Bid Time Return
The book Bid Time Return was made into the movie Somewhere In Time.
Book details for Bid Time Return
Bid Time Return was written by Richard Matheson. The book was published in 1975 by Ballantine Books (Mm). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.
Richard Matheson also wrote The Incredible Shrinking Man (1956), Stir of Echoes (1958) and What Dreams May Come (1978).
Movie details for Somewhere In Time
The movie was released in 1980 and directed by Jeannot Szwarc. Somewhere In Time was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.
Actors on this movie include Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright, Bill Erwin, George Voskovec, Susan French, John Alvin, Eddra Gale, Audrey Bennett, William H. Macy, Laurence Coven, Susan Bugg, Christy Michaels, Ali Matheson, George Wendt, Steve Boomer, Pat Billingsley, Ted Liss and Francis X. Keefe.
In his first film after the star-making success of Superman, Christopher Reeve stars as a contemporary playwright who visits a posh hotel and sees the portrait of an actress (Jane Seymour) who had performed there in 1912. He becomes obsessed with this beautiful woman and learns all he can about her, and then discovers a method of hypnotically transporting himself backward in time to meet her. "Is it ... you?" she says upon seeing the lovestruck playwright, and it's clearly a mutual attraction. But even the slightest reminder of the playwright's modern time can jar him from his seemingly real existence in the past, so his wonderful love affair is constantly just a step from being stolen away.
Based on Richard Matheson's novel Bid Time Return, this flaky film may strain one's tolerance for plot holes and corny romance, but it's hard to deny its lasting appeal--and let's face it, guys, it'll make wives and girlfriends swoon if they're in a tearjerker mood. --Jeff Shannon