What I love in a Saturday/Sunday combo:
1. Great movies: The Way We Were & The Social Network. Both equally awesome in completely different ways.
2. Great food: Chinese from our local China Dragon, Tammy Enriquez' yellow rice and chicken with plantains, and brownies.
3. The great outdoors: The temperature reached 61 this weekend, allowing me and Austin to walk anywhere and everywhere all day Saturday.
4. A great purchase: Our local antique store, It's All In The Past, has had this old print I had been eyeing for, oh, about 2 years. I finally snagged it.
5. Great laughs: Not having any worked related responsiblities on the weekends simply makes it easier for me to let go and enjoy things.
6. Great company: I have a great boyfriend and a great roommate. Enough said.
But back to The Way We Were. This movie will be tucked away in my memory along with The Bridges of Madison County. Both movies left you with a similar feeling when the credits started rolling: unresolve. Ugh, I swear there's nothing worse than wondering what could have been.
The only thing preventing me from becoming an emotional basketcase while watching this film was having to pause every 5 minutes to say, "Oh my gosh. She looks gorgeous. Look at that outfit! That's ridiculous. I want it."
In 1973, the film won Best Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Art-Set Decoration, and Best Cinematography. And if that doesn't compell you to see it, maybe these will.
It was difficult finding images of the costume design, but don't worry. The film is not in black and white. And in great Oprah fashion, she recently had a reunion of Barbara and Robert on her 1,000,000th season special that consisted of nothing but goo-gooing and gah-gahing over this film.
To be honest, Jack and Rose ain't got nothing on these two.