TBT: Somewhere in Time (1980)


This is one of those romantic films of legend — seriously, there’s a whole fan club built around it! Somewhere in Time (1980) was a small film release at first but gained cult-classic status on cable and VHS back in the day. Christopher Reeve chose this time-traveling romance as his first movie after his blockbuster success of starring as Superman. Featuring Jane Seymour as his 1912 love interest, the movie is almost entirely set at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan.

Well, how is the movie and what about the 1910s costumes? I may be bursting the bubble of some in the International Network of Somewhere in Time Enthusiasts (INSITE), but we have no sacred cows here at Frock Flicks!

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Trystan L. Bass

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A self-described ElderGoth, Trystan has been haunting the internet since the early 1990s. Always passionate about costume, from everyday office wear to outrageous twisted historical creations, she has maintained some of the earliest online costuming-focused resources on the web. Her costuming adventures are chronicled on her website, TrystanCraft. She also ran a popular fashion blog, This Is CorpGoth, dedicated to her “office drag.”

6 Responses

  1. Mitzy Carter

    This is one of my husband’s favorite movies. If you knew my leather wearing, motorcycle riding, tough guy Aussie husband, you’d be howling with laughter right about now, but he seriously has a soft romantic side. It helps that he has a serious crush on Ms Seymour and the movie features his favorite piece of classical music.

    • M.E. Lawrence

      Oh, that’s charming of your husband. Mine is a grim-looking guy from Sheffield; he is mushy about certain cats and dogs.

  2. Kaite Fink

    I’m from Michigan and spent many summers up north. The Grand sometimes did movie showings for it. They certainly keep the memory of it alive. And the island and the Hotel are fantastic settings. It has been a while since I watched it though.


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