Brooke Shields Endless Love 1982 Martin Hewitt

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. With Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight. A high school student’s love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by … Endless Love is a 1981 American romantic drama film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt. The screenplay by Judith Rascoe was adapted from the novel by Scott Spencer. The original music score was composed by Jonathan Tunick. It was the third highest publicity film of Brooke Shields after Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon. Given the somewhat high critical opinion of Franco Zeffirelli and the source novel, the film was considered especially disappointing, although there was advance feeling that the sensibilities of Zeffirelli were a poor match for this book. Although the film was not a success, the film’s theme song by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, also called “Endless Love”, became a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the biggest-selling single in Ross’ career.