Cons: men in panty hose
The Movie "Some Like it Hot" provides one of the most
uproarious comedies ever to be produced. The concept
alone could have come out today and sold out theaters.
This is one of the few movies that we watched that
really has no movie that can really even be argued as
the best comedy ever. This combines everything that
comedy had to offer at the time and dressed it up in
The physical comedy seen in the silent films, which I
wrote about the General, is very prevalent,
particularly during the chase sequences. The way the
sequences are choreographed and shot are very
reminiscent of the silent movies. There is also a
sequence where Joe is hiding in the bathtub that uses
the physical comedy as the punch line when he stands
up to reveal that he had been laying in a bubble bath
with a sailor suit on from a previous scene. The way
that they use physical comedy to punctuate the
sequence is very reminiscent of the silent film genre.
Another form of existing comedy which I see influence
of in here is a Marx brothers style dialogue using
several word plays and puns. This movie really helped
bring that up to a level where, in my eyes, puns where
no longer "The lowest common denominator of humor".