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Pretty Woman is a American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshallfrom a screenplay by J. Originally intended to be a dark cautionary tale about class and sex work in Los Angelesthe film was re-conceived as a romantic comedy with a large budget.
It was widely successful at the box Stand Up And Shout - Dio - The Heavy Metal Headmaster and was the third-highest-grossing film of The film saw the highest number of ticket sales in the US ever for a romantic comedy,  with Box Office Mojo listing it as the number-one romantic comedy by the highest estimated domestic tickets sold at 42,, slightly ahead of My Big Fat Greek Wedding at 41, tickets.
In addition, screenwriter J. High-powered businessman Edward Lewis is dumped by his girlfriend during an unpleasant phone call wherein he asked her to escort him during his business trip; she has finally had enough of being treated solely as his "beck and call girl. Leaving a business party in the Hollywood Hillshe takes his lawyer's Lotus Esprit sports car and accidentally ends up on Hollywood Boulevard in the city's red-light districtwhere he encounters prostitute Vivian Ward.
As Wild Women Do - Various - Pretty Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is having difficulties driving the car, she gets in and guides him to the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotelwhere he is staying. It becomes clear that Vivian knows more about the Lotus than he does, and he lets her drive. That evening, going to a business dinner, Edward is visibly moved by Vivian's transformation brought about by the helpful manager of the hotel and begins seeing Vivian in a different light.
He begins to open up to her, revealing details about his personal and business lives. Edward takes Vivian to a polo match in hopes of networking for his business deal. His attorney, Phillip, suspects Vivian is a corporate spy, and Edward tells him how they truly met. Phillip later approaches Vivian, suggesting they do business once her work with Edward is finished. Insulted, and furious that Edward has revealed their secret, Vivian wants to end the arrangement.
Edward apologizes and admits to feeling jealous of a business associate — whom she had met at the previous night's dinner — to whom Vivian paid attention at the match.
Vivian's straightforward personality is rubbing off on Edward, and he finds himself acting in unaccustomed ways. Vivian is moved to tears by the story of the prostitute who falls in love with a rich man. She breaks her "no kissing on the mouth" rule and they have sex; in the afterglow, believing Edward is asleep, Vivian admits she loves him, and as she drifts off, Edward opens his eyes.
Edward offers to put her up in an apartment so she can be off the streets. Hurt, she refuses and says this is not the "fairy tale" she dreamed of as a child, in which a knight on a white horse rescues her. Meeting with the tycoon whose shipbuilding company he is in the process of raiding, Edward changes his mind. His time with Vivian has shown him a different way of looking at life, and he suggests he and the tycoon work together to save the company rather than tearing it apart and selling off the pieces.
Phillip, furious at losing so much money, goes to the hotel to confront Edward but finds only Vivian. Blaming her for the change in Edward, he attempts Taken For Granted - Roger Morris - First Album rape her.
Edward arrives, wrestles Philip off her, punches him in the face, and throws him out of Wild Women Do - Various - Pretty Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) room. With his business in L. She refuses. Edward re-thinks his life, and as he's leaving for the airport to return to New York, he instead has the hotel chauffeur detour to Vivian's apartment building, where he leaps from the white limousine's sun roof and "rescues her", overcoming his extreme fear of heights to ascend her fire escape.
Edward asks, "So what happens after he climbed up the tower and rescues her? The film was initially conceived as a dark drama Wild Women Do - Various - Pretty Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) sex work in Los Angeles in the s. Edward eventually throws her out of his car and drives off. The original script by J. Lawton, called ended with Vivian and her sex-worker friend on the bus to Disneyland. The deleted scenes have been found, and some were included on the DVD released for the film's 15th anniversary.
In another, she is confronted by drug dealers, then rescued by Edward. Though inspired by such films as Wall Street and The Last Detail the film bears a resemblance to Pygmalion myths : particularly George Bernard Shaw 's play of the same namewhich also formed the basis for the Broadway musical My Fair Lady.
