Saturday, January 06, 2024

The Way We Were

Saturday night, January 6, Sharon and I watched The Way We Were. Sharon is in the middle of reading Barbara Streisand's biography My Name is Barbara. We watched A Star is Born last Saturday night.

The Way We Were is a 1973 romantic drama film directed by Sydney Pollack. It stars Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.

Arthur Laurents adapted the screenplay from his own 1972 novel of the same name. The book was based on his college days at Cornell University and his experiences with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

At the 1974 Oscars, the film was nominated for Best Actress [Barbra Streisand], Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Song. It won Oscars for Best Song and Best Original Dramatic Score.

Sharon enjoyed the movie more than I did. She mentioned that Streisand noted in her biography that a couple of scenes were deleted towards the end of the movie that changes the tone slightly. The scenes show Streisand distancing herself from Redford to save him from the House Un-American Activities Committee. I continue to be impressed by Streisand's acting. I suspect we will watch more of Streisand's movies.

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