Do you believe in deja vu or reincarnation? Have you experienced meeting a person you thought you already met before?
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Let me show you how time is really important in love. I’ve chosen a 1980 romantic movie entitled “Somewhere in Time” starring Christopher Reeves (1st Superman actor) and Jane Seymour. It is a film adaptation of the 1975 novel “Bid Time Return” by Richard Matheson.
“Somewhere in Time” is the story of a young screenwriter who sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness in the past where true love awaits him. Richard Collier is approached by an elderly woman who gives him an antique gold pocket watch and pleads him to return in time with her and after that day, she eventually died. Eight years later, Richard Collier is captured by a photograph of a beautiful young woman in the Grand Hotel where he stayed in his vacation. Through research, another picture of this woman in her later years reveals to him that she is the same woman who had given him the pocket watch. Upon knowing, he went to his former professor who wrote a book that tells about time traveling. Collier then becomes obsessed of returning to 1912, buying everything vintage, from clothes to coins. He removes all modern things inside his hotel room and started on hypnotizing himself that he’s in the year 1912. After several trials he tried, he succeeded. He met Elise McKenna, the woman in the photograph, and tried to explain his motive on knowing her more. Moment by moment, Elise found herself falling in love with Collier.
But as it happened, Collier didn’t knew that he has a present coin in one of his pockets in his suit. Upon seeing it, he goes back in the present which is 1980 and he never came back again to the past. Psychologically depressed, Collier didn’t ate for weeks and suddenly died in his hotel room. In the end, he and Elise are together again where they can never be separated by time.
The story in the novel is almost the same in the film. The only difference is that in the “Bid Time Return”, Collier has a brain tumor which eventually lost after traveling back to the past. The year was also different, the year is 1890’s instead of 1912. Lastly, the scene where he got back to the present was also different, he was fighting with Robinson, Elise’s manager, then he saw the coin instead of having a conversation with Elise in his hotel room.
For a glimpse of this movie I’m proud to offer of watching, you can watch this trailer:
Love makes everything possible. Even in the absence or presence of time which makes it more valuable. After I’ve watched this movie and read more about the novel, i wonder, ‘Is it possible to time travel and find in the past or in the future the one destined for you?” “Can it be done like what Albert Einstein thought of?” Maybe … Maybe not … but it make sense don’t you think?
- Justine Renneth Alday