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make me choose | don keefer or emma thompson

“Four a.m., having just returned from an evening at the Golden Spheres, which, despite the inconveniences of heat, noise and overcrowding, was not without its pleasures. Thankfully, there were no dogs and no children. The gowns were middling. There was a good deal of shouting and behaviour verging on the profligate, however, people were very free with their compliments and I made several new acquaintances. […] The room was full of interesting activity until 11 p.m. when it emptied rather suddenly. The lateness of the hour is due, therefore, not to the dance, but to the waiting in a long line for a horseless carriage of unconscionable size. The modern world has clearly done nothing for transport.”

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“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.

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I find it weird the way people get so excited about celebrity. If my friends are on the phone, their friends will say: `Is that kid from Love Actually there ?` And the phone gets passed round and I have to speak to this stranger asking: `Are you famous ?` I don`t know how to answer.

Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.
—  Prime Minister, Love Actually (2003)
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“This is one of those things that makes me think you actors are very good. No, it’s just the way that you actually have to do it. You know, you’ve got 40 people around you in a room, guys with microphones and everything, and suddenly you’ve got to do it for real.

But she does it so…She’s completely brilliant. It’s not just that she cries…

I clearly didn’t direct her at all this day, she just did it all herself.”

Richard Curtis.  DVD Audio commentary of Love Actually.