Sunday, January 19, 2014

DIY Double Feature: TOOTSIE (1982) and SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

This pairing is obvious, I know.  Doesn't mean it's not good.

The viewing order is Dealer's Choice.  I think that phrase applies here.  I don't know.  I'm not big on poker.  It's just a phrase I've had stuck in my head for a few weeks, and I'd love to shake it...  So, I thought maybe if I used it, even if incorrectly, I'd be done with it.

Anyway, watch SOME LIKE IT HOT:

And watch TOOTSIE:

But before you watch either picture, watch this:

Then, while you watch the movies, think about all of the books you've judged and dismissed based on their covers, think about advantages or disadvantages you've had in life just because you were born you, think about what you could start doing tomorrow if you didn't keep yourself within the lines of your assigned demographic, etc.

But don't think too hard.  That guy is a fantastic actor and who knows whence those tears doth come.

Released:  1959
Writer:  Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Director:  Billy Wilder
Leads:  Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe
Plot summary and what not of SOME LIKE IT HOT @ Wikipedia

Released:  1982
Writer:  Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, Barry Levinson, Elaine May
Director:  Sydney Pollack
Leads:  Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray, Teri Garr
Plot summary and what not of TOOTSIE @ Wikipedia