The Way We Were

Synopsis: The often unlikely joint lives of Katie Morosky and Hubbell Gardiner from the late 1930s to the late 1950s is presented, over which time, they are, in no particular order, strangers, acquaintances, friends, best friends, lovers and adversaries. The unlikely nature of their relationship is due to their fundamental differences, where she is Jewish and passionate about her political activism both in political freedoms and Marxism to an extreme where she takes life a little too seriously, while he is the golden boy WASP, being afforded the privileges in life because of his background but who on the most part is able to capitalize on those privileges. Their lives are shown in four general time periods, in chronological order when they attend the same college, their time in New York City during WWII, his life as a Hollywood screenwriter post-war, and his life as a writer for a New York based live television show. It is during college that Hubbell finds his voice in life as a writer, and that
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Sydney Pollack
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations.
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118 min

the civil war in Spain. Are you?

Thousands of Spanish citizens

are being bombed and murdered.

Only one country is sending help.

One country.

The Soviet Union.

Katie, be my comrade.


What are you scared of?

The Russians don't want anybody

in Spain but the Spanish.

Is that scary?

They're Communists, but they want

total disarmament. Is that scary?

Hitler and Mussolini are using Spain

as testing ground for what they want.

Another world war! Is that scary?

You're darn right it is!

There's only one thing

to be scared of

and it's not me,

it's not the Young Communist League

and it's not the Red bogeyman.

You be scared of anybody, any place

who will not stand up

for world peace now!

You're really, um...

You're really something.

Really... You're really beautiful.

No, I mean it.

You're really beautiful.

You're the best,

the brightest,

most committed generation

this country's ever had.

That's why you're here today,

striking for peace.

Why, they're striking on almost

every single campus in this country.

They're taking that pledge. Show

your solidarity by taking it with them.

"I refuse to support"...

Come on, come on.

"I refuse"...Come on. On your feet!

"I refuse to"...That's right.

On your feet. Everybody.

"I refuse to support"...

No, everybody. Everybody!

"I refuse to support

the government of

the United States

in any war it might conduct."

The student council

calls this a peace rally.

I call it a peace strike.

And I'm an English major.

It isn't that funny.

You fascists!

We have to talk about this stuff.

Wait a second.

You've been on that for two months.


It's a short story...

Frankie McVeigh, you're not funny.

I know it.


would you do me a favour?

Take the YCL meeting Monday night.

You can't miss a meeting.

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Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents (July 14, 1917 – May 5, 2011) was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter.After writing scripts for radio shows after college and then training films for the U.S. Army during World War II, Laurents turned to writing for Broadway, producing a body of work that includes West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), and Hallelujah, Baby! (1967), and directing some of his own shows and other Broadway productions. His early film scripts include Rope (1948) for Alfred Hitchcock, followed by Anastasia (1956), Bonjour Tristesse (1958), The Way We Were (1973), and The Turning Point (1977). more…

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