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Movie discussion: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Spring has come to Kupchino! It is chilly, but some like it hot😁 This beautiful Sunday on the 14th of April at 12-00 we are going to watch and discuss episodes from the one of the greatest classic comedies ever made "Some Like It Hot" (1959). In Russia, the film is titled "V dzhaze tolko devushki," literally "In Jazz, There Are Only Girls"

Episode 1
Getting a job (Original movie 12:38 - 14:34)

or following YouTube video:

Questions

  1. What were the musicians looking for in the offices?
  2. What was Joe planing to do to get easy money?
  3. Why was the lady at Pollakoff office angry with Joe?
  4. How did Joe explain his absence to the lady?
  5. What job did the lady offer to the musicians?


Episode 2
Getting to a train (Original movie 24:35 - 27:18)

or following YouTube video:

Questions

  1. How did the two guys (Daphne and Josephine) feel about themselves being as girls?
  2. What did they say about balance?
  3. What did the two guys discuss on their way to the train?
  4. Where did the new girls play music before?
  5. How did Sweet Sue and Mr. Bienstock react to the new band players? Did they like them?
  6. Would you be able to recognize a man in women’s clothes? What would you notice first?

Episode 3
Runnin' Wild, Lost Control (Original movie 29:27 - 34:41)

or following YouTube video:

Questions

  1. Why was Sugar trying to hide that she was drinking?
  2. Where did Sugar come from?
  3. Why did the “conservatorium” girls play so differently?
  4. What were the two things Sweet Sue never allowed in her band?

Episode 4
Boy Oh Boy Am I a Boy (Original movie 01:30:56 - 01:33:15)

or following YouTube video:

Questions

    1. Why was Daphne so amused?
    2. What was Joe thinking about the news?
    3. What problems did Daphne mention?
    4. What were the bride and groom going to do for their honeymoon?
    5. What did Daphne get as an engagement present?

Episode 5
Final scene Nobody's Perfect (Original movie 01:59:39 - 02:01:05)

or following YouTube video:

Discussion questions

    1. Do you think comedies like ‘Some like it hot’ would be popular nowadays?
    2. If Hollywood produced a remake what should be changed in the plot of original movie? What gimmicks should be kept?
    3. What do you think about Marilyn Monroe’s performance? If she was born in 1996 (instead of 1926), would she also become a sex symbol?
    4. Do you have favorite comedies that you can watch over and over again? What is so special about them?

Extra

Marilyn Monroe - I Wanna Be Loved By You and lyrics discussion

You also can download Subtitles for all Episodes


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