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Offline Mandy21

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Re: "Somewhere in Time" 1980 film with parallels to BBM?
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2010, 12:56:51 pm »
Watched it again a few days ago, noticed more parallels to BBM:

- older generation keeping young lovers apart
- looking out windows, and longing to see something that isn't there
- water rushing by when emotions are high
- reflection in mirror after kissing
- lovers running down stairs, into each other's arms

Question:  Is it possible that the Christopher Plummer character in SIT and the Randy Quaid character in BBM were jealous that they never had the kind of love that they got to observe?

My favorite quote from SIT, from the always gorgeous and timeless Jane Seymour:

The man of my dreams has almost faded now -- the one I have created in my mind, the sort of man each woman dreams of in the deepest and most secret reaches of her heart.  I can almost see him now, before me.  What would I say to him, if he were really here?  'Forgive me?  I've never known this feeling.  I've lived without it all my life.  Is it any wonder, then, I fail to recognize you?  You brought it to me for the first time.  Is there any way that I can tell you how my life has changed?  Any way at all to let you know what sweetness you have given me?  There is so much to say, I cannot find the words.

Except for these:  I love you.'

And such would I say to him, if he were really here
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Re: "Somewhere in Time" 1980 film with parallels to BBM?
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2010, 01:06:20 pm »
Nice, Mandy.

Apparently many actresses auditioned for the part of Elise.  They were each asked if they had been in love before, and Jane Seymour was the only one to say, 'no'.
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Re: "Somewhere in Time" 1980 film with parallels to BBM?
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2010, 01:19:08 pm »
Watched it again a few days ago, noticed more parallels to BBM:
Question:  Is it possible that the Christopher Plummer character in SIT and the Randy Quaid character in BBM were jealous that they never had the kind of love that they got to observe?

That's an interesting question, but might it be comparing apples to oranges to compare what they observed--or maybe that doesn't even make a difference? I would say all Joe Aguirre "got to observe" was man-on-man sex, and while it's possible he could be jealous because he never got to experience that  ::)  I don't really think he got to see the love.

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the always gorgeous and timeless Jane Seymour:

I'm glad we're in agreement about Jane Seymour.  :)
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Re: "Somewhere in Time" 1980 film with parallels to BBM?
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2010, 01:39:27 pm »
I've been perusing the INSITE website lately.  As I ordered a little something, I ended up corresponding with Jo Addie, the president of their fan club.  She was very interested in hearing about the BBM fandom. 

It turns out, she was an inadvertent extra in the film, and also ended up befriending "Chris" and "Jane". 

It's a great story, called "Barely in Time:  Confessions of a SIT Extra".  Here's a link.
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Re: "Somewhere in Time" 1980 film with parallels to BBM?
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2010, 02:22:07 pm »
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Re: "Somewhere in Time" 1980 film with parallels to BBM?
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2010, 02:27:27 pm »
Oh my goodness, Paul.  That pic is so lovely.  They just don't make women that exquisite anymore, do they?  I'd only count Vivien Leigh among Jane's ranks.  Oh, and my own mother, of course.
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Re: "Somewhere in Time" 1980 film with parallels to BBM?
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2010, 02:32:53 pm »
Oh my goodness, Paul.  That pic is so lovely.  They just don't make women that exquisite anymore, do they?  I'd only count Vivien Leigh among Jane's ranks.  Oh, and my own mother, of course.

Heh. I'm straight for Jane Seymour. ...  :laugh:
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Re: "Somewhere in Time" 1980 film with parallels to BBM?
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2010, 02:39:41 pm »
Here's a more recent photo of her, thirty years later.

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Re: "Somewhere in Time" 1980 film with parallels to BBM?
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2010, 03:10:52 pm »

She and Jake Gyllenhaal have mastered that look of love...you know just exactly what they're looking at...the beloved!!
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Re: "Somewhere in Time" 1980 film with parallels to BBM?
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2010, 03:13:07 pm »
I would say all Joe Aguirre "got to observe" was man-on-man sex, and while it's possible he could be jealous because he never got to experience that  ::)  I don't really think he got to see the love.

I disagree...I think he definitely got to see the love!!
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