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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the original soundtrack to the 1959 motion picture. This edition comprises; the original 1959 Jazz soundtrack, with all of Marilyn's songs from the film, supplemented, for the first time, with the Marilyn Monroe non-album single 'Some Like It Hot', Jazz guitarist Barney Kessel's album of themes from the film and three vocal takes by the great Jack Lemmon. Voted Funniest Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute, Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot is a milestone of film comedy. Its originality and wit, combined with a sense of danger has rarely been duplicated and, in the history of cinema, never equaled. In a story of increasingly wild absurdity, it follows the antics of two idiot musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) who, after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre, struggle to escape the gangsters by dressing up in drag and joining an all-girl band (a band fronted by Marilyn Monroe in arguably her finest screen performance). El.
SOME LIKE IT HOT is an Enhanced CD containing multimedia files for both Mac and Windows, including the theatrical trailer as well as expanded liner notes and photos.
Original score composed by Adolph Deutsch.
Reissue producer: Andrea Troolin.
Includes liner notes by Jeff Bond and Andy Dursin.
Digitally remastered by Dr. Toby Mountain (NDR).
Composer: Adolph Deutsch.
Adolph Deutsch's score to Billy Wilder's 1959 classic Some Like It Hot is as witty and infectious as the film itself; the highlight of Rykodisc's excellent reissue is a trio of tracks sung by star Marilyn Monroe, including the perennial "I Wanna Be Loved By You." ~ Jason Ankeny