Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tony Curtis in heaven above...

Bernard Schwartz, best known as TONY CURTIS, American actor, has just died. Earlier today, on 29 September, he suffered from a cardiac arrest and died in his house in Las Vegas. Curtis participated in many films, such as Spartacus or Some Like it Hot, a fragment of which you can watch below. And he is also well-known for having a turbulent personal life that took him to marry several times, some of them with much younger women. But let's remember him for his outstanding career.

If you want to read further about Curtis's death, click on his photo (source:

Now, watch how it was told in the news reports. This one, from the American TV channel CNN:

Some Like it Hot is one of my favourite films of all times, if you don't mind my saying. It was directed by Billy Wilder in 1959 starring Curtis along with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe. It tells the story of two jazz musicians, Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon), who witness the St Valentine's Massacre, and because of that, they are forced to flee disguised as women as part of a female orchestra that's performing in Florida. Things get complicated when Joe tries to seduce the leading vocalist of the orchestra, 'Sugar' Kane Kowalczyk (Monroe) and when Jerry/Daphne gets wooed by Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown)...

The extract you are going to watch belongs to the moment when Joe/Josephine and Jerry/Daphne are going to board the train that's going to get them to Florida. No subtitles, sorry. Just listen and see what you can understand. ENJOY!!! And remember...


Rest in peace, Tony!

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