Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday 9: Love Story

Saturday 9: 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 _____________________."

A. Love means listening with your heart, head, body, and soul.

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?

A. Hurry up, Spring!

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?

A. It depends on the friend or family member.

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?

A. If cookies count, then they were store bought Chips Ahoy!

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.)

A. Muther F*cker, followed closely by goddamnit all to hell, shit, and plain ol' damn. I think I say them all with far too much regularity.

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?

A. I look a little younger than my age (even with the whitening hair, which blends in nicely with my dirty dishwater blond), but I feel my age. I think younger than I am, I hope.

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.

A. Aragorn and Arwen in Lord of the Rings. Also the couples in An Officer and Gentleman and Pretty Woman (whose names I do not know).

8) Red is the signature color of Valentine's Day. Are you wearing red right now?

A. No. I'm all blue today.

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?

A. What, I can't have both? Cheapskate.


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  1. Officer and a Gentleman: Richard Gere/Debra Winger; Pretty Woman: Richard Gere/Julia Roberts.

  2. I'm not doing this one, but I'd have to add Affair to Remember (Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr) and any Spencer Tracy/Katharine movie especially "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (that Tracy speech given just days before his death, gets me every time)

    1. I'm afraid I'm not an "old movie" watcher. A part of my education I keep intending to rectify but never get around to doing.

  3. Lol about the cheapskate. Hahaha! Young at heart counts, and yes, in mind. Some would say the younger the better. ;o)

    1. I would rather not think like I did as a teenager, but I like to be open to new thoughts and experiences. I think that is being "young in mind."

  4. Loved your @#$%! rant :) and yes, you can have both cause I say so.

  5. Today is one of those days you can't wait for spring to arrive. High temperature today is in the teens but on Wednesday it is suppose to be in the 50s, you got to love New England.

  6. Wonderful answers.. I love your curses.. mine are similar.. often, too often *laughs* Enjoy your week!


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