One of the final scenes takes place at a film premiere, which presented difficulties. While packing to leave, a furious Anna accuses Will of exploiting the situation for his own benefit and declares that she regrets their time together, because the press will make sure it never goes away. Watching the inflections of Julia Robert's face became a mesmerizing cinema experience. Anna calls him back in and says she has cleared her evening. The British often put more creativity below the narrative surface and into the setting than Americans do, and often get beyond formula. He is surprised to find that it is a Henry James film, something he had previously suggested would be a good role for Anna. They were the jigsaw that had to be put together all in one go, and I think we've got a very good variety of people who can realistically still live in the same world.
Seasons pass and Will, though determined to forget Anna, remains miserable. Important roles are also played by Tim McInnerny and Gina McKee as William's best friend Max and his disabled wife Bella; the love of this ordinary couple for each other provides a more realistic, down-to-earth counterpart to the fairy-tale romance of William and Anna, helping to anchor the film more firmly in reality. Like others, I found myself wondering how much Anna's personality reflects Julia Roberts's own; she too has had a number of unhappy relationships. The film concerns the romance which develops between William and a young woman named Anna Scott whom he meets when she comes into his shop. For me, it's still delightful after nine months and nine viewings. William recommends this book to Anna, commenting that unlike another book in the store the author has at least been to Istanbul.
At a dinner with his friends, Will discovers that Anna is now an Oscar winner and back in town making a period film. They take turns supporting his decision to end the relationship by halfheartedly pointing out Anna's flaws. He coasts on the words. It's mostly popular tunes that underscore the action. The two original themes by Trevor Jones are beautiful, lushly written, and quite fitting to the main characters. But when he arrives, she tells him he must leave immediately.
The film won Best British Film, Best British Director for Roger Michell, and Best British Actor for Hugh Grant at the Empire Awards. You'll feel this when you find yourself compelled to see this deeply felt, yet very funny, film twice, thrice, or more. As in Mary Poppins when Burt jumps into the chalk sidewalk drawing, I longed to join this tapestry of two people falling in love, among caring friends and relatives. The film's soundtrack won Best Soundtrack at the Brit Awards, beating Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Then wrap all this with a humorous, loving and insightful group of friends and family. Gina McKee's turn here as Grant's wheelchair-bound female friend is of someone with deeply felt individuality and unique perceptiveness, including her own tender perspective on loves past and present - especially her husband.
Here, all of the lead character's circle deeply cares about him, as he does about them. Once she calms down, they spend some time on the rooftop patio rehearsing lines from Anna's next film. Rhys Ifans's Spike, by contrast, typifies another strand of British humour, the eccentric zaniness found in the likes of 'Monty Python'. The scene where Anna says to William 'I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her' is the one where we see her at her most vulnerable. Richard Curtis's inventive screenplay is one of the best in years, and would reward a look in book form as well.
Notting Hill 1999 This is an online movie guide. A little later, he still can't believe it himself, William runs into her again - this time spilling orange juice over her. Apart from the small bit of satire, Grant's character plays on the emotions of every guy who has ever unexplainably fell in to, threw orange juice-on, lost out on, and fell back in to love. The screenplay was by Richard Curtis, who had written Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 , and the film was produced by Duncan Kenworthy and directed by Roger Michell. Source of the article :. Will is exhilarated, before remembering that he is expected at his sister Honey's birthday party; Anna surprises him by offering to be his date. Other places within Notting Hill included Westbourne Park Road, Golborne Road, Landsdowne Road and the Coronet Cinema.
Quinn and the rest of her team had to write to thousands of people in the area, promising to donate to each person's favourite charity, resulting in 200 charities receiving money. Before leaving, she impulsively kisses him and then asks him not to mention what just occurred. Interior scenes were the last to be filmed, at Shepperton Studios. Given headphones to listen to the actors over their microphones, Will overhears Anna bantering with her rude co-star, until the co-star mentions seeing Will and Anna refers to him dismissively. He is divorced and shares his house with an eccentric, care-free Welshman named Spike and has a small, tight knit group of friends that includes his sister, Honey. To discover this in a film is joyous. The current door is blue again.
Although both characters are in their late twenties or thirties, it is noteworthy that Anna refers to 'girl and boy' rather than 'woman and man'. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. The main charm, however, lies in the relationship of the two main characters, as Anna comes to realise that the seemingly ordinary William has a kindness and decency which count for more than the monstrous egos of Jeff and his like. The humour of the film, particularly the dinner-party banter between William and his friends, is mostly of the typically ironic, self-deprecating variety popular in Britain, especially in middle-class circles. They pile into Max's car and race across London to Anna's hotel, where they find that she has checked out and is holding a press conference at the Savoy Hotel.
And his friends tell him, sometimes with only searching looks, just when he's picked up -too much- of being on his own. They were concerned that if our fake was too good, it might float around the market and create problems. Her American movie star boyfriend who was never mentioned until now appears and starts to bark orders at him, as well as make unflattering comments about Anna's weight. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. The story demonstrates to the extreme that love can occur between the most unlikely of people, and the humorous portrayal of this, is both touching and realistic. She also ends up being much funnier, when you've rewound the tape and end up thinking about the story. That night, Anna goes to him and they have sex.