2010-01-21

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry you wrote Love Story

The New York Times announced this morning that Love Story author Erich Segal has died.

Some of the younger among you won't remember this (extremely) slim bestseller. That is good.

Just take it as a salutary warning that when the inevitable weepy movie appeared in 1970, the world was blessed with Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw as nanosecond superstars.

And that, back in the day, Love Story and Jonathon Livingston Seagull almost completely defined the philosophical thought of a, ummm, certain generation.

All of which may explain why many things so often screech sideways, now that this ummm, generation is runnin' things. I'm just sayin'...

5 comments:

XUP said...

Erich Segal also wrote the screenplay for Yellow Submarine. How weird is that?

zoom said...

I have to admit to loving Jonathon Livingston Seagull as a kid. And Le Petit Prince. Maybe it was the rugged individualism...

But I drew the line at Love Story.

coyote said...

XUP: Every bit as weird as the entire rest of the decade...

zoom: Bullshit, preppy! Betcha saw the movie!

zoom said...

There was a movie?

coyote said...

I have reason to suspect you may be mocking me...