Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot

Hardback Language: English / French / German

Edited by Alison Castle

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  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Language: English / French / German
  • Dimensions: 249mm x 398mm x 51mm | 4,110g
  • Publication date: 3 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cologne
  • ISBN 10: 3822847429
  • ISBN 13: 9783822847428
  • Edition: 25, Annotated
  • Edition statement: Taschen 25th anniversary ed

Product description

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 cross dressing 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.

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Author information

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.