Thursday, November 13, 2008

Somewhere In Time Party

Welcome to our Somewhere In Time Party. We are very romantic ones who dearly love this olden movie. It is hosted by our Jan at http://jt-jantom.blogspot.com/Go to her blog and you can visit all the lovely ones participating in this beautiful event. Now Darlings, this is a rather long post, but you must remember...it's all about the romance!! :)
This romantic fantasy movie was made in 1980 which starred Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. I did a little research and found out the movie was adapted from a 1970's vintage novel "Bid Time Return" by Richard Matheson.
The music from this movie is so very beautiful and moving! The soundtrack - John Barry's score to this movie is among the most romantic, seductive works ever! Especially the "Theme From Somewhere In Time" and "Rhapsody On A Theme of Paganini". I've played the piano for quite a few weddings in my day and the theme song from this movie is requested more than any other! Aww...it's so romantic and lovely!

Oh, this was such a handsome handsome young man! He's a little silly at times in the movie and at other times very serious and determined. Meet "Richard".
The movie was filmed on location at the Grand Hotel and at the former Mackinac College - both places located on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Some parts were filmed in Chicago.
Jane Seymour - what can you say? She was and still is a very beautiful woman. Meet the enchanting "Elise". These are her off the cuff words to Richard while she was on stage during her play:
The man of my dreams has almost faded now.
The one I have created in my mind.
The sort of man each woman dreams of
in the deepest and most secret reaches of her heart.
I can almost see him now before me.
What would I say to him, if he were really here?
Forgive me, I have never known this feeling -
I've lived without it all my life.
Is it any wonder, then,
that I failed to recognize you?
You - who brought it to me for the first time.
Is there any way I can tell you how my life has changed?
Any way at all to let you know what sweetness you have given me?
There is so much to say . . .
I cannot find the words.
Except for these -
I love you.
Such would I say to him, if he were really here.

Though this movie bombed at the box office, it has earned a loyal following since, regarded by many as a cult film. Now I'm over 50, but for you younger ones ~ if you choose to see this movie - give it a chance. It's a little cheesy at first, but it will suck you in before you know it. This is one of the few movies which has generated a fan club. Despite the negative reviews during its brief three week run in the theaters, Somewhere In Time, fans agree...is a classic.

I do believe these two actors were at their absolute most beautiful in this movie!
The film begins in May 1972, when playwright Richard Collier is approached by an elderly woman who places a pocket watch in his hand while pleading with him to "come back" to her. Eight years later, Richard, stressed from writing his play, decides to take a break and stays at the Grand Hotel, where he becomes entranced by a strangely captivating photograph of a mysterious, beautiful young woman. With the assistance of an old man who's been working at the hotel since 1910, Richard discovers that she is Elise McKenna, a famous early 20th-century stage actress. Upon digging deeper, he learns that she was the aged woman who gave him the pocket watch eight years earlier, but who subsequently died later that same evening.

Just so you will know, there isn't much offensive material in this movie. Language is mild. And the picture on the bottom right side - you will only see bare shoulders.
The character of Elise McKenna was inspired by real-life stage actress Maude Adams, a much-loved theatrical performer in her day, who led a reclusive existance in her later years. One more little tidbit ~ Jane Seymour's twin sons, Johnny and Kristopher Keach, are named after two men dear to the actresses' heart-- legendary singer/songwriter Johnny Cash and her Somewhere In Time co-star, Christopher Reeve.
Richard sees Elise beckoning to him. She has returned to him! His spirit rises from the chair to join his true love forever!
Hope I didn't give everything away about this movie. If you are a true romantic at heart ~ you're going to love this sweet movie! If you haven't seen it, I certainly hope you will!
Be forever romantic sweeties,

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Somewhere In Time

Somewhere in time,
we met on timeless hills...
and in the evening midst we kissed,
and time stood still;
Before the dawn, we found forever...
moments are timeless
when I feel your caress;
Love never goes...
once it has touched your heart...
just like the scent of wine,
that's left as two lips part;
The taste of love will linger after...
I find a meaning now in all that I see;
You're always here inside of me and...
I know where love is true,
it's always with you;
Somewhere in time,
I came to realize
LOVE NEVER GOES