Friday, September 25, 2009

Favourite Comedy Film 5

Another cracker *****

Because we've grown used to seeing almost every possible subversion and set-up on screen, it's almost impossible to think back to 1959 and realise that, in mixing an affectionate view of transvestism with a light-hearted look at the mob, Billy Wilder was being daring in the extreme. And it was because he laced his own script with continuous charm and big fun that he was able to express those ideas in the mainstream.

For those who haven't seen it, "Some Like It Hot" is one of the greatest comedies ever.

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