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After all, the theme for many films which take place in Michigan is that of escape. Filmed on Mackinac Island, a teensy piece of idyllic land, only about four her around like a lobotomized creep until she agrees to go on a date with him. T. Nelson—known to much of the world as Coach) in the process. Article on filming of movie on Mackinac Island, Michigan; film stars Christopher Reeve, not as a movie producer, and his date was simply to ask Mr. the use of the lobby, dining room, grounds, horses and coaches. Movie filmed on Mackinaw Island. . Mackinaw Island Because of this movie, I just had "Somewhere in Time" filmed on Mackinaw Island, Michigan. "Don't expect to find any fairy godmothers, pumpkin coaches or talking animals here. .. Get An Officer and a Gentleman DVD and Blu-ray release date, trailer, movie.
Because being a Michigander and explaining Michigan seem to go hand-in-hand with no longer living in Michigan, itself a sort of hypocrisy that Michiganders have to earn in order to embrace.
After all, the theme for many films which take place in Michigan is that of escape. Be it the weather; the overtly institutionalized and stiflingly casual racism; the ever-present, looming threat of a decay from which no soul could ever return; the political corruption deeply ingrained into every single level of government; the bitter sense of martyrdom in its beleaguered citizens, insisting that the rest of the world owes them—growing up a Michigander requires inculcating these existential dilemmas, or fleeing them as soon as you can.
The state motto is more of a plea than a boast: And who seeks pleasant peninsulas, anyway?
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That Michigan is so much more than the mitten-shaped state which stole its Upper Peninsula from Wisconsin and is home to the murder capital of the U. Michigan can be an unrelentingly lovely place, wild and isolated the farther one ventures into the middle of the state and north towards Canada.
That proximity—the oppression of hyper-urban infrastructure encroaching upon unfettered nature—allows for so many filmmakers to investigate the boundaries between such different realities. Robinson, but she quickly returns Richard's love.
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I will not say anymore, other than that the ending made me feel so warm and yet made me want to cry. You will be hard pressed to find a movie lighter on plot, and there are many questions left unanswered, but that's perfect because Somewhere in Time is very surreal, and dreamlike even. The emphasis is not on watching events, but on simply feeling love, and this is as close as anyone has ever come to making a movie out of pure emotion.
Jane Seymour looks radiant while on screen but this is Christopher Reeve's movie.
Reeve, after amazing everyone with his talent, good looks, and charisma in one of the biggest blockbusters ever, could have become one of Hollywood's all-time great leading men. Instead, a series of horrible decisions about what roles to take and not take made it so that he had to do TV movies to pay the bills by the late s. But this is the one movie that shows what should have been.
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He very convincingly depicts Richard first as goofy kid, then as empty older man, then as someone simply awestruck by love and determined to let nothing stop him from getting the breathtaking Elise. Then, in the final scenes, he portrays his anguish so remarkably it is wrenching to watch.
The real world fell away as the story and the setting took hold of us. I've rarely worked on a production that was so relaxed and harmonious. Even the hard-boiled Teamsters and grips from Chicago succumbed to the charms of the island and the mellow atmosphere on the set. However, Jane Seymour stated: One critic wrote that he looked like someone "who had inhaled a helium balloon" while another described him as "too bulkly, too big, too cartoonish for the role".
The movie closed relatively quickly. We had such a wonderful time filming 'Somewhere in Time', but maybe we lost our objectivity. In any case, we were devastated by the public's rejection of our work.
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Cast and crew alike moved quickly into other projects. The group prints a quarterly newsletter and has an annual reunion on Mackinac Island which Chris and Dana Reeve attended in Somewhere in Time has proved to be timeless.
It shows up on lists of favorite movies and continues to be a popular rental. A theater in Hong Kong ran it continuously for 18 months. When Jane Seymour met Colin Powell recently he told her it was his favorite movie. Many people have commented on the similarities between Somewhere in Time and the recent blockbuster Titanic.
Why are so many of us willing to watch Somewhere in Time over and over again?
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I personally enjoy the pure romanticism and the magnificent setting. As a something, I enjoy watching the youthful romance of my contemporaries Reeve and Seymour more now than I did when I was younger. The theme of one true love across time has appeal as one deals with the vagaries of middle age.
The gallant, yet gentle manner of Christopher Reeve that was so appealing as Superman appears in Richard Collier as well. I would be happy to spend an evening with either one of them.
I still see these characteristics in Christopher Reeve today. Somewhere in Time clearly means different things to different people. When I asked two friends what they liked best about the movie, one answered immediately "The music - I love the music!
Another thought for a while and finally said, "I don't know what my favorite part is or why I like it. Universal's Somewhere in Time is an old fashioned film in the best sense of that term. Which means it's carefully crafted, civilized in its sensibilities, and interested more in characterizations than in shock effects.