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The Way We Were: Looking Back (1999)

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic film about romance set against a backdrop of war and political differences. Includes interviews with star Barbra Streisand and director... See full summary »

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Michael Arick
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Barbra Streisand ... Herself / Katie
Arthur Laurents ... Himself - Screenwriter
Sydney Pollack ... Himself - Director
Marvin Hamlisch ... Himself - Composer
Alan Bergman Alan Bergman ... Himself - Lyricist
Marilyn Bergman Marilyn Bergman ... Herself - Lyricist
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic film about romance set against a backdrop of war and political differences. Includes interviews with star Barbra Streisand and director Sydney Pollack, giving their views on the experience of crafting this well-loved masterpiece. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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USA

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English

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1 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This documentary is featured on the DVD for The Way We Were (1973), released in 1999. See more »

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References The Miracle Worker (1962) See more »

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The Way We Were: Looking Back is a fine tribute doc of such a classic romantic movie
17 October 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After watching the movie The Way We Were on DVD, I went to the Special Features section to watch this documentary about the making of it with interviews of director Sydney Pollack, Barbra Streisand, screenwriter Arthur Laurents, composer Marvin Hamlisch, and lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Notice I didn't mention Robert Redford as there was no interview with him, just Pollack talking about his working relationship with him and his attempts to convince him to take the role down to the deadline wire. The most fascinating parts of this doc were all the deleted scenes provided by Ms. Streisand especially her character's going back to her alma mater to see a woman taking a stand like she did about 20 years earlier and a revelation from Redford's character concerning an old friend of Barbra's. When it segued to Hamlisch and the Bergmans, they talked about writing the iconic song and Barbra's contributions such as her changing the original first word-"daydreams"-to "memories". It's especially touching seeing Pollack, Laurents, and Hamlisch on screen as they've all passed on since 1999 when this was made, Hamlisch just several weeks ago. So on that note, The Way We Were: Looking Back is well worth seeing for die-hard fans of the movie.


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