SOME LIKE IT HOT (United Artists: 1959) 122 minutes, Black & White.
Voted the #1 American Comedy Film of All Time in 2000 by the American Film Institute, SOME LIKE IT HOT originally appeared in theaters on March 29, 1959.
Produced, directed and co-written by the brilliant Billy Wilder, along with frequent collaborator I.A.L. Diamond (The Apartment, Irma la Douce, The Fortune Cookie), the germ of the story actually came from a 1935 French film (Fanfare of Love), which was remade as a 1951 German movie.
Most of that story was discarded, but what was added was simple: Two musicians in 1929 Chicago accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day massacre and go on the lam, hiding from the mobsters who saw them. Since jobs are scarce during the Great Depression, and for added cover, they assume female identities with "Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators", an all-girl jazz band traveling to Miami -- which also happens to be the mobsters destination...attending a convention.
Sparked by an outstanding script, spirited performances and atmospheric cinematography and period music, Some Like It Hot was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, and received one for Best Costume Design (Orry-Kelly). Smart and witty, the film contains real insight into the differences between the sexes...both physical and psychological. Timeless!
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe, with fine support from veteran character actors and tough-guys George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Nehemiah Persoff and Mike Mazurki. Joe E. Brown has the legendary closing line...one of the all-time toppers in film history!
It was written into Marilyn Monroe's contract that all her films would be filmed in TECHNICOLOR. Although budgeted and designed for color, SOME LIKE IT HOT was ultimately filmed in black and white. Find out why!
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