Bradshaw Watch – ‘Some Like it Hot’ (1959)

For anyone struggling to get through Peter Bradshaw’s single-paragraph review of Some Like It Hot (1959) in The Guardian, here is a rundown of his thoughts on the film – minus bluntly-stated plot details he could have copy-pasted from Wikipedia:

– Jerry is played by the actor Jack Lemmon

– The film is by Billy Wilder, and is a comedy

– The film has been re-released

– Joe is played by Tony Curtis

– Sugar Kane is “superbly played” by Marilyn Monroe, who uses a “famous lip-pursing mannerism”

– Peter notes that the film was a remake of a 1951 German comedy called Fanfares of Love, written by Peter Thoeren and Michael Logan, and links to a much longer and more interesting analysis he wrote five years previously

DO NOT BE FOOLED. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COUNTERFEIT FILM CRITICISM, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE STATION – OR LEAVE A TESTIMONIAL ON FLICKBOOK.WORDPRESS.COM

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