I’m finally getting round to watching Some Like It Hot, which I taped from TV about 6 weeks ago. I’m taking the Internet Movie Database Top 250 Films as a provisional guide for the essential films I should see, and I’ve currently seen 121 of the list I have from 2 weeks ago, some so long ago I might be imagining some and missing others. The list keeps changing, so this project will never be complete.
Highlights from Some Like It Hot (#32), while they’re fresh:
- a hearse with a coffin full of bootleg whiskey pulling in to “Mozarella’s Funeral Parlor”;
- “Daphne” (Jack Lemmon) playing the wrong side of the bass, being too busy watching Marilyn Monroe from behind;
- “Do you use a bow, or do you just pluck it?” “Most of the time, I slap it!”
- “If I was a girl…and I am…”
- Tony Curtis and his accent reversing across the harbour to the yacht.
- “Water Polo? Isn’t that terribly dangerous?” “I’ll say, I’ve had two ponies drowned under me.”
- “Real diamonds? They must be worth their weight in gold…”
I find enough to watch on the four Irish terrestrial channels as it is, so I don’t think it’ll be a good idea to get any more channels on cable or satellite.