One of the most popular tearjerkers ever, Love Story tells the tale of a rich law student, Oliver (Ryan O’Neal), and a poor musician, Jenny (Ali McGraw), who fall in love while attending college. Despite opposition to their relationship from Oliver’s wealthy father, the two get married. After graduation, Oliver takes a job at a prestigious legal firm in New York, and everything seems to be going well for the couple. However, tragedy strikes when Jenny is diagnosed with a fatal illness. As a result, Oliver must face a future without the woman he loves. This timeless film, based on Erich Segal’s novel, featured the famous tag line “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Ryan O’Neal as a law student who defies his rich and powerful father (Ray Milland) on every issue, including the former’s love for a music student (Ali MacGraw). –Rotten Tomatoes
Arthur Hiller, OC (born 22 November 1923) is a Canadian film director. His filmography includes 33 major studio releases, including the 1970 film Love Story. A film festival in Hiller’s name was held each spring from 2006 until 2009 at his alma mater, Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts, in tribute for his continued support of the school.
Hiller was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and graduated from University College, University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1947, a Master of Arts degree in psychology in 1950 and received an honorary Doctor of Laws in 1995.
Hiller began his show business career in television for the CBC in Toronto in the 1950s, and was a successful television director before moving into films and Hollywood. In the 1950s Hiller directed an episode of the anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents entitled “Disappearing Trick” which starred Betsy von Furstenberg and Robert Horton. He also directed a number of episodes of Thriller. read more
Sweet and warm with a haunting atmosphere which yawns over the entire film because of Jenny's inevitable passing. Yes it is flawed and the soundtrack could be more varied; But it's daring approach to female characterisation and my previous compliments make for neat little film. 3/5.