As filming the famous film "Some Like It Hot"
Many people think: the film in black and white, because the old one. In fact, this stylized film the beginning of XX century: the primary source was the French band of 35-year "Fanfares of Love", then there was the eponymous German remake of the 51 th.
It should come down to 8 years of adventure-romantic story of two musicians who dressed in ladies' dresses to go on tour with a female orchestra came on American soil. "Some like it hot", in the Russian hire - "Some Like It Hot."
Initially, the film was planned to shoot in color, but after a few screen tests this idea was abandoned because of too noticeable green tint around heavy makeup Curtis and Lemmon in the images of Josephine and Daphne.
But the ease with which they entered the image of Daphne and Josephine: once (just in suits dzhazistok) actors went to a nearby kinopavilonov, went into the ladies' room, and sitting quietly in front of a mirror, began to paint her lips. Passed by the dancer, never for a moment suspected that something was wrong, even asked where the "girls" are removed.
Marilyn Monroe was peerless ... on the screen, but not during the filming. Because of it, Curtis had over 42 doubles nadkusyvat leg of chicken, because the star is not able to properly play the scene. Because of this, the boys 47 doubles were standing in high heels, sweating under the silk stockings and overhead busts.
Hours of late arrival to the site, a reluctance to leave the dressing room - it just all, and the director says: "As an actress with a keen sense of comic dialogue, it was just brilliant."
As a consultant for the main actors was invited to present a transvestite from Berlin. After the first day of class, he said, "Curtis excels and Lemmon is simply not possible, it will not work, he always refuses to do what I command him." What actor explained his policy: "I do not want a convincing transformation into a woman, we have to represent the two men who are uncomfortable in a dress." Directed supported Lemmon line to the evident displeasure of the transvestite.
Marilyn Monroe was pregnant during filming, as a result looked much thicker than usual. For the production of photographic film used to understudy the body, subsequently mounted Monroe head.
In one of the previews in the scene when Jack Lemmon announces her engagement, the audience was laughing so much that a few lines of dialogue, it was impossible to make out. Later remade stage with longer pauses, and with the addition of the game on the maracas.
The original title of the film - "Some Like It Hot" - a quote from the children's song "Hot oatmeal with peas" The full quote: "Some like it hot, others - cold, someone - a nine-pot" (Some like it hot, some like it cold, Some like it in the pot, nine days old). The phrase is also used in one of the dialogues, when the comment "Junior" that he prefers classic hot jazz, Marilyn Monroe's character replies: "Some Like It Hot."
The working title of the picture was "Not tonight, Josephine"
The film's director Billy Wilder wanted the role of Jerry / Daphne played Frank Sinatra. His choice for the role of Darling - not Marilyn Monroe, and actress Mitzi Gaynor.
Many dialogs Marilyn could read just by looking at the text - for example, in a scene of farewell phone conversation with Curtis Monroe is seen as her eyes run over the lines.
In the scene where Daphne dancing tango with Fielding and he says, "you are again behaving", in fact, leads just fielding, and Daphne is in a position of ladies (partner with his left hand holding his right hand partner's, his right hand - to her waist, and her left hand - on his shoulder). This is evident also in pairs, dancing in the background in the correct position. So after Fielding remarks they get up just in the "wrong" position.
It's funny that the only "Oscar" film, which has been recognized and the audience (in the US box office budget of $ 2, 5 million. Was surpassed by more than seven times) and critics (as voted by the American Film Institute in 2001, she even named the best comedy in history), he got as little as suits in black-and-white film. But everything is explained very simply - in the year to kinoolimpe reigned Biblical superkoloss "Ben Hur", grab a record number of awards (11).
After viewing the producers told the director that he must redo everything, show more Marilyn.
They also said: "A good comedy can be no longer than one and a half hours!". Wilder has promised to make the necessary changes, in fact, cut one scene fifteen seconds, and the rest left in its original form.
In this film looked 28, 9 million. Man the re-release of the Soviet film distribution in 1985.
Censorship cut 25 minutes of material, of which more than half of kissing the heroine Marilyn Monroe and other scenes that are close to erotic.
The total audience for the two issues in the USSR rental was 77, 9 million. Spectators.