Love Actually Director Richard Curtis has admitted he missed a mistake after the xmas film was released.
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Love Actually is a romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis.
It was released in 2003 and has since become a popular holiday film.
The movie features an ensemble cast, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, and many others.
The film tells multiple interconnected stories about love and relationships in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It explores various aspects of love, ranging from romantic love and unrequited love to familial love and friendship.
The characters’ lives intersect in different ways throughout the film.
Love Actually has gained a following for its heartwarming and humorous portrayal of love during the holiday season. While it received mixed reviews from critics upon its release, it has become a beloved holiday classic for many viewers. The film’s memorable scenes, including the famous cue card scene featuring Andrew Lincoln’s character, have contributed to its lasting popularity.
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The film’s creator, Richard Curtis, says he made a ‘dreadful mistake’ choosing the songs.
Rock band Keane reveal they sent the director a song that he ultimately turned down for the soundtrack, just before they achieved a No 1 debut album.
Tim Rice-Oxley told The Independent: “While they were making the film, Adam suggested we should quickly write a song and he’d see if he could get it into Richard Curtis’s hands…
“And maybe we could sneak onto the soundtrack and get our big break!”
The song was actually titled ‘Love Actually’ and has since been released as a standalone track, in celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary.
Curtis said: “When I first listened to ‘Love Actually’ by this totally unknown combo called Keane, I thought it was beautiful.
“I tried really hard to put it in the film, but in the end it was a little melancholy and, dare I say, a bit DEEP for the film I’d made.”
But he continued: “Of course, I realised what a dreadful mistake that had been when six months later Hopes and Fears was No 1 in the charts. It is SO wonderful that the song is now being released for everyone to hear.
“I’ve listened to it a lot over the years and love it even more now than I did then. And this time, myself and my son Spike have made a little edit of the whole film to go with the song.
“I think I actually prefer that 3 minute version of ‘Love Actually’ to the long, chaotic film that’s been doing the rounds now for 20 years.”
Here it is…