S1E04 – Rejecting Pretty Woman

Show Notes

Pretty Woman is the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. But back when screenwriter J.F. Lawton first penned the script in 1987, it was neither romantic, nor a comedy. It was a `dark drama.

This week, we tell the story of the record-breaking film. Starting with Lawton banging on Hollywood’s door and ending at the Academy Awards.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. First and foremost, J.F. Lawton. Who graciously lent us his time and his story. Lawton’s other works include Pretty Woman: The Musical, Under Siege, Mistress, Blankman, The Hunted and Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death. Click here to read his latest composition, Cosmic Ray’s Celestial Revival.
2.
Yahoo: ‘Pretty Woman’ at 30: Writer J.F. Lawton on how the film evolved from dark drama to romantic comedy, its original unhappy ending and more
.
3.
Vanity Fair:
The True Story of Pretty Woman’s Original Dark Ending.
4. Cinema Treasures: The Fox Performing Arts Center

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Pretty Woman is the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. But back when screenwriter J.F. Lawton first penned the script in 1987, it was neither romantic, nor a comedy. It was a dark drama.

This week, we tell the story of the record-breaking film. Starting with Lawton banging on Hollywood’s door and ending at the Academy Awards.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. First and foremost, J.F. Lawton. Who graciously lent us his time and his story.
Lawton’s
other works include Pretty Woman: The Musical, Under Siege, Mistress, Blankman, The Hunted, Chain Reaction and Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death. Click here to read his latest composition, Cosmic Ray’s Celestial Revival.
2.
Yahoo:
‘Pretty Woman’ at 30: Writer J.F. Lawton on how the film evolved from dark drama to romantic comedy, its original unhappy ending and more
.
3.
Vanity Fair:
The True Story of Pretty Woman’s Original Dark Ending.
4. Cinema Treasures: The Fox Performing Arts Center

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

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