Pretty Woman

For the Roy Orbison song sometimes known as "Pretty Woman", see Oh, Pretty Woman.

Pretty Woman is an American romantic comedy motion picture that was one of the top films at the box office in 1990. The winner of the Golden Globe Award and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her lead performance as Los Angeles streetwalker Viv Ward, actress Julia Roberts achieved megastar status as a result of this film.

In a role modeled in part on real-life business financier Henry Kravis, co-star Richard Gere portrays Edward Lewis, a wealthy and ruthless businessman who makes a living as a corporate takeover specialist.

An oft-told love story about two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum who meet and fall in love, Pretty Woman is the highest-grossing romantic comedy in history.

The film also featured the song "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison, "King Of Wishful Thinking" by Go West, and the first major hit of the Swedish band Roxette, "It Must Have Been Love".

The movie was heavily edited into the final result which most are familiar with. It is often referred to as a story about a "hooker with a heart of gold," inferring that although she has chosen a lifestyle of prostitution, the character of Vivian is actually a good person. The original script painted her as hyper-sexual and a heavy drug user. These aspects were eventually incorperated into the character of Kit. However, scenes were filmed (but cut) that feature into these personality flaws. Notably, a moment occurs when Vivian comments that she would rather give the character of Edward speedy gratification than have to spend the night with him. ("I could just pop 'ya good and be on my way.)" Another filmed scene has her confronted by drug dealers outside of The Blue Banana only to have Edward rescue her. These were included on the 15th anniversary DVD release.

Notoriously, Roberts has commented that the body on the cover is not her own; her head was pasted on a photograph of her body double, who also appeared in the opening sequence of the film.

Primary Cast:

  • Richard Gere: Edward Lewis
  • Julia Roberts: Vivian Ward
  • Ralph Bellamy: Jim Morse
  • Jason Alexander: Phil Stuckey
  • Laura San Giacomo: Kit De Luca
  • Hector Elizondo: Barney Thompson
  • Hank Azaria: Detective (Hollywood Blvd.)

Awards:

Winner: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Julia Roberts)

Nominated:

  • BAFTA Award for Best Picture
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
  • Academy Award for Best Actress (Julia Roberts)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama (Richard Gere)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture (Hector Elizondo)
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (J.F. Lawton)

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. Winner: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Julia Roberts). See also:. Primary Cast:. Previous version:. Notoriously, Roberts has commented that the body on the cover is not her own; her head was pasted on a photograph of her body double, who also appeared in the opening sequence of the film. Followed by:.

These were included on the 15th anniversary DVD release. The extended editions of The Fellowship of the Ring and the second movie, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers had limited theatrical runs in selected cities worldwide in late 2003, during the run-up to the release of the final film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. ("I could just pop 'ya good and be on my way.)" Another filmed scene has her confronted by drug dealers outside of The Blue Banana only to have Edward rescue her. On Tuesday, November 12, 2002, Special Extended DVD Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was released, containing 208 minutes (3 hours, 28 minutes) of footage. Notably, a moment occurs when Vivian comments that she would rather give the character of Edward speedy gratification than have to spend the night with him. In the theatrical version, she appeared dark and brooding. However, scenes were filmed (but cut) that feature into these personality flaws. Notable among the restored scenes is additional footage of a smiling Galadriel bestowing gifts on the members of the fellowship.

These aspects were eventually incorperated into the character of Kit. The movie has also been released on videotape and DVD, with some editions having additional footage and commentary not included in the theatrical release edition. The original script painted her as hyper-sexual and a heavy drug user. (Source: IMDB Top Movies Chart (http://us.imdb.com/Charts/worldtopmovies)). It is often referred to as a story about a "hooker with a heart of gold," inferring that although she has chosen a lifestyle of prostitution, the character of Vivian is actually a good person. After the close of its theater run, it ranked in the top ten highest grossing movies worldwide, with takings of $860,700,000 USA dollars from world-wide theatrical box office receipts (movie ticket sales). The movie was heavily edited into the final result which most are familiar with. The nominated categories were Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ian McKellen), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Music, Song (Enya, Nicky Ryan and Roma Ryan for "May It Be"), Best Picture, Best Sound and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.

