The complete guide to Billy Wilder's masterpiece! Find out everything you could ever want to know (and more) about the movie voted best comedy of the century by the American Film Institute. A daring tale of crossdressing from a time when the subject was all but taboo, Some Like it Hot (1959) tells the story of two jazz musicians who are forced to go undercover in an all-girls' band to escape from the mob. With an ingenious screenplay by I.A.L. Diamond and Billy Wilder, and flawless performances by Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and the famously difficult Marilyn Monroe, Some Like it Hot is the embodiment of comic perfection. Includes: Interviews with Billy Wilder, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and others Complete facsimile of the screenplay with film stills from every scene Excerpts from the script's first draft Behind-the-scenes photos Original promotional materials from all around the world Annotated/illustrated Billy Wilder filmography The editor: Alison Castle studied philosophy as an undergraduate (Columbia University) and went on to receive her graduate degree in photography and film (New York University/International Center of Photography masters program). She lives in Paris, home of the world's best cinemas. The interviewer: Dan Auiler is the author of Hitchcock's Notebooks (HarperCollins/Bloomsbury) and Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic (St. Martin's Press). His books on Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and Goodfellas (Putnam/Bloomsbury) were published in 2002. He lives in Long Beach, California.
|Publisher:||Taschen America, LLC|
|Edition description:||25th ed.|
|Product dimensions:||10.45(w) x 16.01(h) x 2.00(d)|
About the Author
Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from New York University (NYU/International Center of Photography masters program). Castle also edited TASCHEN's Some Like it Hot. She lives in Paris, home of the world's best cinemas.