Some Like It Hot, Essential Revision Notes
Some Like it Hot (Film)
dir. Billy Wilder
Leaving Certificate English
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Directed by Billy Wilder, and starring the Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe, as well as Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film. Because it is based on French movie Fanfares of Love, its plot is almost identical. Like Some Like it Hot, Fanfares tells the tale of musicians dressing in drag to conceal and protect themselves from mobsters whom they witnessed committing murder.
Some Like it Hot was produced in black and white despite colour film's increasing popularity (partially because the male stars' make-up and female disguises appeared more realistic in black and white). The production studio also hired a famous female impersonator named Barbette to coach Curtis and Lemmon on gender illusion for the film. The film was shot in California in the summer of 1958 and used the Hotel De Coronado in San Diego as a stand-in for the Seminole Ritz in Miami.
Throughout production, owing to increasing personal difficulties, Marilyn Monroe struggle...