The Theme from Love Story (1970)
In honor of Valentine's Day. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) The very popular tagline for this movie is, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Here's your chance to rewrite it. "Love means _____________________."
"Love means always being willing to say you're sorry."2) The movie was famous for a montage of the lovers frolicking in the snow. Do you enjoy sledding, skating, skiing, snowball fights, snowmen, etc.? Or do you just want spring to hurry up and get here?
I want spring to get here. I'm well past my frolicking sell-by.3) In the movie, Oliver asks his father for $5,000. The money is required for wife Jenny's hospital treatment, but Oliver is too proud to tell his father why he needs it. Adjusted for inflation, $5,000 in 1970 is $30,000 today. How much would you be willing to lend a friend or family member without knowing the reason?
I'm not even sure I'd loan $5,000 in today's money. We were just talking about this yesterday at work. Once you get into the thousands, I'm needing a little explanation.4) In the movie, Jenny is the daughter of a baker who owns a little shop in Cranston, Rhode Island. Think of the last baked goods you consumed. Were they home made? Did you buy them from a bakery, the grocery store, or a coffee shop, like Starbucks?
I bought a streusel muffin at the gas station Monday. I'm proud to say that I consumed it over two days, which is unusual for me.5) In 1970, when the movie was first released, California's First Lady Nancy Reagan said she liked it but was upset to hear Ali MacGraw's character swear. What's the curse word you use most often? (Feel free to spell it with *'s, in case Nancy Reagan stops by Sat. 9)
I'm heavily into the two big four-letter ones. Back-story: I grew up in a house where we used euphemisms for everything, and my mom didn't even like us saying "jeez." So once I was out of her house, I made a conscious decision to use language properly. All language. ;-)6) Now 75, Ali MacGraw has let her famous hair go gray. She says she's glad to "look like a grown up." Do you feel your age? Or older or younger than your years?
I look my age. I don't always feel it, but I am definitely aware that I look it.7) MacGraw and her Love Story co-star Ryan O'Neal are currently on tour in the play, Love Letters, and they're drawing big crowds of fans who remember them in their famous film. Tell us of another movie couple you felt had romantic chemistry.
Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore come to mind.8) Red is the signature color of Valentine's Day. Are you wearing red right now?
Nope. Still in my blue/white/lavender plaid PJs.9) Because Valentine's Day is such a big day for chocolate ... would you prefer a large, solid milk chocolate heart or a small box of four assorted chocolates?
Solid milk chocolate. It'll last longer.