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In ‘Some Like It Hot,’ Billy Wilder explores the attributes of artifice

The director Jean-Luc Godard once claimed, “Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.” Joe and Jerry in Billy Wilder’s “Some Like It Hot” are two of the most beautiful frauds in all of cinema. These impoverished musicians, living in Chicago in 1929, try to make a living performing in speakeasies. En route to…
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