Discuss Somewhere in Time

I just adore this movie. Definitely my favourite love story. Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plumber, the setting, the music, all just perfect.

A writer falls in love with a portrait of an actress from the early 1900's. He wills himself into that time period to meet her.

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I loved it too, but I was wondering if a remake would be worth the effort or if it is one of those movies that is a classic and should never be touched? Lifetime has been doing a lot of remakes. Despite top-notch casting, Beaches was not well-received and probably should not have been remade because the original was too perfect. The same is probably true here. Flowers in the Attic was better because the classic book has never seemed quite right on film, imho. There is also the expanded remake where a movie is turned into a 4 to 6 hour mini-series. That might work here where we could see more and appreciate it as a different project. Did McKenna ever find another love that would provide some happiness until Richard is born and she starts to prompt him to try to move through time? Did she have children? Did she make other attempts to contact Richard when he was younger or was the start of his professional career the only way she could find him? Would the internet and cellphones change the limited part of the story in "present day"?

I don't think McKenna found another love because I presumed that she ended up living permanently at the Grand Hotel.

I don't think she would have looked for Richard because she would have had no idea what had happened to him when he disappeared right before her eyes, after all it was the early 1900s. Then did find him when discovering maybe flyers or advertising of the opening night of his first play at Millfield College which was close to the hotel.

I can't imagine a remake for this. But that's just my opinion. I just loved Christopher Reeve in this and can't see anyone else playing the role same with Jane Seymour.

The movie was basically a period piece and don't believe it would work in present day as it was a beautiful, quite innocent love story. Present day it would have graphic sex and other stuff included which is what they do with movies these days sadly, and that would seriously ruin the story. And honestly how could they possibly improve a music score that was just so perfect for this movie.

I didn't know there was a remake of Beaches. I wouldn't have watched it anyway mainly because I cried so much in the original...

I'm trying to remember one remake that is better than the original. Can't remember coming across one yet.

Definitely no remake for Somewhere In Time. It' s perfect as it is :relaxed:

I like the idea that a remake can be better than the original, but it is rare. Something like Pride and Prejudice which they seem to remake every 5 years can have better versions. I prefer the Keira Knightley version to the Greer Garson version but that is probably biased by my lack of interest in black and white. Also, Newsies like Hairspray was a film, then a musical. For Newsies, I like the musical much better because they really tightened the story by making the love interest Pulitzer's daughter instead of a random girl.

They've made some really bad bad remakes. Mildred Pierce is the first one that comes to mind.

Right, remakes are generally so terrible and such hacks that they should have been banned from the start with rare exception.

And you just cannot improve on :medal:

  • Christopher Reeve as Richard Collier
  • Jane Seymour as Elise McKenna
  • Christopher Plummer as William Fawcett Robinson
  • Teresa Wright as Laura Roberts
  • Bill Erwin as Arthur Biehl

With such an outstanding cast of five fine outstanding talents, what's not to like, right?

You just cannot toss this one aside without feeling affection for someone in that bunch.


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