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  • Love Story
    • Love Story
    • Runtime:99 min
    • Release Date:2017-01-16 21:46:48
    • Director: Arthur Hiller
    • Genres: Drama, Romance
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"Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O'Neal) and music student
Jennifer Cavalleri (Ali MacGraw) share a chemistry they cannot deny -
and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the
young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they
marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to
reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail. Oliver and Jenny continue
to build their life together. Relying only on each other, they believe
love can fix anything. But fate has other plans. Soon, what began as a
brutally honest friendship becomes the love story of their lives."

That DVD sleeve summary also notes that this film was nominated for
seven "Academy Awards"; not sure how that happened, but it won the most
deserved "Oscar", for Francis Lai's excellent musical score. Writer
Erich Segal does ratchet up the amount of naughty verbiage acceptable
in mainstream movie of the time, which gives its young lovers a
relatively more realistic appeal. In the right haircut at long last,
Mr. O'Neal finally hits the big leagues, after "Peyton Place"; and, Ms.
MacGraw builds on her "Goodbye Columbus" success. Director Arthur
Hiller does especially well with the chilly Harvard locations.

The opening lines give away the "Love Story", and you simply wait for
the big event to happen. Piano-playing "Jenny" and hockey-playing
"Ollie" get less interesting as a couple. As their respective fathers,
John Marley and Ray Milland have great roles; the relationship between
Mr. Milland and O'Neal unexpectedly takes the emotional weight from the
younger pair. You keep wondering what MacGraw's problem is – there is
simply nothing to really fill out the characterization of the scripted
"conceited Radcliffe bitch." It might have better if MacGraw knew about
her illness from the start, and hid it from O'Neal.

******* Love Story (12/16/70) Arthur Hiller ~ Ryan O'Neal, Ali McGraw,
Ray Milland, John Marley


After all these years. I found Love Story DVD in the bargain bin at the
store and bought it. I actually remember when it was first released in
theaters, what a stir it caused. I was shocked to finally watch it. To
me the entire script sounded like a bunch of one-liners strung
together. The acting seemed old fashioned and cliché…like something
out of a bad stage production from the 1940s. The characters were
instantly in love at the beginning of the movie, but it made no sense
because there was nothing lovable about either one of them. If it was
released today it would fall on its face with a resounding thud. This
movie was not good.


Erich Segal, Francis Lai and Arthur Hiller, are the three people, who
made this movie a timeless Classic. I will give TEN for the Music. This
was greatest romantic, haunting piano music ever. The only other tune
would be Lara's Theme in "Dr.Zivago". Arthur Hiller who refused to do
"God Father" ended up directing this movie. He made some great Casting
choices which was instrumental in catapulting this movie to the status
since this movie was made. Both leading actors were wholesome, handsome
and fresh and their love for each other and disdain for inheritance and
prestige identified with the generation. Ryan O'Neil was the Travolta
of the 60's and his acting was better than Ali Mcgraw's. John Marly as
Phil and Ray Milland are subtle and good. All said and done this movie
would have been another tear jerker if not for the Francis Lai's music
who did not even speak English and in fact Hiller said to have wept
when he first heard the composition. Robert Evans who was a Paramount
visionary was instrumental in getting this movie made. Top Six, Most
Romantic Movies of all time-"Sangam","The World of Suzie Wong",
"Dr.Zivago", "Sound of Music", "Casablanca" and "Love Story". "Good
Movie is never having to say Sorry to the Audience".

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