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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Nominated:. [1] (http://www.reelclassics.com/Movies/Tiffanys/tiffanys3.htm). Winner: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Julia Roberts). Tiffany & Co., the famous New York jewelry store where Holly eats breakfast in the scene under the opening titles, is located at 727 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street in New York City. Primary Cast:. The song is about a crumbling relationship between two people with nothing in common except that they "both kinda liked" the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. 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. In 1995, the band Deep Blue Something had a hit with a song called "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

These were included on the 15th anniversary DVD release. The production ranks with shows like Portofino (1958), Kelly (1965), and Carrie (1988) among the legendary disasters of the Broadway musical theatre, but the other three at least managed an opening (if an ill-advised one). ("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. The production, which starred Mary Tyler Moore as Holly, along with Richard Chamberlain and Sally Kellerman, was supposed to open at the Majestic Theatre in New York on December 26, 1966, but Merrick closed the show after a few previews, before the official opening. 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. with a book originally by Abe Burrows (replaced by Edward Albee) and music and lyrics by Bob Merrill. However, scenes were filmed (but cut) that feature into these personality flaws. In 1966 David Merrick produced a Broadway musical based upon Breakfast at Tiffany's.

These aspects were eventually incorperated into the character of Kit. Award nominations:. The original script painted her as hyper-sexual and a heavy drug user.
Award wins:. 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. Among the film's negative notes, Mickey Rooney's racially stereotyped performance as Holly's Japanese landlord remains controversial nearly 45 years after the film's release, because that stereotype was absent from the novella and was added to enlarge the physical attractiveness of the leading white couple by contrast. The movie was heavily edited into the final result which most are familiar with. His success here led directly to him being cast in his best-known role as Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies.

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 film also rejuvenated the career of 1930s movie song-and-dance man Buddy Ebsen, who had a small but effective role in this film as Doc Golightly, Holly's ex-husband. 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. Wisp-thin Audrey Hepburn as Holly, carrying a cigarette holder almost as long as she is tall, is considered one of the iconic images of 20th century American cinema, and the film marked a major comeback for the actress after several years of unsuccessful films. 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. Instead, "Moon River" became a major hit for Andy Williams, who made it his theme song. According to Mancini, a studio executive hated the song and demanded it be cut from the film; Hepburn, who was present when this proclamation was made, responded to the suggestion with very unexpected language. 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. However, her definitive version of the song was not released on an album until after her death.

Pretty Woman is an American romantic comedy motion picture that was one of the top films at the box office in 1990. Sung by Hepburn herself, it was written to her singing range as she was not an experienced singer. Lawton). Audrey Hepburn introduced the film's signature song, "Moon River", by Henry Mancini, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (J.F. Although simple in concept, crowd control, Hepburn's dislike for pastries (something she was required to eat for the scene), and an accident that nearly resulted in the electrocution of a crew member made capturing the scene a challenge for director Edwards. Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture (Hector Elizondo). Another rumor exists in regards to the difficulty in filming the film's opening sequence, in which Holly gazes into a Tiffany's shop window.

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama (Richard Gere). According to Hollywood rumor, Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe to play Holly and may have written the original story with her in mind. Academy Award for Best Actress (Julia Roberts). Capote's novel also included language that was toned down as well as a more complex ending which became a conventional romantic happy ending for the film. Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. There was also no love story between the narrator (played by George Peppard in the film) and Holly, because he was a closet homosexual. BAFTA Award for Best Picture. For example, in the novella, Holly is more explicitly described as being a prostitute, something only hinted at in the film.

Hank Azaria: Detective (Hollywood Blvd.).
A number of changes had to be made to make the storyline acceptable to a film audience and fans of Audrey Hepburn. Hector Elizondo: Barney Thompson. In 1961, Breakfast at Tiffany's was adapted as a film that follows some aspects of Capote's original story quite closely. Laura San Giacomo: Kit De Luca. The story documents the life of a young woman, Holly Golightly, who is trying to find her place in the world when she meets "Fred" (who is without a name in the book, but christened "Paul Varjak" in the film). Jason Alexander: Phil Stuckey. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a novella by Truman Capote, published in 1958.

Ralph Bellamy: Jim Morse. Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay ? (George Axelrod). Julia Roberts: Vivian Ward. Academy Award for Best Art Direction - (Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson, Sam Comer, Ray Moyer). Richard Gere: Edward Lewis. Academy Award for Best Actress ? (Audrey Hepburn). DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures ? (Blake Edwards).

WGA for Best Written American Drama ? (George Axelrod). Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album or Recording or Score ? (John Addison). Academy Award for Best Song: "Moon River" ? (Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini). Academy Award for Original Music Score ? (Henry Mancini).

Yunioshi. Mickey Rooney  : Mr. Dorothy Whitney  : Mag Wildwood. Alan Reed  : Sally Tomato.

John McGiver  : Tiffany's salesman. Josť Luis de Villalonga  : Josť da Silva Pereira. Berman. J.

Martin Balsam  : O. Buddy Ebsen  : Doc Golightly. Patricia Neal  : Tooley. George Peppard  : Paul 'Fred' Varjak.

Audrey Hepburn  : Holly Golightly.

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