February 04, 2004

Mockery, actually

As a member of the Writers Guild, I receive a lot of scripts in the mail come awards season. One that arrived recently was Love Actually. As Rose was flipping through it, she came across this display of how the Love Actually logo looked in different countries:


Whatever. The thing to notice is the phrase "the curiously similar logos for Love Actually from around the world." Uh...curiously similar? Like, what, Working Title told people overseas, "Hey, design the logo however you like; you guys speak some crazy other language anyway," and then they all just happened to look the same?

So that's pretty lame, but wait -- also appended to the end of the book were some rejected posters for the movie. You'll see that this one features various questions reminiscent of one of the best moments in Moulin Rouge, like "What makes the world go round?" and "What makes your heart jump for joy?"


...but hopefully they would have caught this mistake if that had actually ended up being the poster:


"A many splendid thing"? Sigh.

Posted by Francis at 01:20 AM

Ah, reminds me of one of that kooky Natalie Wood movie Splendid In The Grass.

Hey, I was born in Brooklyn, and if you were spelling based on Brooklyn phonetics and had never seen the word written, splendid would SORT of make sense, no?

Posted by: drew at February 5, 2004 05:38 AM

Though "Love is a many splendid thing." may be incorrect in American grammar, Love Actually is not an American film. Grammar has changed in the U.K. too, but some older sayings have been preserved, this included. Make no mistake: they managed not to.

Posted by: Justin at August 21, 2004 02:54 AM

I think I missed Justin's comment when it was originally posted, or I would have mentioned that, as far as I know, "Love is a many-splendored thing" is not actually an especially old saying; it's the title of a 1955 movie (based on a 1952 novel, A Many-Splendored Thing). Unless the title was a reference to something older, but it isn't that I know of. Anybody know any different?

Also, is there anything more delectable than an "I'm snidely correcting you" comment that manages to be wrong in all its particulars?

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