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Love Actually

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Love Actually

  1. 2. Cast & Crew <ul><li>Director/Writer: Richard Curtis </li></ul><ul><li>Producer: Tim Bevan </li></ul><ul><li>Sound: Chris Woods </li></ul><ul><li>Editor: Sophia Kotretsos & Jim Moore </li></ul><ul><li>Produced by: Colin Burrows & David Castell </li></ul><ul><li>Original Music: Craig Armstrong </li></ul><ul><li>Actors: Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Martina Mcutcheon, Liam Neeson, Bill Nightly, Kiera Knightly, Emma Thompson, Rodrigo Santoro, Laura Linnley, Alan Rickman </li></ul><ul><li>Production Designer: Jim Clay </li></ul>
  2. 3. Production Companies & Distributors Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Studio Canal, Working Title Films, DNA films Distributors: Universal Pictures, United International pictures, Studio Canal, Mars Distribution, RTL Entertainment Budget: £30,000,000                                                 
  3. 4. Awards <ul><li>BAFTA Film Award, Best Supporting Actor: Bill Nighly </li></ul><ul><li>Empire Award: Best British Actress: Emma Thompson </li></ul><ul><li>Best British Film </li></ul><ul><li>Best Newcomer: Martina Mcutcheon </li></ul><ul><li>Evening Standard British Film Award: Emma Thompson </li></ul><ul><li>WAFCA Award: Best Ensemble Cast </li></ul>
  4. 5. Conventions of Romantic Comedy Genre <ul><li>Sound/Music – Romantic theme tune triggers emotions from the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Mise en Scene – e.g. Peter and Juliets wedding with the surprise of the orchestra in the pews and areas of the church </li></ul><ul><li>Editing – Beginning and end are edited flash boxes of the public greeting people at the airport, showing ‘love is all around’ – nice effect to add to the romance genre </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>                                  
  5. 6. Representations… of London Millenium Bridge, London Number 10 Downing Street Selfridges London
  6. 7. Is ‘Love Actually’ A British Film? <ul><li>Love Actually is a British film as it has British financing, and the majority of the cast and crew are British, including the writer/Director, Richard Curtis. </li></ul><ul><li>The ideology of the build up to Christmas theme suggests the British culture and commercialisation. </li></ul><ul><li>The film is set and filmed in central London with all its British traditions as it is the capital. </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Curtis has given the characters British names, such as, Peter, Juliet, Colin, Bernard, Sam, and Mark. </li></ul><ul><li>The idea of involving a story on the priminister, and using 10 Downing Street, anchors Britishness. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Ant & Dec’ are actors of themselves in the film. This relates to reality of British television, as the two typical, well known British presenters. ‘Parkinson’ is also used in the film to suggest British TV. </li></ul><ul><li>A scene of families going to see their children in the primary school nativity play displays another British tradition that relates to reality. </li></ul>

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