Dublin actress turned novelist Deirdre Purcell reveals why Some Like It Hot is her favourite movie in an interview with the Irish Independent today.
“With its peerless performances, not least by Jack Lemmon, it never fails to entertain and for me, now, represents a wonderful lesson in how to script a movie. It was from this I learned that the classic turning point of almost any movie comes 28 minutes in. In this one, it occurs when the two lads, Lemmon and Tony Curtis, clap eyes on Marilyn Monroe sashaying down the railway platform. The destination of the movie is now set. I hired a print of it and showed it at the Strand Cinema in Fairview to entertain our wedding guests. Of course we went there in CIE’s wedding bus.”