The Holiday is a movie by Nancy Meyers, who has directed many other successful films such as “the parent trap”, “what women want”, “Something’s gotta give” and most recently “It’s complicated”.The movie stars great actors such as Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Rufus Sewell, Edward Burns, Eli Wallach and many others.
It tells the story of Amanda Woods (CameronDiaz), a movie trailer maker, and Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) a newspaper columnist. They have both been recently heart-broken and need a break from their lives. Amanda exchanges houses with Irisfor the holidays through a web page and they quickly agree. So Amanda goes to Iris’ cottage in Surrey, England and Iris goes to Amanda’s mansion in LA, USA. But shortly after they arrive, theyboth find a mew romance: Amanda is charmed by Iris’ handsome brother Graham, and Iris recovers some self esteem with the help of Oscar Winner screenwriter Arthur Abbot and falls for movie composerMiles.
The movie is set in LA, California, USA and Shere, Surrey, England. Its genre is romantic comedy. The movie was filmed in Los Angeles, Godalming, Surrey, Shere and Wonersh. A specialthing about the movie is the lighting, especially eye-lightings. These are special lights that make the actor’s eyes sparkle. In the movie, Cameron Diaz has double eye-lights.
The movie’s scorewas written by award winner Hans Zimmer, who has also composed for many other famous movies such as “Sherlock Holmes”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “The lion king”, “the Da Vinci code”, “the darkknight”, “Inception”, “The Simpsons movie”, “Despicable me” and many others. He’s been nominated for more than 40 different awards and has won 11 of them, including an Oscar, Golden Globes,Grammys and Emmys. His works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. He’s also has been ranked #72 on the list of the Top 100 living...
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