Some Like It Hot this week. Star Wars(!) next week. As always, follow along on our iCheckMovies list, and be sure to let us know how you’d rank the movies in the comments below.
Some Like It Hot – March 29, 1959
Director: Billy Wilder
Producer: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder, I. A. L. Diamond
Actors: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Joe E. Brown, Pat O’Brien
Distributor: United Artists
The course of the conversation:
We continue to be unable to stick to the movies we announce.
The puppy test is in full effect.
Jack Lemmon. Respect.
Jonathan finally gets a clear idea of what the word “grounded” means.
Bert may be wacky, but you laugh at Ernie.
Tony Curtis seems to be either overshadowed or carrying the entire scene.
Some of the slower bits, while necessary, may keep this from being a regular viewer.
Marilyn Monroe is exactly what the movie needed, and not just in the film itself.
We diverge into talking about actors and actresses who only have looks to sustain them.
Jonathan tells a story about angering his mother.
Chris Farley and Marilyn Monroe are compared.
Kansas couldn’t handle it.
Jonathan apologizes to Kansas on behalf of Colorado.
Nathaniel apologizes to Kansas on behalf of Kansas.
Lots of symbolism in bed-wear.
But wait, there’s more!
Is this a screwball comedy? Do we yet know what a screwball comedy is?
Nathaniel makes a sure and “simple” decision.
Jonathan risks the wrath of Brando and De Niro to gain the favor of Stanwyck and Lemmon.
Michael shuffles his list like a deck of cards and gives more credit to John Wayne.
Jonathan flip flops on his vote for Michael’s movie, bumping Twelve Angry Men in favor of Blazing Saddles.