Hubbell and Carol Ann seem to have a fling.
When Hubble is drunk and asleep in bed, Katie slips off her clothes and gets into bed naked with him. Her bare back is shown, but nothing else. When she cuddles him, Hubble climbs on top of her, begins kissing her, and starts to bang her, implied with some minor thrusting. He may not remember this the next day.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


In the second season of “sex and the city”, Carrie still didn’t give up after Mr. Big’s engagement, holding three good friends to the point: “why isn’t the bride me?” Finally, recalling the movie “the way we are”, comparing the relationship between kattie played by Barbara Streisand and Hubbell played by Robert Redford, Carrie was finally relieved. The three girls (Samantha had never seen it at all) sang affectionately: “Memories light the corners of my mind…”. While being moved by such a warm scene, I also wrote down the movie “the way we are”, which made them love to death. Not long ago, I finally found the film and heard the origin of the sentence “your girl is lovely, Hubbell” and the original version of Streisand’s “the way we are”.

There is no doubt that “the way we are” is a love film produced by Hollywood, following the eternal model of handsome men and beautiful women. However, if you think the film is repeating the same old tune again, you are very wrong. Kattie and Hubbell’s love is not a fairy tale, but more like a private memoir. I believe such a story has been staged in one or several places in the real world.

Although Barbra Streisand is a famous talented woman in Hollywood with excellent singing and acting skills, I have never caught a cold with her, nor do I think she looks beautiful. Instead, I think she looks like a stepmother, with the exception of Katie in the way we are. Ka… Ka… Ka… Katie, her classmates like to call her by that name and make fun of this communist, left-wing curly haired girl. She always looks serious and ignores those middle-class students who are born only for pleasure. Of course, she occasionally looks at the handsome Hubbell who is good at various sports and is always surrounded by girls, even if he has nothing to do with communism. In the writing class, Katie spent a lot of effort on her novels, which didn’t get the favor of the teachers. On the contrary, the works of Hubbell, who is usually careless, are more moving. So Katie realized that the handsome guy was not only handsome, but also had a good brain (just too lazy to use at ordinary times), and Hubbell looked at him differently because of Katie’s passionate speech on the stage. The two frowned. No one pierced the paper window because they were in a completely different crowd. A few years later, World War II broke out. Kattie and Hubbell met again at a cocktail party and naturally came together. Then, inevitably, the two people collided with completely different circles of friends and values. Although they almost broke up, in the end, the relationship became more and more peaceful under kattie’s compromise. Hubbell became a screenwriter, and kattie tried to integrate into Hubbell’s circle of friends. The sudden changes of the times did not let them go after all. Under the rampant McCarthyism, kattie became a fighter against the government again, and Hubbell advocated being wise and self-protection. Kattie and Hubbell both know that it’s time to break up, even though kattie is pregnant. Many years later, Hubbell met kattie again in the street. She still insisted on her career, with her curly hair thrown by the wind

Love is the eternal theme of the film. We always see a pair of loving men and women in the film who have to be separated because of the great difference in family status. But in real life, couples often go their separate ways because of their different personalities or ideas The way we are “this love story without happy ending tells us that the power of love is limited or even fragile in the face of times, classes and beliefs. In fact, in Hubbell’s heart, he always knew that he was out of step with kattie, so he knew that kattie liked him and didn’t mean to pursue him in College; The reunion in the war and the night after being drunk, he still did not make a clear statement; When he found it difficult for kattie to integrate into his circle of friends, he resolutely proposed to break up with her; After living together, whenever kattie wants to make extreme political remarks, he often filters her words like a firewall. In their relationship, Hubbell has been in a passive relationship, not because he doesn’t love kattie deeply, but because he has long expected the end. He not only knows the relationship between the two, but also knows kattie very well, even better than kattie herself (his comment on kattie that “once you fall in love with someone, whether Roosevelt or me, you will become blind” is to the point). Unfortunately, he also knows himself very well. Although he loves this different woman, his love is not strong enough to make him betray the standard and comfortable way of life taught by his class.

If Hubbell is always calm, as he said, kattie’s love is always blind, except for the final breakup. In fact, for kattie, Hubbell’s main thing is sexual attraction. When I didn’t know Hubbell from the beginning and even hated him, I couldn’t help being attracted by his handsome appearance (that was the best time in Redford!); After seeing Hubbell’s talent in writing class, she angrily cried and tore up her novel. She was not sad that her talent was not as good as him, but finally realized that she liked a person she shouldn’t like and was angry with herself. In the past, she could stabilize herself with the reason of “simple mind and developed limbs”. Now she doesn’t even have such a reason. On the night of the occasional reunion, while Hubbell was drunk unconscious, she had a taste of the wish of many years ago. Hubbell wanted to break up. She tried her best to stay. She didn’t hesitate to stay away from the political movement and pretended to be a little woman. However, in the struggle between sex and faith, the winner is the latter. After all, this can make her a protagonist and make her feel her value. Besides, the lover will betray you, but faith will never.

In addition to love, politics is also a major theme of the way we are. Katie, who had originally planned to be a good wife and mother in France, lost her money because she couldn’t swallow the evil spirit of McCarthyism. On the other hand, McCarthyism helped her find herself again. This episode undoubtedly slapped Hollywood and the US government in the face. You should know that McCarthyism is the dirtiest page in the history of American cultural development, which flaunts the spirit of freedom. Even now, the attitude of the U.S. government and many Americans is still secretive. Therefore, George Clooney’s good night, good luck, which has not wonderful plot and excellent narrative skills, swept the major film awards with its unprecedented courage. And “the way we are” (1973) when the domestic political situation in the United States was extremely tense due to the Vietnam War, it took courage to reopen the old scars?

The Way We Were

memories light the corners of my mind

misty water color memories

of the way we were

scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind

smiles we gave to one another

fore the way we were

can’t it be that it was all so simple then

or has time rewritten every line

and if we had the chance to do it all again

tell me would we, could we

memories maybe 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

remember, the way we were

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