Pretty Woman - What Was Your Favourite Scene?

By:  Buzz of the Orient  •  5 months ago  •  18 comments

Pretty Woman - What Was Your Favourite Scene?
Vivian: I'm gonna treat you so nice, you're never gonna let me go.

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Pretty Woman - What Was Your Favourite Scene?

Pretty Woman, a modern "Cinderella" story (without the glass slipper) was a very popular movie world wide, especially in Spain where they have released the movie 19 times since it was originally shown. It was shown recently here in China on TV so I got to watch it again. It was originally going to be called "$3000" which is the amount Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) paid Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) for the week, but they rethought it, and the choice of Pretty Woman was decided upon, which tied it in with the song that had been around since 1964. The budget for the film was $14 million, and it has taken in almost half a billion dollars world wide.

I enjoyed watching Ralph Bellamy as I have for many years. This was the last film he acted in before his death. Hector Elizondo as the Hotel Manager was a definite benefit to the film, and I believe this was the movie hat made Julia Roberts a very popular star, but now to the reason for this article. There are many scenes in the movie that I liked, but this is the one I chose - it is a running scene of Vivian, dressed in her "hooker" outfit, but armed with Edward's credit card, shopping on Rodeo Drive for a new wardrobe so she can accompany Edward on some very high-powered meetings and special events. She goes into a boutique and because of her appearance is treated like dirt by the snobby staff who tell her to leave the store.


If you can open it, here is a video clip of her experience with the snobby staff:

The next day she continues her shopping, and dressed to kill in fabulous classic clothes, carrying a number of boxes and packages goes back into that first store, waves the thousands of dollars worth of clothing purchases at the snobby staff and this is the conversation:

Shop assistant: Hello, can I help you?

Vivian: I was in here yesterday, you wouldn't wait on me.

Shop assistant: Oh.

Vivian: You people work on commission, right?

Shop assistant: Yeah.

Vivian: Big mistake. Big. Huge. 

I can't find a photo of her going into the snobby store, but here she is walking towards it, attracting admiring glances from the people on the street.


And the song "Pretty Woman" with scenes from the movie::

Surely most of you have seen this movie, so what do you choose as being your favourite scene?

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Buzz of the Orient
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    5 months ago

Surely most of you have seen "Pretty Woman".  What was your favourite scene in that movie?

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2  JohnRussell    5 months ago

Pretty Woman is a pretty good movie, but I wouldn't put it in "classic" status. Nonetheless, I would say the scenes with Jason Alexander, who plays a leech lawyer who disapproves of Gere's growing attraction to Roberts, are my favorites. The scene at the polo match where Gere tells Alexander off is probably the one. 

Buzz of the Orient
2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @2    5 months ago

I didn't indicate that the movie was what I consider a "classic" movie - as it is simply too recent.  The only thing I said was classic was what Julia Roberts was wearing in the street photo I posted.  As for Jason Alexander, I personally thought the character he was playing was detestable, especially when he tried to rape his client's date, although actually Jason Alexander in real life is a very decent human being and by playing in a manner opposite his character he showed considerable skill, which may be why you made that choice.  Thank you for posting your opinion - I value it and always look forward to your posting comments on my movie articles.  Why didn't you try the unusual movie quiz?  I thought you were one of the two members who could have achieved a decent score.

3  Kathleen    5 months ago

My favorite scene is when they go back to that store and they tell those uppity women that they could have made a lot of money, but they go someplace else.

Buzz of the Orient
3.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @3    5 months ago

That was my choice as well.

4  Spikegary    5 months ago

Lots of choices, but when she's looking at the necklace and hesitantly touches it and he snaps the box shut on her fingers.......and the yelp and laugh she let out.

Buzz of the Orient
4.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Spikegary @4    5 months ago

Yes, that was a good one.


It Is ME
4.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    5 months ago

That was my Favorite. Her Giggle was infectious ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

Nowhere Man
5  Nowhere Man    5 months ago

Three scenes in the movie are equally powerful

The Bar, where it takes a second or two for Edward to recognize her.....

When setting the price for the week, she tells him she would have accepted the lower amount, and He tells her that he would have paid the higher amount...

And towards the end where the Hotel manager tells her that she is welcome any time, very respectfully calls her Ms. Vivian, then orders the hotel car for her with orders to take her anywhere she wants to go.......

Powerful performance....

Buzz of the Orient
5.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @5    5 months ago

All excellent moments in the film:

The bar scene - perfectly executed, how he looks around, can't recognize her, starts to walk away, turns around and sees her looking at him:


She forgives him for not recognizing her:


Setting the price - a bargaining with a meeting in the middle - she would have accepted $2000, he would have paid $4000, so $3000 it was.

Hector Elizondo was absolutely great as the hotel manager, teaching her proper meal cutlery use, arranging for her to obtain a proper dress, the respectful way he addressed her as you recounted, and finally, when Edward asks him to return the necklace, he says "It must be difficult to give up something so beautiful" with the double meaning of Edward's giving up Vivian, and then almost shoves Edward in the right direction by telling him that the hotel's driver drove her home.

Trout Giggles
6  Trout Giggles    5 months ago

I adored Mr. Elizondo in the movie. One of my favorite parts is when he's talking to her in his office and calls that lady from the department store. That whole scene just smacked of compassion and kindness.

And then when she gets to that department store and she tells the sales lady that Edward is not really her uncle,  the sales lady says "They never are dear"

Buzz of the Orient
6.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Trout Giggles @6    5 months ago

About Hector Elizondo - as I said above, he was wonderful.

"They never are dear."   LOL, good one. 

Trout Giggles
7  Trout Giggles    5 months ago

The opera. She's never been to an opera before and falls in love with it even tho she doesn't understand what the actors are saying. And cries at the end

Buzz of the Orient
7.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    5 months ago

She didn't know the story was a reflection of her own - La Traviata is about a hooker who ends up with a successful man.  At the end an elderly lady asked Vivian if she enjoyed the opera, and she said she peed in her pants. The lady didn't quite understand so Edward told the lady "She said she liked The Pirates of Penzance." 

Nowhere Man
8  Nowhere Man    5 months ago

Yes, Her Giggle ws infectious!

And also, there was a lot more woman there than just a female...

For your enjoyment....

Pretty Woman 1990.....


Buzz of the Orient
9  author  Buzz of the Orient    5 months ago

Good move posting the movie, Nowhere Man, thanks. 

Nowhere Man
9.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9    5 months ago

My pleasure Buzz....

10  Dulay    5 months ago

The bathtub scene. 


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