Friday, April 24, 2009

Flashback Friday – The Way We Were -Trailer

"Hubble, your girl is lovely."

Sigh.

I saw a still from this movie in the late Sydney Pollack's office and man what a striking couple.

This movie came out before my time but I've seen it several times and have the DVD. Released in 1973, it's kind of sad this movie would not be made today at a major Hollywood studio.

When did movies that had romance automatically become "chick flicks" and therefore not taking seriously?

Every pop star who says they want to "act" needs to watch this movie. Babs was on stage for years before she became a star. She has talent. Which shouldn't be confused with having fame.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

the trailer

9 comments:

Diana Strinati Baur said...

flashback friday made me cry today.

milanesemasala said...

For some reason I couldn't see the clip from my computer. But I agree with you that they sure don't make stars like they used to. People like Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus need to sit down and take a look at Babs' career. That is how you do it. I seriously doubt this new generation will have the same staying power.

Skywalker said...

I am not a Barbara fan but this movie makes me have major respect for her. She and Redford sizzle. I mean sizzle because its the unlikely pairing. They are funny and romantic. Shame it didn't end happily but then that the song wouldn't be so poignant.

It definitely affects the way women are...case in point the "Sex and the City" episode in season 3 where Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda sing the song to Samantha. Hilarious. Now, I need to pull out my copy and start crying.

Tracey said...

How but this line: "Hubble, will you stay with me until the baby is born?"

Tears.

Thanks for this fab piece of the past. I love "Babs" from this all the way to the 'campy' remake of A Star is Born. But this one... Robert Reford & those teeth, that smile, that hair....Heavy. Sigh. Thanks for Flashback Friday-have a great weekend, everyone!

Petulia said...

have a wonderful weekend. Hopefully the sun will stay!

scatteredmoments said...

What a classic. I'll be humming/singing that song all weekend. I love the end when the green screen comes on and its the old school movie sound.

SDG said...

Great film. Just goes to show you that you can love someone and things still don't work. Love that movie. Barbra and Robert were amazing together.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

diana - that movie chokes me up too.

milanese - I doubt it too. Many of today's "celebs" are more hype than talent.

skywalker - I saw that SATC episode. I agree with you about the chemistry between Babs and Robert. It was electric. You can't fake that. It's either there or it's not and it worked.

tracey - I know! And she said it without any drama, so matter of fact which of course made the moment more poignant. Oh God, I haven't seen "Star Is Born" in years. Remember her afro?

petulia - Hope you had a good one. We lucked yesterday with the weather. Today is looking iffy though.

scatteredmoments - The theme song is a classic too.

SDG - Now this movie is the definition of a bittersweet ending. I don't see how they could end up together but I still wanted them to.

Tracie B. said...

i love that movie! i watched it alone after work one night dubbed over in italian for the first time...