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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (December 5, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312318499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312318499
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Richard Curtis's previous screenplays include The Tall Guy, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bean, Notting Hill, and Bridget Jones's Diary. Love Actually is his directorial debut.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Blake Petit VINE VOICE on December 23, 2003
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I've been quite pleased at the number of my favorite films whose scripts have been published in recent years, and this book makes a nice addition to that collection. "Love Actually" was a beautiful film, nine great love stories woven together in a way that takes an absurd amount of talent on the writer's part. Richard Curtis, in this book, tells a bit about how the film came about, shares some scenes and storylines that were cut (some before filming, some afterwards), and of course includes the script. With so many storylines being juggled around it would have been quite easy for this story to get jumbled or confusing, but Curtis balances all nine stories perfectly. For those still a bit confused, however, Curtis includes a "family tree" in this book that shows how everyone in the film is linked to everyone else.
The book also includes a gallery of posters for the movie, "Love" Q&As filled out by the stars (you'll be quite surprised to learn which ones are cynics and which are romantics at heart), and tons of photographs throughout. I got this book because, as a movie geek, I wanted to read the screenplay to get a feel for how to write such a story, but this book turned out to be a wonderful volume for those who are just fans of the movie as well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rochelle Leonor on February 23, 2004
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Richard Curtis is a genius! Although I haven't seen the movie version yet, Love Actually the screenplay heightened my excitement for the movie. The screenplay will leave readers giddy with excitement, eagerly anticipating the turnout of every character's story.
All characters are very human and everyone is looking for love in different forms, which anyone can easily relate to. Readers will find themselves rooting for all characters. The book is also complemented with photos of the movie and budding scriptwriters can pick up points on how to make a screenplay.
The book is masterfully written and it is a great read for those who are looking for love because, as Hugh Grant's character says in the opening scene, "I've got a sneaking suspicion you'll find that love actually is all around."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By meg raff on February 1, 2007
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amazing movie, soundtrack AND book. i love love love it. when i got it i basically flipped out and sat down and read the whole thing through. this is a must have for anyone who loved the movie!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "spinbunny" on December 17, 2003
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I love Richard Curtis.
And I love it when they publish the script with the insider's view of the film and the script. Those who loved "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill" will not be disappointed by this gem of a movie or a book --- the entire script, with deleted scenes and photos is presented along with an indepth interview of Richard Curtis and behind the scenes photos of the shoot.
(And even an explanation of how everyone knows each other, which would help if you saw the movie and were confused the first time, as I was -- also a very funny list of inside jokes is included!)
As well there are interviews with all the cast members on their views on LOVE and a hilarious section on rejected movie posters (this one is even funnier than the treatise of this subject in "4W=1F")
If you love movies, love romantic comedies, love life, or just love love in general this is a great book ... a great gift (especially for Valentine's Day!)
Buy the book, read the movie ... it is worth it!
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WHAT IT IS

This is one of the best presentations of a script I've purchased in recent months. There's loads of extras in this paperback including some queries with the principle actors, bascstories on characters, cut scenes and storylines, great photos (behind the scenes as well as infront of the camera) and of course, the full screenplay.

WHY I PURCHASED IT

In general this is one of my favorite movies, but I am also an aspiring screenwriter and am currently using this screenplay to assist me with formatting my own intersecting lives in my screen play. It's a relief to see a screenplay with such depth be easily read and translated by enve a novie like me. Love Actually is proof positive that the best screenplays are rewritten, not written. Thank you Richard Curtis!
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This is a film for people, like myself, who like movies that make them think, but occassionly need a feel-good flick with just enough complication to keep it interesting. I laughed, I cried, I got up on my feet and danced, I clapped my hands and I'm telling everyone I know that Love Actually is, actually, a must see movie!!!! And, so the screenplay is, also, a must read!
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