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    DescriptionThis is the complete guide to Billy Wilder's masterpiece! Just before the cameras started rolling, producer David O Selznick famously told director Billy Wilder that his new picture was doomed, saying, 'You cannot combine comedy with murder." Wilder replied that he'd try anyway, and "Some Like It Hot" was eventually voted Best Comedy of the Century by the American Film Institute. A crossdressing, gender-bending, genre-busting, kinky crime caper, "Some Like it Hot" (1959) tells the story of two jazz musicians who dress in drag and go undercover in an all-girls' band to escape the Mob. With an ingenious screenplay by I.A.L. Diamond and Billy Wilder, and flawless performances by Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, Some Like it Hot is comic perfection. This Special Edition includes: interviews with Billy Wilder, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and others; a complete facsimile of the screenplay with film stills from every scene; excerpts from the script's first draft; behind-the-scenes on-set color photos; original promotional materials and a wealth of supporting ephemera; annotated/illustrated by Billy Wilder filmography; and a DVD of this phenomenal movie.

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    Billy Wilder's, "Some Like it Hot"
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Alison Castle, Interviewer Dan Auiler
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 234 mm
    Height: 366 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 2,640 g
    ISBN 13: 9783836516839
    ISBN 10: 3836516837

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    B&T General Subject: 221
    DC22: 791.4372, 791.43
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030, PER004010
    Libri: FILM5075, WILD3600
    DC23: 791.4372
    Thema V1.0: ATFX, ATF
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dan Auiler is the author of Hitchcock's Notebooks and Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic. His books on Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and Goodfellas were published in 2002. He lives in Long Beach, California. 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). The editor of TASCHEN's Some Like it Hot and The Stanley Kubrick Archives, she lives in Paris, home of the world's best cinemas.