Tuesday night at Sea Ranch, Sharon and I watched Love Story. In The Offer, a ficitonal Ali McGraw appears as the wife of the head of Paramount. There is a lot of discussion about Love Story and how financially successful it was. This peaked our interest.
Love Story is a 1970 romantic drama written by Erich Segal. He was the author of the best-selling 1970 novel of the same name. It starred Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, alongside John Marley, Ray Milland, and Tommy Lee Jones in his film debut in a minor role.
At the 43rd Academy Awards, it was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Story and Screenplay and Best Original Score. It won the Oscar for Best Original Score. Patton won Best Picture.
It was interesting from a historical perspective. It felt more than a little dated. Frankly, McGraw's character doesn't seem sick enough at the end of the movie.