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    Screening Analysis: Some Like It Hot, (1959) Billy Wilder Hollywood genre is represented in the 1959 musical comedy, Some Like It Hot through editing styles and screen play. Wilder uses high key lighting when character, Sugar; played by Marilyn Monroe is in the shot. By using choosing to use this glamourous white high key lighting grants the director the aesthetic of a Hollywood genre film. The screenplay of this film includes very exaggerated behavior from the actors/actresses. By exaggerating lines, actions, and behavior creates a masterpiece musical comedy; combining these two elements of film makes “Some Like It Hot” an all around pleasing film to watch. Besides this film, Gene Kelly’s and Stanley Donen’s Singin’ in the Rain, can also…

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    starts to fall for Sugar and an older gentlemen try to woo Daphne, and ‘the girls’ find themselves in hot water when the mob convention comes to the hotel. Bill Wilder’s 1959 comedy “Some Like it Hot” is regarded by many as one of his best films. The film is made in away for Wilder to relive some of the sub-genres of the past. One of these was “the ‘all-girl’ as they were called, … popular in vaudeville, theater, dance…

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    America in the 1959 was about partying, live music, illegal alcohol and the mob. In the movie Some Like it Hot all of those elements were expose. Starting with the first scene when the Chicago cops are chasing the Italian mob for having illegal alcohol and still got away. The next scene Joe and Jerry were in a live band playing at a funeral party. That was Chicago at its best, having illegal alcohol at the underground parties that were owned by people like Al Pacino and the mob. Another scene…

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    life, owned by the state, I concluded that the Bolender family was not a foster home as we Americans know or imagine them to be. Monroe’s time with the Bolender family didn’t last long and Monroe soon found herself back with her mother (Morgan Ch. 2). In my opinion, based on my reading of Marilyn Monroe: private and undisclosed, Monroe’s mother, was for some time a very good mother, who worked hard to take care of her daughter (Morgan Ch. 2). Sadly, all good things must end, and Monroe’s mother…

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    Some Like It Hot Analysis

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    "Well, nobody's perfect" the famous last line from the movie Some Like It Hot by director Billy Wilder, almost did not make it into the film. The line was only a temporary fill-in, until Wilder could come up with a better line. Fortunately, the line made it into the film, and became the most famous and iconic line of the entire film. The story is about two men, trying to escape from a criminal gang by dressing up as woman, and fleeing to Florida with an all-woman jazz band. The film thus stands…

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    Some Like It Hot: The Temporary Transvestite Movie Billy Wilder’s irreverent slapstick masterpiece, Some Like It Hot, challenges conventional ideas of gender, attraction, and sexuality. The main characters in the film are shown as stereotypical womanizers. They evolve, through very untraditional means of sensitization, into men capable of supporting and sustaining romantic relationships. Their transformation takes place through the use of the temporary transvestite genre. These characters,…

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    How “Some Like It Hot” transpose the gender roles and concept of marriage? A traditional gender role is a set of societal norms that are dictating how each gender is to think, speak, act, and engage with each other. In 1950s, this role is stereotyped. More so, a marriage in that time is preferred as a career and women were assumed to be a perfect wife. However, in “Some Like It Hot”, director had broken the roles of it and created many amusing scenes. It does challenge in both traditional…

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    In 1957, Monroe starred in The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier, who also directed and produced the film. She often didn't show up for filming and her unpredictable behavior on set created a tense relationship with her co-stars, the crew and Olivier. The film received mixed reviews and was a box office hit in Britain, but not as popular in the United States. The bad production was the backdrop for the 2011 film My Week with Marilyn, starring Michelle Williams as Monroe. In 1959,…

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    Some like It Hot is a romantic comedy film directed and produced by Billy Wilder and the film was set in 1929The film is centered on two musicians who are dressed in drag with the aim of eluding from mafia criminals since they accidentally witness a St. Valentine’s Day Massacre the two are on the run. The film is noteworthy for characterizing cross dressing, and for playing with the notion of homosexuality, as well as portraying gender stereotypes. Some like It Hot offers view on gender…

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    Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot, is one of the more popular comedic works of its time. The movie showcases genres of romance, crime and comedy while creating an obvious juxtaposition of male and female characters. The movie highlights central themes regarding gender and sexuality. Marilyn Monroe’s character represents the quintessential cinematic female fantasy, as she represents the seemingly all too innocent, naive, sensual and sexual female representation that she has been largely popularized…

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