I remember reading this book in Taipei in 2003. I was there to shoot a documentary about ghost weddings and was trying to figure out what life had in store for me. When I look back at my journals, it was quite an inspirational time that led to short film scripts, poetry and drawings. So in the midst of the Chinese chattering, I was completely enraptured by a book and finished it in the first 2day break we had in our hectic production schedule. The book was Audrey Niffenegger’s A Time Traveler’s Wife. I love how the characters were a little odd and although completely impossible, how their situation was so relate-able. So when I first heard heard about them making it into a film, I got scared.
Movies have a tendency to spoil a good book for me and if the trailer is anything to go by, it does look a lot more cheesey than the book. For one thing, Eric Bana is much too good looking to play Henry. So while I was pretty game to watch it before I saw the trailer, I’m not entirely sure now.