Captivating story about interwoven time
This film is about a young boy who goes to stay with his grandmother's
stately home during the Second World War. He finds the house's secret
ability to transport him back in time.
"From Time to Time" successfully weaves together past and present
events in a logical manner. Many time travel stories have major plot
loopholes, but "From Time to Time" has a logical plot that even when
people from present interacts with people in the past and alter events
from the past. I particularly like the fact that bits of stories weave
together, such as the "miracle light" and the jewels, so everything in
the film happens for a reason. I enjoyed watching "From Time to Time" a
A Lovely Film From Another Time....
This is a film that would easily have been made 40 years ago - that it
was made now is remarkable. I never read the book upon which it was
based so I came to it on its own merits - and it stood more than just
well. This is a film to be savored like a fine wine - it has rich
nuances. There is so much that is good about it - from writing and
acting to photography and set design.
It is an atmospheric film. Beautifully captured - the two time periods
are both portrayed in evocative detail. The mood for 1941 feels iconic
but real - like it would have been - in memory - quiet, all in muted
wintry grays with the detail of the house and its rooms presented to
the eye like paintings. By contrast, 1811 has a warm and vivid lushness
like a dream. Fascinating choices.
Beautifully acted - of exceptional note is Maggie Smith. Hugh
Bonneville gives a wonderful performance as Captain Oldknow. I found
the marital relationship between the Captain and his foreign wife, as
acted by Hugh Bonneville and Carice van Houten, as his wife Maria,
intriguing. Made me wonder about how that relationship was portrayed in
the book. Pauline Collins and Timothy Spall and Dominic West all
excellent, as are the actors playing the children. Well done all round.
This film made me curious about the book. In fact, I will likely read
the book now..