Love Story

Love Story

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Drama, Romance
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The novel tells of Oliver Barrett IV, who comes from a family of wealthy and well-respected Harvard University graduates. Partly to break the traditional Ivy League mold, the Harvard student meets and falls in love with Jennifer Cavelleri, a working-class, quick-witted Radcliffe College student. Upon graduation from college, the two decide to marry against the wishes of Oliver's father, who thereupon severs ties with his son. 
 
Without his father's financial support, the couple struggles to pay Oliver's way through Harvard Law School with Jenny working as a private school teacher. Graduating third in his class, Oliver takes a position at a respectable New York law firm. 
 
With Oliver's new income, the pair of 24-year-olds decide to have a child. After failing to conceive, they consult a medical specialist, who, after repeated tests, informs Oliver that Jenny is ill and will soon die.  
 
As instructed by his doctor, Oliver attempts to live a "normal life" without telling Jenny of her condition. Jenny nevertheless discovers her ailment after confronting her doctor about her recent illness. With their days together numbered, Jenny begins costly cancer therapy, and Oliver soon becomes unable to afford the multiplying hospital expenses. Desperate, he seeks financial relief from his father. Instead of telling his father what the money is truly for, Oliver misleads him.

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Love Story
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This Book is the basis of Love Story

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Naked
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This Book refers to Love Story
David talks about how his ideas about love are shaped, saying his only notion of love is that "love means never having to say you're sorry". This is a quote made famous from the book and film, 'Love Story'. (p.20)

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Oliver's Story

This Movie is inspired by Love Story
Oliver's Story is the sequel to the movie Love Story.
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Four Christmases

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This Movie refers to Love Story
Brad, thinking Kate is going to apologize, tells her that "Love means never having to say you're sorry." a line from the movie 'Love Story'.
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Season:  4  / Episode:  8 
Thanksgiving IV

This Television Episode refers to Love Story
Brick has a book from the library about the "real story behind Erich Segal's Love Story".

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Girls:
Season:  5  / Episode:  9 
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Small Wonder:
Season:  1  / Episode:  16 
Love Story

Love Story
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Love Story
performed by Katharine McPhee

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Love Story
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Love Story
performed by Taylor Swift

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