Sunday, March 28, 2010

Comedy Movie in the Spotlight - Some Like It Hot,

One of my all time favorite comedy movies is the Billy Wilder directed "Some like it Hot". It is one of those movies that makes me laugh no matter how many times I see it.

Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon give wonderful performances.

Awards and honors

According to Wikipedia;
The film was awarded an Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Orry-Kelly) and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jack Lemmon), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Ted Haworth, Edward G. Boyle), Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.[3]
It won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Comedy. Marilyn Monroe won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in Musical or Comedy, and Jack Lemmon for Best Actor in Musical or Comedy.

The film has been acclaimed worldwide as one of the greatest film comedies ever made. During 1989, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," going in on the first year of voting.
In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted it the eighth greatest comedy film of all time. In 2002, Channel 4 ranked Some Like It Hot as the fifth greatest film ever made in their 100 Greatest Films Poll.

Some Like It Hot (Collector's Edition)

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Product Details
Actors: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien

Marilyn Monroe as 'Sugar' Kane Kowalczyk
Tony Curtis as Joe/"Josephine"/"Junior"
Jack Lemmon as Jerry/"Geraldine"/"Daphne"
George Raft as 'Spats' Colombo
Pat O'Brien as Detective Mulligan
Joe E. Brown as Osgood Fielding III
Nehemiah Persoff as 'Little Bonaparte'
Joan Shawlee as Sweet Sue
Billy Gray as Sig Poliakoff
George E. Stone as 'Toothpick' Charlie
Dave Barry as Beinstock
Mike Mazurki as Spats's henchman
Harry Wilson as Spats's henchman
Beverly Wills as Dolores
Barbara Drew as Nellie
Edward G. Robinson, Jr. as Johnny Paradise

Directors: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Michael Logan, Robert Thoeren
Producers: Billy Wilder, Doane Harrison, I.A.L. Diamond
Format: AC-3, Black & White, Closed-captioned, Collector's Edition, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: French (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French


"I'm Through With Love", by Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Jay Livingston. Performed by Marilyn Monroe.
"I Wanna Be Loved By You", by Bert Kalmar, Herbert Stothart, Harry Ruby. Sung by Monroe.
"Some Like It Hot", by Matty Malneck and I.A.L. Diamond. Performed by Monroe
"Runnin' Wild", by A.H. Gibbs, Joe Grey, Leo Wood. Sung by Monroe.
"Down Among the Sheltering Palms", by Olmar-Brockman.
"Sugar Blues", by Williams-Fletcher.
"By the Beautiful Sea", by Harry Carroll, Harold Atteridge.
"Sweet Georgia Brown", by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey.
"La Cumparsita", written by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez.
"Stairway to the Stars", music by Matt Malneck and Frank Signorelli.

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