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Down with Love

Down with Love movie poster
Directed by Peyton Reed
Produced by Paddy Cullen
Written by Eve Ahlert
Dennis Drake
Starring Ewan McGregor
Renée Zellweger
David Hyde Pierce
Sarah Paulson
Music by Marc Shaiman
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) May 16, 2003
Running time 94 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Down with Love is a 2003 American romantic comedy film. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 404 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (509 × 755 pixel, file size: 76 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 20th Century Fox, 2003 This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator... Peyton Reed (born 3 July 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American television and film director. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning American-Norwegian film actress. ... David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is a Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning American actor, best known for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the sitcom Frasier. ... Sarah Paulson (born December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress. ... Marc Shaiman (born October 22, 1959) is a composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television and theatre. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Romantic comedy films are a sub-genre of comedy films as well as of romance films. ...


An homage to the films made by Rock Hudson and Doris Day in the early 1960s, most notably Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back, it tells the story of Barbara Novak, a farm girl from Maine who finds fame and fortune as the author of Down with Love, a book that urges women to become liberated from male domination by giving up on love and substituting chocolate for physical pleasure. Ace reporter Catcher Block (McGregor), a playboy in the classic sense, sets out to expose her as a fraud, and invents an alter ego, astronaut Zip Martin, to seduce her. In a sub-plot, Novak's garrulous editor and publicist, Vikki Hiller, and Catcher's naïve, insecure best friend and boss Peter MacMannus, provide comic relief as they struggle to engage in a romantic fling of their own. For a description of the medieval homage ceremony see commendation ceremony Homage is generally used in modern English to mean any public show of respect to someone to whom you feel indebted. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (born April 3, 1924) is an American singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate known as Doris Day. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Pillow Talk is a 1959 romantic comedy film. ... Lover Come Back is a 1961 romantic comedy released by Universal Pictures. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Feminism is a body of social theory and political movement primarily based on and motivated by the experiences of women. ... Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ...


Released in the United States on May 9, 2003, the film, written by Eve Ahlert and Dennis Drake and directed by Peyton Reed, stars Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson, Rachel Dratch, and Jeri Ryan. Tony Randall, a mainstay of the Hudson-Day films, appears in a small role as the owner of Novak's publishing house. It proved to be his final film performance. is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peyton Reed (born 3 July 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American television and film director. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning American-Norwegian film actress. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is a Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning American actor, best known for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the sitcom Frasier. ... Sarah Paulson (born December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress. ... Rachel Susan Dratch (born February 22, 1966) is an American actress and comedian, best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1999 to 2006. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Tony Randall (February 26, 1920 – May 17, 2004) was an American comic actor. ...


The sets, costumes, cinematography, editing, score, opening credits, and special effects, including split-screen shots during phone calls heavily laced with double entendres between the two leads, are carefully designed to give the impression that the movie was actually shot in 1962, even to the extent of digitally recreating the New York City skyline and developing a greenscreen technique simulating cheesy 1960s rear projection. While the plot reflects the attitudes and behavior of the early, pre-sexual revolution Sixties, the film has an anachronistic subtext driven by more modern, post-feminist ideas and attitudes. The script mixes early 21st Century ideas with the type of light-hearted banter that dominated films of the early 1960s. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Film editing is the connecting of one or more shots to form a sequence, and the subsequent connecting of sequences to form an entire movie. ... A film score is a set of musical compositions written to accompany a film. ... Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... A double entendre or innuendo is a figure of speech similar to the pun, in which a spoken phrase can be understood in either of two ways. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The bluescreen setup. ... Look up Anachronism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Subtext is content of a book, play, film or television series which is not announced explicitly by the characters (or author) but is implicit or becomes something understood by the reader / viewer as the production unfolds. ... ...


The movie features the song "Down with Love" as sung by Judy Garland. Down with Love is a popular song with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and music by Harold Arlen. ... Superscript text Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an Oscar-nominated American film actress, considered by many to be one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale from The...


Trivia

  • The musical number seen during the closing credits (and in its entirety on the DVD release) was a last-minute addition to the film. Songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman appear in the number as the bartender and the pianist. According to commentary on the DVD, it was added at the suggestion of Ewen McGregor, who pointed out the opportunity the filmmakers had to unite the stars of two recently popular musical films (his Moulin Rouge! and Zellweger's Chicago).
  • The script includes a reference to CinemaScope, a now defunct widescreen process introduced in the 1950s, developed and owned by 20th Century Fox, the studio that released the film.

Marc Shaiman (born October 22, 1959) is a composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television and theatre. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Academy Award-winning musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann. ... Chicago is a 2002 American musical film released by Miramax Films. ... A Fox logo used to promote the CinemaScope process. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ...

Soundtrack

Soundtrack cover (2003)
Soundtrack cover (2003)
  1. Kissing A Fool (Album Version) — Michael Bublé
  2. For Once In My Life (Album Version) — Michael Bublé
  3. Down With Love (Album Version) — Michael Bublé and Holly Palmer
  4. Barbara Arrives (Album Version) — Marc Shaiman
  5. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Count Basie And His Orchestra) (Album Version) — Frank Sinatra
  6. One Mint Julep (Album Version) — Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
  7. Girls Night Out (Album Version) — Marc Shaiman
  8. Everyday Is A Holiday With You (Album Version) — Esthero
  9. Barbara Meets Zip (Album Version) — Marc Shaiman
  10. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Album Version) — Astrud Gilberto
  11. Love in Three Acts (Album Version) — Marc Shaiman
  12. Here's To Love (Album Version) — Renée Zellweger and Ewan Mcgregor

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the artist. ... Holly Palmer is a Los Angeles, California based musician who has created three albums; a self-titled debut, Tender Hooks, and I Confess. ... Marc Shaiman (born October 22, 1959) is a composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television and theatre. ... William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... One Mint Julep The Clovers One Mint Julep is a rhythm and blues song written by Rudy Toombs that became a hit for The Clovers. ... Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra 1952 Film featurette - Universal Studios Xavier Cugat (January 1, 1900 - October 27, 1990) was a Spanish-Cuban bandleader whom many consider to have had more to do with the infusion of Latin music into United States popular music than any other musician. ... Esthero on the cover of Wikked Lil Grrrls (2005) Esthero (born Jen-Bea Englishman, December 23, 1978 in Stratford, Ontario[1]) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who hails originally from Walkerton, Ontario but has recently moved to Los Angeles. ... Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian singer best known for her samba and bossa nova music. ...

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Down with Love - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (430 words)
Down with Love is an American romantic comedy motion picture released in the United States on May 9, 2003.
While the plot reflects the attitudes and behaviour of the pre-sexual revolution early sixties, the film has an anachronistic subtext informed by more modern, post-feminist ideas and attitudes; the script mixing early 21st Century ideas with the type of light-hearted banter that dominated films of the early 1960s.
Down with Love is the story of Barbara Novak (Zellweger), a farm girl from Maine, who finds fame and fortune as the author of 'Down With Love', a book that tells women to become liberated and free from male domination by giving up on love and substituting chocolate for physical pleasure.
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