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Books into Film: "Somewhere in Time"

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This modern and beloved film classic is the story of a young writer who sacrifices his life in the present to find happiness in the past, where true love awaits him. Young Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve) is approached by an elderly woman who gives him an antique gold watch and who pleads with him to return in time with her. Years later, Richard Collier is overwhelmed by a photograph of a beautiful young woman (Jane Seymour). Another picture of this woman in her later years reveals to him that she is the same woman who had given him the gold watch. Collier then becomes obsessed with returning to 1912 and the beautiful young woman who awaits him there. It is based on the book Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson. The film is rated "PG" and 104 minutes. Viewers are invited to discuss the book and film after the screening. Copies of the book are available in the library‚Äôs book and eBook collections. Please note that the eBook is listed as Somewhere in Time.

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