Somewhere In Time 1980
Somewhere in Time is a 1980 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is a film adaptation of the 1975 novel Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Plummer.
Reeve plays Richard Collier, a playwright who becomes obsessed with a photograph of a young woman at the Grand Hotel, a hotel located on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Through self-hypnosis, he wishes himself back in time to the year 1912 to find love with actress Elise McKenna (portrayed by Seymour), but comes into conflict with Elise’s manager, William Fawcett Robinson (portrayed by Plummer), who fears that romance will derail her career and resolves to stop him.
With its emotional themes, aching nostalgia, and sensual scoring, John Barry‘s score for the 1979 time-travel love story Somewhere in Time embodies the movie’s longing and romanticism in music that is both memorable and well matched to the screen. Although not nominated for Best Score when it was released, the music for Somewhere in Time has the same kind of unforgettable qualities as his better known scores for Born Free and The Lion in Winter, and surely deserved at least a nomination. Produced and recorded by Barry and including the famous “Eighteenth Variation” from Rachmaninov‘s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini performed by pianist Chet Swiatkowski, this disc should be heard by anyone who follows Barry‘s work.
Video: Somewhere In Time 1980 (Short Scene)
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