Thursday, August 18, 2016

Arthur Hiller, 1923-2016

The death has been announced of director Arthur Hiller. Hiller, who was born in Canada, started his career in Canadian TV, being noticed in America first by US network NBC and then by Hollywood.

In Hollywood, Hiller directed several notable movies: I've done full-length posts before about The Americanization of Emily, Plaza Suite, and Silver Streak among others.

But Hiller will probably be best remembered for a movie I find retch-inducing, 1970's Love Story, starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw as two opposites attracted to each other who wind up having a tragic romance. "Love means never having to say you're sorry"? Bleah.

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