Movie Monday: The Way We Were 1973

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Ok, folks. I am shifting things a bit. What used to be Flick Friday is now Movie Monday! *applause*applause* All blogs change and evolve…and, we’re off…

Forty-five years ago, today, the #1 movie at the box office was The Way We Were, a film described as a romantic drama. It’s drama alright. Directed by Sydney Pollack, it is a period piece based upon a novel by Arthur Laurents. He wrote about his college days at Cornell University and his experience with HCUA, which ultimately led to Hollywood Blacklisting. I’m not going to comment any further on the details as it is a little too close to the political nonsense of today.

That being said, Marvin Hamlisch won two Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

2 thoughts on “Movie Monday: The Way We Were 1973

    JT Twissel said:
    October 16, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    I also had a hard time sitting through that movie. I just didn’t think there was any chemistry between the two.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      October 16, 2018 at 3:07 PM

      That is a good point. And, the author, Arthur Laurents, wrote the screenplay with Ryan O’Neal in mind. Barbra had far better on-screen chemistry with him but, she actually had off-screen affairs with both men…at least, that’s what Laurents claimed (regarding O’Neal) when Pollack wanted Redford…and Jon Peters claimed (regarding Redford) when he wrote a “tell-all” (Streisand’s ex). Peters also claimed she had an affair with Kris Kristofferson during “A Star Is Born”.

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