Bosom Buddies: The Complete Series

Back in 1980, Tom Hanks was an up and coming actor with a decidedly comedic bent. In fact, he seemed to be perfectly cast alongside Peter Scolari as advertising executive Kip Wilson. Alongside Scolari’s Henry Desmond, the pair work as a creative team, and are best friends. But when their apartment is destroyed, the only…

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) – Joel & Ethan Coen

The final recommendation from Some Like It Hot in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is my second favorite Coen Brothers movie, an update on the classic Odyssey tale, and featuring some of that great old-timey music (overseen by T Bone Burnett). George Clooney is Ulysses Evert McGill, and he has just escaped…

What’s Up, Doc? (1972) – Peter Bogdanovich

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for Some Like It Hot is this zany madcap comedy set in San Francisco and starring Barbara Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. Hanging the slightest of story threads on the concept of four identical overnight bags, and four adjoining hotel rooms, this one…

The Apartment (1960) – Billy Wilder

The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film recommendations following Some Like It Hot keep coming with this highly enjoyable romantic dramedy with Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray and Ray Walston. It is also the last black and white film to win the Best Picture Oscar until Schindler’s List. Lemmon plays C.C. Baxter, a…

The Seven Year Itch (1955) – Billy Wilder

Marilyn Monroe is featured in another title from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book recommendation following Some Like It Hot. Based on George Axelrod’s stage play, which he and director Billy Wilder adapted for the screen, Monroe is cast simply as The Girl, and there is evidence to suggest that her entire existence…

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) – Howard Hawks

Marilyn Monroe stars in the first recommendation following my screening of Some Like It Hot, for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Monroe and Jane Russell are showgirls, Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw respectively, who are best friends, and seem to be enjoying all life has to offer. Lorelei is a bit…

Some Like It Hot (1959) – Billy Wilder

Marilyn Monroe stars alongside Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in this hilarious film that is the next title in Great Movies – 100 Years of Film. Curtis and Lemmon are Joe and Jerry, respectively, a sax and bass player in a speakeasy in 1929. Unfortunately, they’re both rather broke, and have just witnessed a gangland…