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5.0 out of 5 stars John du Prey - Classical Review, April 15, 2012
This review is from: Somewhere in Time (Collector's Edition) (DVD)
Raindrops fall from the heavens upon the classic, genteel romance "Somewhere In Time." Within the `lover's pianissimo" storyline, love unfolds, passion envelopes, and intimacy closes upon us with force and fire from within. We observe Richard Collier (played with nuance by Christopher Reeve) going back in time to pursue a woman from another era (Elise McKenna, played with beauty and grace by Jane Seymour and in more advanced years played by the esteemed actress Teresa Wright). We do not know exactly how it is possible (time travel) but we accept the premise out of affection for this genre. If Richard has wings into eternity so do we. If he can transport himself back in time, so can we. Afterall we are investing ourselves in a high romance. It is high tide or nothing: once we are consumed with the rich themes ever present in this high-end drama.

All becomes secondary: we look only to the moment his eyes meet hers; when she - the softer one - acknowledges his gentleness on her behalf, and invites him to continue in his mannerisms, that are affecting her sensibilities (more than he might know); Elise commands the stage (literally and figuratively) when it comes to romantic interludes. It is she who knows the nuances and somber qualities of a strong or weak interlude, starting from the time he advances his masculine qualities upon her own - to the time he withdraws aspects of his person, to allow her to present aspects of her person. Her emotions persuade us to remain by her side, no matter what separates her from her chosen lover. Her depth elevates our empathy.

Of course, we know the strength of Richard lies in his grasp of those subtleties. Story truth: Elise's passion will not subside. It is a foregone conclusion. We acquiesce to her intense love for Richard from `Somewhere In Time' other than her own. He will come back to her or she will go to him. We bond with her easily once she states her desire on stage in front of a packed audience, in the now famous soliloquy by Jane Seymour. Perhaps this is the hidden rapture within the storyline. Our heroine will not allow `unfinished love' to remain constant in her life; she will find a way to reunite with her departed paramour. Highly recommend this historical romance. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc; written by Richard Matheson; music composed by John Barry (a now famous soundtrack); stunning cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky; filmed at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan, where Seymour and others in the cast gather on this movie's anniversary dates.
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