January 27, 2014

Good Monday. +12 after some temps hovering around freezing over the weekend. Nice sunrise and sunset yesterday.

We watched a couple of Marilyn Monroe movies the past two weekends, Some Like It Hot and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The former is better than the latter, but both are pretty much B movies. Famous directors: Billy Wilder and Howard Hawkes. SLIH gets most of its mileage out of Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in drag hiding from gangsters, but MM does a good job (thanks to multiple takes to overcome her penchant for forgetting lines) and looks like MM. GPB has fewer amusing moments, but MM steals the show from co-star Jane Russell in the song and dance scenes and just about everywhere else. Both films feature witty dialogue. Quintessential 50s comedy entertainment. Ebert listed SLIH among the 100 great movies.

Some Like It Hot (1959)

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