Bring­ing back magic of cin­ema

Irish Independent - - LETTERS & EDITORIAL COMMENT -

Read­ing Paul Whit­ting­ton’s film ar­ti­cle (Re­view, Ir­ish In­de­pen­dent, Septem­ber 2, ‘Are you hav­ing a laugh?’) brought back some lovely mem­o­ries from my many vis­its to the cin­ema in Dublin back in the 1960s.

The cin­ema brought me to a dif­fer­ent world and helped me to sur­vive the many demons of my young life.

One magic gem I will never for­get, which Paul lists as one of his comedy favourites, is ‘Some Like it Hot’, with Cur­tis, Lem­mon and Mon­roe.

I saw it first as a very young lad with my par­ents and came out of the cin­ema as a gang­ster with a ma­chine gun shoot­ing ev­ery­one around me.

When I saw it again, many years later, my re­ac­tion was a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, a lit­tle hot­ter! I just loved Mon­roe and laughed my­self sick at the won­der­ful comedy per­for­mances of Cur­tis and Lem­mon.

Pure magic. Brian McDe­vitt Glen­ties, Co Done­gal

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