LOVE ACTUALLY RICHARD CURTIS BOOK

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Love Actually Paperback – December 5, Love Actually is the highly awaited new screenplay and directorial debut from phenomenally popular screenwriter Richard Curtis. Weaving together the stories of ten couples, the movie is as real as our own lives, and as funny, wise, and. Love Actually book. Read 37 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Love Actually is the highly awaited new screenplay and directorial de. Love Actually is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. It features an ensemble cast, many of whom had worked with Curtis in Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Download as PDF · Printable version.


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LOVE ACTUALLY – RICHARD CURTIS The film Love Actually () stars Hugh Grant as the Prime Minister, Alan Rickman as `What kind of book is it?'. Richard Curtis, the writer and director behind some of Britain's Notting Hill and Love, Actually, was reflecting on some of the things he had not. Love Actually by Richard Curtis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Two were clipped in the scripting phase, but two were shot and cut in post. Those lost before production involved a girl with a wheelchair, and one about a boy who records a love song for a classmate who ultimately hooks up with his drummer.

Shot but cut for time was a brief aside featuring an African couple supporting each other during a famine, and another storyline that followed home a school headmistress , revealing her long-time commitment to her lesbian partner. Universal Studios It might be of little surprise that the raciest element of this holiday movie rarely makes it on TV.

Their scenes have the pair mimicking sex acts, but even as simulations of simulated sex, their storyline is usually deemed too hot for TV. So sure was Curtis that he wanted McCutcheon for the role of the love interest to the Prime Minister that he had the character's name as "Martine" in early drafts.

Curtis explained in the DVD commentary that the name was changed to "Natalie" before McCutcheon's audition, "so she wouldn't get cocky. Both actresses were impressed by the unconventional move, but Linney told The Daily Beast she was even more flattered by its contents.

Peter Mountain, Universal Pictures This was the first collaboration between Nighy and Curtis, with the former playing the shameless, comeback-seeking rocker Billy Mack. On the film's year anniversary, Nighy recalled to The Daily Beast , "I did a rehearsal reading of the script as a favor to the great casting director, Mary Selway, who had been trying to get me into a film for a long time.

I thought it was simply to help her hear the script aloud and to my genuine surprise I was given the job. And it was a masterpiece of diplomacy, too; we all had the same size and type of trailer. In Four Weddings and a Funeral , also penned by Curtis, there was a scene where Hugh Grant's character Charles flirts with a woman at a wedding by mocking the terrible catering, only to discover that she is the caterer.

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The scene was cut from the film, but was reshot nearly a decade later with Kris Marshall acting out the flirtatious faux pas. In the commentary track, Curtis admits that some drafts of the Love Actually script still had Charles's name on portions of the scene.

In the commentary, Curtis also confessed his affection and admiration for writer-director Rebecca Frayn and how it led to a heartbreaking scene in Love Actually. She's uncredited in the film because she never has a scene to perform. Arguably the saddest moment in Love Actually is when Thompson's character realizes her husband has been unfaithful. It was an amazing feat of acting.

Grant wanted it to be a grounded performance and resented Curtis's push to make the part more whimsical. This came to a head when shooting Grant's dance number, which the actor refused to rehearse.

In , when facing criticism for his dealings with the United States, then-Prime Minister Tony Blair responded by saying, "I know there's a bit of us that would like me to do a Hugh Grant in Love Actually and tell America where to get off. But the difference between a good film and real life is that in real life there's the next day, the next year, the next lifetime to contemplate the ruinous consequences of easy applause.

But in the DVD commentary, Curtis admits that what she wore beneath her cozy sweater was a major matter of debate that involved a lengthy meeting with his producers and 20 different sets of bras and panties to be considered. Before he broke out with 's Shaun of the Dead , Simon Pegg was best known for his work on the British sitcom Spaced. It was in this stage of his career that he was eyed for the role of Rufus, the jewelry salesman in Love Actually.

