Wednesday, August 5, 2009

So THAT's What's Missing (or Not Missing) in My Time Travel Sequences

"We had a time traveling expert on the set who said that for a fact if [Henry] were to time travel he would be naked. We just had to take his word for it."

~Eric Bana, who plays Henry in "The Time Traveler's Wife"


the walking man said...

So then Laura...are you saying this is a must see movie?

and no I am not going to comment on your comment about my comment which will not be commented on so as not bring attention to the comment in question.

InkyLuv will pay though.

L.A. Mitchell said...

@WM - Hard to say. I loved the book. Yes, it's time travel and a love story, but Audrey Niffenegger's prose is like beautiful music. Sadly, that doesn't translate to the big screen. A nude hero sounds like a win-win to me, though ;)

laughingwolf said...

was this guy not the latest HULK? so if he's nakkers, that mean he's all GREEN? :O lol

Caryn Caldwell said...

LOL! Though I think I do recall him being naked when he time-traveled in the book. It was a big issue for him. I think he tried to stash clothes in certain places. Of course, that detail is a little easier to convey in a book than in a family friendly movie!

Marilyn Brant said...

Loved the novel. Cannot wait to see this film. Will you be reviewing it for us after this weekend, L.A.? :)

Vesper said...

And he should! :-)

I haven't read the book. Is the time travel in it only a pretext for the love story?

L.A. Mitchell said...

@walkingman - I can't say it's a must-see yet, though I do think the book is a must-read. Anyone who wants to read it, give it about 30-50 pages before you want to put it down. It takes a bit to get into the rhythm of the alternate narrative framework Niffenegger uses.

OR you could just watch Steel Magnolias. LOL

@laughingwolf - I have no idea. Was he?

@Caryn - It does play a role in the book. Maybe the author put it in there to add that extra scene conflict each time he traveled. He had to have known when he took the role, though.

@Marilyn - not sure when I'll get around to seeing it, but I'll be sure to let you know what I think ;)

@Vesper - Time travel is really their fundamental conflict--why they can never truly be together. It'll be interesting to see how they handle his massive amount of traveling without losing or confusing the audience.

Barbara Martin said...

Movies often don't quite carry the essence of the book onto the screen. It may turn out all right if those who read the book don't put unrealistic expectations into what the screenwriter decided to put in.

Years ago I went to see "The Appaloosa" with Marlon Brando, having read the book. The movie had nothing in it remotely related to the book, just the horse. I was sorely disappointed.

laughingwolf said...

lol... dunno, lam, did not see the flick ;)