A Time Traveler’s Wife

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.

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2 thoughts on “A Time Traveler’s Wife

  1. I saw this. Never read the book though. I really like Rachel McAdams, and Bana’s hot and a good actor too, although his accent was kinda inconsistent. Some parts of the storytelling felt kinda underdeveloped though.

    Gotta say to me, the only movie that was better than the book is ‘Bridges of Madison County’. Or maybe I’m biased coz of Meryl Streep. 😛

  2. That’s so true about Bridges, I remember reading the book and not being so crazy about it but the movie 🙂 And yes, I’m a total Meryl fan too!!!

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