Some of us heard the news about the closure of The Travel Bookshop, the bookstore who inspired Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in the movie Notting Hill. It’s sad to know such a lovely place won’t be able to offer tourists its charm anymore.
Directed by Roger Michell, the film was well received by critics, and became the highest grossing British film released back in 1999.
The music was composed by Trevor Jones. Several additional songs written by other artists including Elvis Costello’s cover of the Charles Aznavour song "She", Shania Twain’s remixed version of "You’ve Got A Way", as well as Ronan Keating’s specially recorded cover of "When You Say Nothing at All" were a reason why the movie was so successful.
Alguns de nós ouvimos a notícia sobre o encerramento da The Travel Bookshop, a livraria que inspirou Hugh Grant e Julia Roberts no filme Notting Hill. É triste saber um lugar tão adorável não será capaz de continuar oferecer aos turistas o seu encanto.
Dirigido por Roger Michell, o filme foi bem recebido pelos críticos, tornando-se o maior sucesso de bilheteira britânica em 1999, aquando do seu lançamento.
A música foi composta por Trevor Jones. Várias músicas adicionais escritas por outros artistas, incluindo o cover de Elvis Costello da canção de Aznavour "She", a versão remix da Shania Twain de "You’ve got a Way", bem como o cover especialmente gravado para o filme de Ronan Keating de "When You Say Nothing At All "são uma das razões pelas quais o filme foi tão bem sucedido.
The World is my Curtlefish said:
I didn’t realize it was a real bookstore. I’m sorry to hear it has had to close. Competition from chain bookstores, I suppose. What a shame. Great movie.
One of my favorite movies. Thanks for sharing!
Lovely film that is 🙂 And I like Notting Hill 🙂
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I not Only own this Film, but I’ve watched it maybe 60 times, lol
Yes, I am a Hopeless Romantic, and an Avid Hugh Grant Fan
But more than that, the Supporting Cast was just Awesome
And like you say, the Music really helped to make this Film a Joy to watch
I also own “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, and “Love Actually”, and watch them all… But Notting Hill is My Favorite
Love Actually is a pretty good film too, totally agree!
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Well, Hugh Grant and Bill Nighy are the Best Part about Love Actually
And I actually like the Premise, “Love Actually… Is All Around You” All the Airport Scenes of people Hugging Etc., pretty cool… Sadly, with all the Security in Airports these days, those shots probably aren’t even possible anymore, lol
Ahah those wouldn’t probably be a good idea nowadays, as they’re very strict with airport security .. The only thing I didn’t quite enjoy in this film was the way they pictured Portuguese people.. It was a little too caricatured to my taste xD
Anyway, it was a great success for Lucia Moniz as an actress! Even though I still prefer her as a singer… She’s got a very beautiful and clean Voice!
Ha, totally forgot she was Portuguese… Oh wow, I didn’t realize she was a singer, lol… I’m watchen her on YouTube now… Wow, she does have a very clean voice… But yeah, I actually liked her in the movie, but I know exactly what you mean by being caricatured… The truth is, a lot of the Characters in that movie were a bit too cliche’.
But like I say, I really enjoyed Hugh Grant and Bill Nighy
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Aww, I hate to hear of special stores that close. Makes me feel like I’m living inside You’ve Got Mail. 😦
Thanks for the flashback this morning! I can definitely remember rewinding these scenes over & over. On VHS. Of course.
I didn’t know…that so sad. It’s so typical English that bookshop….
And well about the film…. I just LOVE it!!! Seen it so many times…. 🙂
I didn’t hear the news…that’s awful. I love that movie!
vai fechar? que pena 😦
Creio que até já está fechada, considerando que até agora ainda não se ouviu falar de nenhuma solução concreta..