Behind-the-scenes drama almost derailed Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford’s classic ‘The Way We Were’

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New York Daily News

“The Way They Were: How Epic Battles and Bruised Egos Brought a Classic Hollywood Love Story to the Screen” by Robert Hofler; Citadel (304 pages, $28) ——— It was a movie nobody liked making. The producer worried it cost too much, yet the director felt he was spending too little. The leading man called the script “a piece of junk,” and the leading lady complained her best scenes were cut. Even the screenwriter pronounced it a disaster. Yet the millions who saw “The Way We Were” disagreed. Now, 50 years later — the official anniversary is in October — it’s an acknowledged classic romance film. H…

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