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  1. 1. Love Story by Erich Segal<br />Julienne Buscho<br />
  2. 2. What is Romance?<br />a literary genre developed in Western culture, mainly in English-speaking countries<br />primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending” (RWA).<br /><ul><li>many subgenres, including contemporary, historical, science fiction and paranormal</li></li></ul><li>Who is Erich Segal?<br />b. Erich Wolf Segal in 1937<br />American author, screenwriter, and educator<br />best-known for writing the novel Love Story and the motion picture of the same name<br />
  3. 3. Son of a Rabbi<br />Attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn and took summer courses in Switzerland<br />Attended Harvard College, graduating as both the class poet and Latin salutatorian in 1958<br />Obtained his master's degree (in 1959) and a doctorate (in 1965) in comparative literature, from Harvard University<br />Professor of Greek and Latin literature at Harvard University, Yale University and Princeton University<br />
  4. 4. d. January 17, 2010 at age 72 due to a heart attack after suffering Parkinson’s disease<br />Buried in London<br />Most notable works include Love Story and it’s 1977 sequel Oliver’s Story, and among various novels and screenplays, the script for The Beatles’ 1968 film Yellow Submarine.<br />
  5. 5. The Novel<br />Written as a sort of preview for the film <br />Released on Valentines Day in 1970<br />Became a New York Times No. 1 bestseller<br />Was the top selling work of fiction for 1970 in the U.S.<br />Was translated into 33 languages worldwide<br />The film became the number one box office attraction in 1970<br />
  6. 6. What Time Period…?<br />1970<br />The “Me” Decade<br />Nixon is President<br />U.S. is involved in Vietnam War<br />The Beatles disband and release their 12th and final album<br />Elvis Presley is back on tour after over a decade hiatus<br />Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin die<br />
  7. 7. What time period…?<br />1960s<br />“Cultural Decade”<br />John F. Kennedy elected President (1961), assassinated (1963)<br />Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson completes JFK’s term and wins subsequent election (1964)<br />Vietnam War (1955-75), draft takes effect (1964)<br />Richard M. Nixon is elected (1968), promises to end the Vietnam War<br /><ul><li> Malcolm X assassinated (1965)
  8. 8. Martin Luther King, Jr. gives “I Have a Dream” speech (1963), is assassinated (1968)
  9. 9. Front-running Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated (1968)</li></li></ul><li>Famous Quote<br />“Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry.”<br />Funny Interpretations:<br />Towards the end of the 1972 screwball comedy What's Up, Doc?, which also stars Ryan O'Neal. Barbra Streisand's character coos that "Love means never having to say you're sorry" while batting her eyelashes, and O'Neal's character responds, deadpan, "That's the dumbest thing I ever heard.”<br />In an episode of Rugrats, and spoken by Angelica Pickles: "Being bad means never having to say you're sorry.”<br />By Musician Larry Adler as "Vasectomy means never having to say you're sorry.”<br />John Lennon said, "Love means having to say you're sorry every fifteen minutes."<br />The quote was voted #13 in the American Film Institute's list AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes.<br />
  10. 10. Love Story Movie Trailer<br />So you can picture some of the scenes from the novel…<br /><br />2:30<br />
  11. 11. Works Cited<br /><ul><li>1960</li></ul><br /><ul><li>1970</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Erich Segal</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Love Means…</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Love Story (novel)</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Segal, Erich. Love Story. HarperTorch: New York, 1970.</li>