The film also featured the song "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison, "King Of Wishful Thinking" by Go West, and the first major hit of the Swedish band Roxette, "It Must Have Been Love". The winning categories were for Best Cinematography, Best Effects, Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Best Music, Original Score. An oft-told love story about two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum who meet and fall in love, Pretty Woman is the highest-grossing romantic comedy in history. In 2002 the movie won 4 Academy Awards out of 13 nominations. In a role modeled in part on real-life business financier Henry Kravis, co-star Richard Gere portrays Edward Lewis, a wealthy and ruthless businessman who makes a living as a corporate takeover specialist. Other fans explain that, compared to the many film adaptations of literary works over the years, many of which bear little or no resemblance to the source material, this film and the remainder of the trilogy are still very faithful adaptations, with some changes necessary due to the differing limitations of film. The winner of the Golden Globe Award and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her lead performance as Los Angeles streetwalker Viv Ward, actress Julia Roberts achieved megastar status as a result of this film. Some fans also felt that movie producers missed the linguistic basis of the work (as Tolkien invented the world to bring his languages alive and not the other way around):.

Pretty Woman is an American romantic comedy motion picture that was one of the top films at the box office in 1990. However, more than a few people expressed surprise when the movie's plot diverged from that of the book in what might be considered more fundamental ways. Lawton). Many of these protests seemed to be rather minor concerns and were largely ignored by general movie going audiences. Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (J.F. A small but vocal minority of admirers of the original book raised some concerns when the film was released, complaining that the movie's screenplay made a number of changes to Tolkien's story. Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture (Hector Elizondo). A list of filming locations, sorted by appearance order in the movie:.

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama (Richard Gere). This helped give the illusion of realism to the battle sequences. Academy Award for Best Actress (Julia Roberts). For the battle between the Last Alliance and the forces of Sauron that begins the film, an elaborate CGI animation system, called MASSIVE, was developed that would allow thousands of individual animated "characters" in the program to act differently. Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Perspective tricks used by stage magicians were also employed, so that it would look as though the short hobbits were interacting with taller Men and Elves. BAFTA Award for Best Picture. Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen were filmed in separate versions of the same corridor, built at two different scales, and a fast camera pan conceals the edit between the two.

Hank Azaria: Detective (Hollywood Blvd.). At one point in the film Frodo runs along a corridor in Bag End, followed by Gandalf. Hector Elizondo: Barney Thompson. Stunt doubles were used in certain scenes, while entire duplicates of certain sets (especially Bag End in Hobbiton) were built at two different scales, so that the characters would appear to be the appropriate size. Laura San Giacomo: Kit De Luca. Many simple tricks were used to cast the hobbits (and Gimli the Dwarf) as diminutive. Jason Alexander: Phil Stuckey. Elijah Wood, who plays Frodo, is 5' 6" tall in real life; but the character of Frodo Baggins is barely four feet tall.

Ralph Bellamy: Jim Morse. One noticeable effect that appears in almost every scene involves setting a proper scale so that the characters are all the proper height. Julia Roberts: Vivian Ward. The Fellowship of the Ring makes extensive use of digital, practical and makeup special effects throughout. Richard Gere: Edward Lewis. Men, Hobbits, a Wizard, an Elf and a Dwarf form a fellowship to help him on his quest. To stop this ancient evil once and for all, Frodo Baggins must destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom.

Sauron, the dark lord, has awakened and threatens to conquer Middle-earth. with principal photography taking 14 months and postproduction continuing long after that. $180 million. It was produced as the first of three films based on the novel, filmed simultaneously on location in New Zealand with a budget of U.S.

The screenplay was written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson. The final scene is actually taken from the first chapter of the second volume, The Two Towers. Tolkien's epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings. R.

R. It retells the adventures of the members of the "Fellowship of the Ring" that is contained in The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of J. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a film, released on Wednesday, December 19, 2001, directed by Peter Jackson with a runtime of 178 minutes (2 hours, 58 minutes). Fellowship of the Ring - For more information on the fellowship.

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The Lord of the Rings, a 1978 animated film by Ralph Bakshi. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Released 2003. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Released 2002. A few lines of the poem do, however, make it into the soundtrack at the departure from Lórien.

In particular, Namárië, Galadriel's lament in Lórien that begins "Ai! laurië lantar lassi súrinen", did not appear in the film, although Tolkien considered it one of the highest points of The Fellowship of the Ring. Perhaps more significantly, Frodo appears much younger. In the film, Sam Gamgee is treated as an adult at Bilbo Baggins' farewell party; in the books, he was only 21 (still 12 years from his coming of age). Arwen Evenstar has a far greater role; and her replacement of the character of Glorfindel from the novel raised the ire of many dedicated Tolkien fans.

Old Man Willow was transplanted to Fangorn Forest (in the extended version of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers). This material includes the Hobbits' interaction with Tom Bombadil, who is completely absent from the film. The Hobbits' adventures on the way from the Shire to Bree, which occupy over five chapters of the novel, were drastically cut, implying that the journey took place over a much shorter period of time.

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