Sunday, December 11, 2005

One Of My Favorite Things

Does it get any hotter than Some Like It Hot on a sleepy Sunday evening? It's one of my favorite Marilyn movies (second only to How To Marry A Millionaire) and is what comedy should truly be: perfectly-timed, witty, intelligent, unexpected, subversive, sometimes over-the-top, but never vulgar. I remember reading somewhere that they chose to do the film in black & white (even though MM's contract explicitly called for color) because the make-up that Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis wore make them look green. Apparently even Marilyn's contract had some flexibility. But even in black & white, Ms. Monroe has never looked so stunning, so alive. So Marilyn.


Blogger la.dauphine said...

I love looking at old photos of her at her most glamorous!

7:59 AM  
Blogger TessaJ said...

Me too. There's an energy in her photos that most people don't seem to possess (or don't seem to be able to transfer into a picture; beauty in motion captured in one shot).

9:05 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Such a beauty. Glamour and sex and innocence all rolled into one.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

She's just superb. You've inspired me to go and watch SLIH this week.

1:43 PM  
Blogger TessaJ said...

Hooray! Another convert in Julia!

Karen -- everyone knows I'm Audrey obsessed, but in the past year, I've really gotten into watching Marilyn movies. Love her. Just love her.

10:10 AM  

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