Essay about A Review of the Opening Sequence of Pretty Woman

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A Review of the Opening Sequence of Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman is a romantic comedy, which is based on the stories of Cinderella, the Prince and the Pauper and My fair lady. The film was produced in 1990 and directed by Garry Marshall. It is set in the Hollywood hills and the rough Hollywood Boulevard. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts play the two main characters, Vivien Ward and Edward Lewis. Edward is a wealthy man who is respected and admired by others. Whereas Vivien is a lot poorer. Her only way of earning money is by her job as a prostitute in Hollywood Boulevard.

In the film the music is very important. At the beginning it is set at a party. It is Edward's party so it is very posh and classy.
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They are also wearing lots of expensive jewellery like gold necklaces, bracelets, rings etc. Just by looking at the people at the party you can tell straight away that they have lots of money and can afford to buy expensive clothes and jewellery for parties.

When you first see Edward he is upstairs in his office away from the party. The walls in his office are just plain white with not a lot of decoration and he is wearing a plain grey suit which is quite dull and lifeless this is a signifier that he is a businessman and that he doesn't like to wear bright colourful clothes and that he prefers to stay wearing neutral colours.

In contrast the first time we see Vivien we can see straight away that she lives a completely different lifestyle to Edward. The first part we see of her that we see is her underwear when she is just waking up. We don't see her face until the next shot of her when she is getting out of bed. When she gets up she puts on some jewellery but it looks very cheap and tacky, this contrasts which the type of jewellery the people at Edward's party were wearing. Once Vivien is out of bed we see what sort of clothes she wears at night when she is out on the Hollywood Boulevard. She puts on an all-in-one outfit which is a white top which is very short and very tight on her. It is attached to
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