The Movie: Harold and Maude (1971)
What Is It?: Suicidal young man Harold Chasen (Bud Cort) and the elderly Maude (Ruth Gorden) are fascinated with death for different reasons: Harold believes he has nothing to live for, while Maude realizes she doesn’t have much time left. This fascination with death brings the two together, and they become fast friends, and ultimately, romantically involved. I find it hard to believe that someone could sit through this movie and not see how someone, regardless of age, could fall in love with Maude.
Why Today?: On this day in 1929, Hal Ashby is born.