Thursday, January 22, 2015

Some Like It Hot - B. Wilder 1959

I know this counts as a comedy masterpiece, and some aspects of the script are quirky enough ("Nobody's perfect" is as unlikely a line as it is brilliant, for instance.) yet I can't really bring myself to see it as a 'real film'. I thought at first it might be because Monroe didn't get her way and had the film shot in colour - it appears Lemmon and Curtis's make-up looked ludicrous in technicolor - but then I saw 'High Society' just the next day, and wasn't all too impressed with that, either. (Admittedly, I have never heard that one referred to as a masterpiece...)

So : Isn't it sort of sad to have a piece of art grow out of fashion in this manner? 
Or am I just being superficial?


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