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The Way We Were video song

from The Way We Were (1973) movie, sung by Barbra Streisand, composed by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
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The Way We Were song lyrics

 Memories, light the corners of my mind,
 Misty watercolor memories of the way we were.
 Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind
 Smiles we give to one another
 For the way we were.
 Can it be that it was all so simple then
 Or has time rewritten every line?
 If we had the chance to do it all again
 Tell me would we? Could we?
 Memories, may be beautiful and yet
 What's too painful to remember
 We simply choose to forget.
 So it's the laughter, we will remember,
 Whenever we remember the way we were,
 The way we were.



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Rating 5  Ray
Directed by Sydney Pollack, screenplay by Arthur Laurents (based on his college days at Cornell University and his experiences with the House Un-American Activities Committee), with Barbra Streisand as Katie Morosky, Robert Redford as Hubbell Gardiner, Bradford Dillman as J.J., Lois Chiles as Carol Ann, Patrick O'Neal as George Bissinger, Viveca Lindfors as Paula Reisner, Allyn Ann McLerie as Rhea Edwards, Murray Hamilton as Brooks Carpenter, #6 on AFI's 100 YEARS - 100 PASSIONS list, produced by Ray Stark, cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr., film editing by John F. Burnett.

Rating 5  Sydney
A box office success ($49,919,870 - USA, 1974), the film was nominated for several awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original ramatic Score and Best Original Song for the The Way We Were. The soundtrack recording charted for 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually sold in excess of one million copies.

Rating 5  Arthur
At the time of its initial release, the film's soundtrack album peaked at #20 on the Billboard 200. On October 19, 1993, it was re-released on compact disc by Sony. It includes Streisand's rendition of "The Way We Were", which at the time of the film's release was a commercial success and her first #1 single in the United States. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1973 and charted for 23 weeks, eventually selling over a million copies and remaining #1 for three non-consecutive weeks in February 1974. On the Adult Contemporary chart, it was Streisand's second #1 hit, following "People" a decade earlier. Billboard named "The Way We Were" as the #1 pop hit of 1974, and it was the title track of a Streisand album that also reached #1.

Rating 5  Harry
Because the film's start date was delayed while it underwent numerous rewrites, Cornell was lost as a shooting location. Union College in Schenectady, New York was used instead. Other locations included the village of Ballston Spa in upstate New York, Central Park, the beach in Malibu, and Union Station in Los Angeles, the latter for a scene Laurents felt was absurd and fought to have deleted, without success.