The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Video Cassette - 1985
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Set during the 1940's, this is the story of the attraction of two totally opposite people, the love that binds them together, and the differences that tear them apart.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1985.
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (VHS) (approx. 118 min.) : sd., col., hi-fi ; 1/2 in.

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swyckl
May 18, 2018

I liked this DVD. The actors did a great job. I like the main song and the voice of the singer. It is a USA love story and about their marriage. They are opposite personality types which have a hard time living with each other. She is intense and angry all the time. He is easy going and affable. They have a love/hate relationship. The dialogue include topics such as cold war paranoia in Hollywood, foreign wars, domestic USA prosperity.

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mswrite
Apr 12, 2018

Is it true that a furious Lola Redford threw a full glass of water at her famous husband when he admitted to her that he'd been seriously attracted to Barbra Streisand while they were making "The Way We Were"? I kind of hope so; I've always liked that story.

Before there was Brad Pitt there was Robert Redford; rugged, sun-kissed, never more handsome than he is here. Redford also had a dry, ironic sense of humor and that sensibility plays well against Streisand's emotional bombast. In 1973 Redford and Streisand were at the top of their respective games, possessing the kind of superstar glamour and sparkling chemistry reminiscent of the great leading man-leading lady pairings of the classic Hollywood era. You root for Katie and Hubbell, even as you know the very qualities that draw them to one another will eventually pull them apart.

Director-Actor Sydney Pollack, for many years Redford's favorite collaborator ("This Property Condemned," "Jeremiah Johnson," "Three Days of the Condor," "The Electric Horseman," "Out of Africa," "Havana") paces the romantic dramatics nicely; and of course there's that lush, mournful title theme, as much a Streisand signature tune now as "People" and "Don't Rain On My Parade."

Recommended.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jan 04, 2018

VERY GOOD 1973 romantic film with fine acting by Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, both looking great.
I also enjoyed the excellent soundtrack with fine film flavorings of the famous title tune throughout.

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jamesdrhodes
Dec 30, 2017

My second favorite film of all time. Katie and Hubbel will always be in love, but that doesn't mean that they can live together.
Of the films of Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, this is one of, if not THE best. They both are amazing, but I must say, Ms. Streisand really stands out as Katie Morosky Gardner (Cohen).

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funky_d
Mar 16, 2014

Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford strike me as an odd pairing but this story works. Two different personalities who come together and help one another. But, they have some pretty big issues that threaten to divide them. Streisand's character is too much at times and Redford's character is so subdued that this opposite's attract credo is all over it. It's a very sad story but also uplifting in some ways. The ending is sad but also shocking. Three weeks later and this one has stayed with me.

aaa5756 Jan 26, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

d2013 Jul 28, 2013

Although very much in love their different views on certain issues created tension. A great romantic story. Barbara Streisand was nominated for "Best Actress" and the beautiful song "Memories" was also nominated for "Best Score" in this 1973 movie. Loved it. (warning: a tear jerker)

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ostwald
Dec 14, 2012

I saw the movie and I had liked it
this is based on a true story but not for children to watch

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“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” -Winston Churchill

aaa5756 Jan 26, 2014

“Anyone who is not a socialist at 16 has no heart, but anyone who still is at 32 has no mind.” -Anonymous

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