|About the Book|
The complete guide to Billy Wilders 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 scripts 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 worlds best cinemas. The interviewer: Dan Auiler is the author of Hitchcocks Notebooks (HarperCollins/Bloomsbury) and Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic (St. Martins Press). His books on Martin Scorseses Taxi Driver and Goodfellas (Putnam/Bloomsbury) were published in 2002. He lives in Long Beach, California.