It was Walt Disney Studios then-president Jeffrey Katzenberg who insisted the film be re-written as a modern-day fairy tale and love story, as opposed to the original dark drama. It was pitched to Touchstone Pictures and re-written as a romantic comedy.
The film is one of two movies that triggered a resurgence of romantic comedy in Hollywood, the other being When Harry Met Sally Following this film's success, Roberts became the romantic comedy queen of the s. Casting of the film was a rather lengthy process. In this movie, one of you moves and one of you does not. Guess which one you are? Many other actresses were considered. Marshall originally envisioned Karen Allen for the role; when she declined, auditions went to many better-known actresses of the time including Molly Ringwald who turned it down because she felt uncomfortable playing a sex worker.
Jennifer Connelly was also dismissed for Wild Women Do - Various - Pretty Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) same reason. Meg Ryanwho was a top choice of Marshall's, turned it down as well.
According to a note written by Marshall, Mary Steenburgen was also among the first choices. Diane Lane came very close to being cast the script was much darker at the time ; they had gone as far as costume fittings, but due to scheduling conflicts she could not accept. Michelle Pfeiffer turned the role down, saying she did not like the script's "tone. Her performance made her a star. Lawton, Wild Women Do - Various - Pretty Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) of the original screenplay, has suggested that the film was ultimately given a happy ending because of the chemistry of Gere and Roberts.
Veteran actor Ralph Bellamywho plays James Morse, appears in his final acting performance before his death in The escargot restaurant the "Voltaire" was shot at the restaurant "Rex," now called "Cicada". Filming commenced on July 24,but was immediately plagued by problems. These included Ferrari and Porsche declining the product placement opportunity for the car Edward drove, neither firm wishing to be associated with sex workers.
Shooting was a generally pleasant, easy-going experience, as the budget was broad and the shooting schedule was not tight. The scene in which Gere playfully snaps the lid of a jewelry case on her fingers was improvised, and her surprised laugh was genuine. The red dress Vivian wears to the opera has been listed among the most unforgettable dresses of all time. During the scene in which Roberts sang to a Emaline - Frankie Carle - A Carle-Load Of Hits song in the bathtub, slid down and submerged her head under the bubbles; she emerged to find the crew had left except for the cameraman, who captured the moment on film.
In the love scene, she was so stressed that a vein became noticeable on her forehead and had to be massaged by Marshall and Gere. She also developed a case of hivesMessage of Love - Hendrix* - Band of Gypsys calamine lotion was used to soothe her skin until filming resumed.
The website's critical consensus states, " Pretty Woman may be a yuppie fantasy, but the film's slick comedy, soundtrack, and casting can overcome misgivings. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a D, saying it "starts out as a neo-Pygmalion comedy" and with "its tough-hooker heroine, it can work as a feminist version of an upscale princess fantasy.
Its logic depended on a disconnect between character and narrative, between image and meaning, between money and value, and that made it not cluelessly traditional but thoroughly postmodern. It ranks on 21 in AFI's Years The film is noted for its musical selections. The hugely successful soundtrack features the song " Oh, Pretty Woman " by Roy Orbisonwhich inspired its title. The soundtrack went on to be certified triple platinum by the RIAA. The opera featured in the film is La Traviatawhich also served as inspiration for its plot.
The Great Monkey - Holy Mountain - Earth Measures LP dramatic aria fragment that is repeated is the end of " Dammi tu forza! The piano piece Gere's character plays in the hotel lobby was actually composed and performed by him. Roberts sings the song " Kiss " by Prince while she is in the tub and Gere's character is on the phone. Background music is composed by James Newton Howard.
The soundtrack was released on March 13, by EMI. A stage musical adaptation of the film opened on Broadway on July 20, in previews, officially on August 16 at the Nederlander Theatre.
Lawton wrote the book; and Jerry Mitchell is the director and choreographer. Eric Anderson will portray the role of Mr. Thompson and Kingsley Leggs will play the role of James Morse. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Pretty Woman soundtrack. This article is about the film.
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