The Way We Were
First screening date unrecorded / Most recently screened in Winter 2007
Director: Sydney Pollack. Cast: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Lois Chiles, Bradford Dillman, Viveca Lindfors, James Woods, Murray Hamilton, Patrick O'Neal, Allyn Ann McLerie, Herb Edelman, Diana Ewing, George Gaynes, Sally Kirkland. Screenplay: Arthur Laurents (based on his novel).

Twitter Capsule: Even flaws—spotty history, muddy plotting—feed the theme of opposites attracting. Heavenly star pairing.

VOR:   Each half shows ambition: the Jewish-Goyish, radical-quietist couplehood in crisis and the McCarthy-era melodrama. Exposed seams don't make the movie less interesting. Au contraire, in fact.

Photo © 1973 Columbia Pictures/Radstar Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress: Barbra Streisand
Best Cinematography: Harry Stradling, Jr.
Best Art Direction: Stephen B. Grimes; William Kiernan
Best Costume Design: Dorothy Jeakins & Moss Mabry
Best Original Score: Marvin Hamlisch
Best Original Song: "The Way We Were"

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress (Drama): Barbra Streisand
Best Original Song: "The Way We Were"

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