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  • Hello, welcome to "Learning English with Movies".


  • In today's video, we will talk about the movie "Pretty Woman".


  • Acclaimed director Garry Marshall directed the 1990 romantic comedy "Pretty Woman".

    著名導演蓋瑞·馬歇爾在 1990 年執導了《麻雀變鳳凰》這部浪漫喜劇。

  • Marshall started his career in the 1960's, writing for TV shows such as "The Lucy Show", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", and "The Odd Couple".

    馬歇爾的職涯始於 1960 年代,為《露西劇場》、《迪克·范·戴克秀》以及《單身公寓》等電視節目撰寫劇本。

  • He also produced the classic sitcoms "Happy Days", "Mork & Mindy", and "Laverne and Shirley".


  • A sitcom, or situation comedy, is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters.

    Sitcom 為情境喜劇,是一種以一組固定人物為中心的喜劇分類。

  • His most popular films include "Overboard", "Beaches", "The Princess Diaries", just to name a few.


  • His most recent projects include the ensemble romantic comedies "Valentine's Day", "New Year's Eve", and "Mother's Day".


  • An ensemble is a group of musiciansactors, or dancers who perform together.

    Ensemble 這個字指的是一起表演的一群音樂家、演員或是舞者。

  • However, "Pretty Woman" remains one of his most memorable films


  • Sadly, Marshall passed away in 2016, at age 81.

    不幸地,馬歇爾於 2016 年辭世,享年 81 歲。

  • "Pretty Woman" stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts


  • Richard Gere began in films in the 1970s, however, it was the 1980 drama "American Gigolo" that catapulted him into superstardom.

    李察·吉爾於 1970 年代開始從事電影工作,然而,將他推上超級明星位置的是 1980 年劇情片《美國舞男》。

  • A gigolo is a young man paid by an older woman to be her escort or lover.

    Gigolo 指的是收取年長女人酬勞擔任其伴遊或愛人的年輕男子。

  • He has starred in many successful films, including "An Officer and a Gentleman", "First Knight", "Primal Fear", and "Unfaithful".


  • In 2002, he won the Golden Globe for his role in the musical "Chicago".

    2002 年,他因音樂劇《芝加哥》中的角色而獲得金球獎。

  • As a practicing Tibetan Buddhisthe's an active supporter of the Dalai Lama and several humanitarian causes.


  • Julia Roberts started her career in the 1980's playing supporting roles in films such as "Satisfaction", "Mystic Pizza", and "Steel Magnolias".

    茱莉亞·羅勃茲在 1980 年代展開了演藝生涯,在《豪放四俏妞》、《現代灰姑娘》和《鋼木蘭》等電影中擔任配角。

  • She followed the success of "Pretty Woman" with the thrillers "Sleeping with the Enemy" and "The Pelican Brief".


  • She also starred in successful rom-coms, including "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "Notting Hill".


  • A rom-com, or romantic comedy, is a film or television comedy based around the romantic relationships of the characters.

    Rom-com 指的是浪漫喜劇,是一種圍繞著劇中人物戀情的電影或電視劇。

  • Her performance in the biographical drama "Erin Brockovich" earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.


  • Hoping to replicate the success of "Pretty Woman", Richard Gere and Julia Roberts reunited with director Garry Marshall for the romantic comedy "Runaway Bride".


  • Although it was a modest hit, it was not as well-received by critics and audiences


  • The plot of "Pretty Woman" revolves around Vivian Ward, a down-on-her-luck Hollywood prostitute, and wealthy businessman Edward Lewis


  • Down-on-her-luck, or to be down-on-your-luckmeans to be experiencing a bad situation or to have very little money.

    Down-on-her-luck 或是 down-on-your-luck 表示正在經歷糟糕的處境或是擁有非常少錢。

  • Vivian is recruited as Edward's escort for various business and social functions, and their connection blossoms over her week together


  • To blossom means to mature or develop in a promising or healthy way

    Blossom 表示變得成熟或是以有前景或健康的方式發展。

  • The film also features a talented supporting castincludingctor Elizondo, Ralph BellamyLaura San Giacomo, and Jason Alexander.


  • The original title of the screenplay was "3,000", referring to the amount paid by the john in the story.


  • A john is a man who is a prostitute's customer.

    John 指的是身為妓女顧客的男性。

  • The title was later changed to "Pretty Woman", inspired on Roy Orbison's 1964 song, "OhPretty Woman", which was featured in the film.

    其英文劇名之後被改為《Pretty Woman》,由羅伊·奧比森 1964 年《Oh, Pretty Woman》所啟發,該曲之後也成為電影主題曲。

  • Originally designed as a gloomy cautionary tale about class and prostitution in Los Angeles, the film was re-imagined by Disney Studios as a big-budget romantic comedy


  • Gloomy means feeling distressed or pessimistic

    Gloomy 的意思是感到鬱悶或悲觀的。

  • After a lengthy casting processJulia Roberts was cast as Vivian


  • Other actresses who auditioned for the part include Winona RyderJennifer Connelly, and Uma Thurman.


  • Richard Gere initially refused the partbut when he met with Roberts, she persuaded him and he eventually agreed.


  • The film was a box office hit, becoming one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies of all time


  • The chemistry between Roberts and Gere is undeniable


  • In fact, the screenwriter changed the script in order to give story a happy ending


  • The film has become a favorite for film fans around the worldand that even inspired a Broadway musical in 2018.

    這部電影成為了全球電影迷的最愛,甚至啟發了 2018 年的百老匯音樂劇。

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