Love Story (1970) Directed by Arthur Hiller
Ray Milland as Oliver Barrett III and Ryan O’Neal as Oliver Barrett IV

Oliver III: Oliver, if you marry her now, I’ll not give you the time of day.
Oliver IV: Father, you don’t know the time of day.

3 Responses to “Love Story (1970)”

  1. Ha, there were some zingers between O’Neal and Milland in a film that too often gets the sharp end of the stick. The two leads, (O’Neal and McGraw) Milland and John Marley gave strong performances, the potboiler by Erich Segal was given surprisingly resonant treatment, Francis Lai’s lush score works as a stand alone, and in 1970 this took on the mighty PATTON for Best Picture and nearly came away with the prize. I’d say it’s exquisite fluff, which ended up as box office gold.

  2. I’d avoided this one for years, but I watched it in preparation for a future podcast with Awards Daily about the 1971 Oscar year (1970 movie year). I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. It’s manipulative for sure, but I don’t have a problem with that.

  3. I look forward to that podcast!

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