Some Like It Hot Quiz

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What is Some Like It Hot about?

Who directed and produced Some Like It Hot?

Who are the three main stars of Some Like It Hot?

What is the source material for the screenplay of Some Like It Hot?

Why was Some Like It Hot produced without approval from the Motion Picture Production Code?

What is the significance of the closing line, 'Well, nobody's perfect' in Some Like It Hot?

What is Sugar?

Who played Osgood Fielding III in a 2002 stage production of Some Like It Hot?

What is the new adaptation of Some Like It Hot set to star Christian Borle?

Summary

Some Like It Hot: A Summary

  • Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American crime comedy film directed, produced and co-written by Billy Wilder.

  • The film stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, with George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Joan Shawlee and Nehemiah Persoff in supporting roles.

  • The screenplay by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond is based on a screenplay by Robert Thoeren and Michael Logan from the 1935 French film Fanfare of Love.

  • The film is about two musicians who disguise themselves by dressing as women to escape from mafia gangsters whom they witnessed committing a crime.

  • Some Like It Hot opened to critical and commercial success and is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.

  • The film was produced without approval from the Motion Picture Production Code (Hays Code) because it features LGBT-related themes, including cross-dressing.

  • The code had been gradually weakening in its scope since the early 1950s, due to greater social tolerance for taboo topics in film, but it was enforced until the mid-1960s.

  • The overwhelming success of Some Like It Hot is considered one of the reasons behind the retirement of the Hays Code.

  • The film's closing line, "Well, nobody's perfect," is ranked 78th on The Hollywood Reporter list of Hollywood's 100 Favorite Movie Lines.

  • The film was made in California during the summer and autumn of 1958, with many scenes shot at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California which appeared as the "Seminole Ritz Hotel" in Miami in the film.

  • Some Like It Hot received widespread critical acclaim and is considered among the best films of all time.

  • In 1989, the film became one of the first 25 inducted into the United States National Film Registry.Some Like It Hot: A Highly Acclaimed Film

  • Some Like It Hot was voted as the top comedy film by the American Film Institute on their list on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs poll in 2000.

  • In 2017, the BBC conducted a poll of 253 film critics from 52 countries, which selected Some Like It Hot as the best comedy of all time.

  • The British Film Institute included this film on its list of "Top fifty films for children up to the age of 14".

  • In the 2012 Sight & Sound polls, it was ranked the 42nd-greatest film ever made in the critics' poll and 37th in the directors' poll.

  • In 2010, The Guardian considered it the 3rd-best comedy film of all time.

  • In 2015, the film ranked 30th on BBC's "100 Greatest American Films" list, voted on by film critics from around the world.

  • The film was voted at No. 52 on the list of "100 Greatest Films" by the prominent French magazine Cahiers du cinéma in 2008.

  • In July 2018, it was selected to be screened in the Venice Classics section at the 75th Venice International Film Festival.

  • The film was inducted in 1989 into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

  • An unsold television pilot was filmed by Mirisch Productions in 1961 featuring Vic Damone and Tina Louise.

  • In 1972, a musical play based on the screenplay of the film, entitled Sugar, opened on Broadway.

  • Tony Curtis performed in a 2002 stage production of the film, this time cast as Osgood Fielding III, the character originally played by Joe E. Brown.

  • A new adaptation of the film is set to star Christian Borle at the Shubert Theatre in 2022.

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How well do you know the iconic film Some Like It Hot? Test your knowledge with our quiz and find out if you're a true fan of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon's hilarious cross-dressing antics. From behind-the-scenes trivia to memorable quotes, this quiz covers everything you need to know about one of the greatest comedies of all time. So put on your best wig and get ready to prove your love for Some Like It Hot!

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