He’s a rich, preppy Harvard athlete. She’s a working-class Radcliffe College student. There’s love. There’s tragedy. There’s Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal each uttering variations of the enduring phrase: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” The often parodied, but unabashed romantic tearjerker broke box office records and became a global sensation. See Love Story (1970) at the Somerville on September 14-15th.
Behind the Screen: Love Story is playing back-to-back with the new 4K restoration of Carnal Knowledge. We wanted to contrast these two relationship-driven, very popular, but VERY different early 1970s blockbusters.