However, Curtis ended up casting Rowan Atkinson, who was not only a bigger star but a longtime friend from their college days; the two had previously worked together on Four Weddings and A Funeral, Mr. Bean , and Black Adder. Rather than just an overenthusiastic gift wrapper with a good Samaritan streak at the airport, Atkinson's Rufus was initially written as a heavenly helper in disguise.

A scene was even shot were he'd evaporate after helping Sam get past security at Heathrow. Later, David walks in on Natalie serving tea and biscuits to the president, and it appears that something untoward is happening.

Natalie seems ashamed, but the president has a sly grin on his face. At the following joint press conference, David is uncharacteristically assertive while taking a stand against the president's intimidating policies.

Finding that his relationship with Natalie has become strained and a distraction, David has her moved to another job. However, he is spurred to action on Christmas Eve when he finds a Christmas card from Natalie declaring that she is his and no one else's. After a door-to-door search of her street, he comes across Mia, who informs him that Natalie lives next door. The entire family is on their way to a multi-school Christmas play and he offers to drive them so he can talk to her.

After Natalie sneaks him in to the school, he runs into his heartbroken sister who believes he is there for his niece and nephew.

As the two try to keep from being seen and watch the show from backstage, they finally kiss. All their hiding is for nothing, however, as the curtain rises and they are seen kissing by everyone.

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After Sam feels that he missed his chance to make an impression on her, Daniel convinces Sam that he must go catch Joanna, who is returning to the US, at the airport that night and show her how he feels, lest he regret it.

Sam runs away from the airport security and says hi to Joanna, who then kisses him on the cheek. She is an American who works at Harry's graphic design company and has been in love for years with the company's creative director, Karl Rodrigo Santoro. They finally connect at the firm's Christmas party and he drives her home.

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They kiss, but before more can occur, they are interrupted by her mentally ill brother, Michael, phoning from a mental care facility. Sarah and Karl's evening tryst is aborted and Karl leaves. Michael phones Sarah and she goes to stay with him, sharing her Christmas scarf.

They meet for the sex scenes in a film for which Tony is a production assistant. John tells Judy that "It is nice to have someone [he] can just chat to. Carefully pursuing a relationship, they attend the Christmas pageant involving David and Natalie, Harry and Karen's children, Daniel and Sam, et al.

Rufus[ edit ] Rufus Rowan Atkinson is the jewellery salesman, whose obsessive attention to gift-wrapping nearly results in Harry being caught downloading a necklace for Mia by Karen. Also, it is his distraction of staff at the airport which allows Sam to sneak through to see Joanna.

In the director and cast commentary, it is revealed that Rufus was originally supposed to be a Christmas angel; however, this was dropped from the final script.

Epilogue[ edit ] One month later, all of the characters are seen in Heathrow Airport. Billy tells Joe that his Christmas single has spurred a comeback. Karen and the kids greet Harry, but Karen's reaction suggests that they are struggling to move past his indiscretion.

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Sam greets Joanna, who has returned with her mother from America, and Daniel is joined by his new girlfriend Carol and her son. Newlyweds John and Judy, heading off to their honeymoon, run into Tony, who is awaiting Colin as he returns from America.

Colin returns with Harriet and her sister Carla Denise Richards , who greets Tony with a hug and a kiss.

Natalie welcomes David back from his flight in view of the press, indicating that their relationship is now public.

These scenes dissolve into footage of actual arrivals at Heathrow, as the screen is divided into an increasing number of smaller segments which form the shape of a heart.However he does manage to make the single a hit and celebrates Christmas with his long-time manager and friend Joe. He was also unashamed about making feel-good entertainment.

Here's a cheat sheet. The cast is a constellation, highlighting the shining beauty of Keira Knightley and the nice role of Hugh Grant. He returns to France to find her and ends up walking through town, gathering people as they walk to her job at a restaurant.