Monday, September 27, 2010

Somewhere in Time (film, 1980)

A story of young writer who sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness in the past, where his true love awaits him. A time travel romance....




Young Richard Collier ( Christopher Reeve) is approached by an elderly woman who gives him an antique gold watch and who pleads with him to return in time with her. Years later, Richard Collier is overwhelmed by a photograph of a beautiful young woman, Elise McKenna (Jane Seymour). Another picture of this woman in her later years reveals to him that she is the same woman who had given him the gold watch. Collier then becomes obsessed with returning to 1912 to meet the beautiful young woman who awaits him there. He tries to find out about her and learns that she is a famous stage actress. Determined to meet her somehow, he employs self hypnosis and wills himself to go back in time where he meets her. They fall in love, which does not make her manager happy at all. Her manager fears the romance will derail her career and resolves to stop her.

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