Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Just Jot it January: Title


Also  this  is  the  SoCs .  Linda  said :The  prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “title.”  Think of the title of a movie. Remember or jot down the first one that comes to mind. Now what I’d like you do for SoCS is, use that title as the inspiration for your post. It can be the story of the movie, the title of the movie, or you can simply quote the title of the movie somewhere in your post. It’s up to you! Enjoy!

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I have  seen  this  film  three  times  and  read  the  book. It  is  such  a great  story . It  is  about  Henry DeTamble  who  has  a  genetic abnormality  which  causes  him  to  time travel  without  any warning.  Stress  is  a  huge  factor  in  his  time  jumps. He  cannot  predict, when, where  or  even  whether  he travels  forward  or  backwards.

The  film starts  when  Henry  meets  Clare Abshir, his  future  wife  in  a Library. Clare  knows  who he is  because  he  has  been visiting  her  since  her  childhood…… when he  travels cannot take  anything  with  him so  arrives  naked …this  as you can imagine  causes  all sorts of  problems.

On one of his  visits  he  gives  Clare  a  list  of  dates  and times  of  future  visits  so  she can  leave him  food  and  clothes.

Henry  wins  over  Clare’s  close  friends  and  confides in them  his problem. Clare  and Henry get  married , even  the  wedding is  not unaffected  with  an older Henry  turning up  to  Marry  Clare as  the young one has  traveled.   Clare never  get  used to Henry’s disappearances but  she  does  accept  them.   She  spends  most of  her life  waiting for him  to  either  disappear or  return.

Clare  becomes  pregnant  but  it  appears  the  baby  is  time travelling  too  and  she  miscarries, sadly  this  happens  many  times.   Henry has a  vasectomy  to end their suffering. Soon after, Clare gets pregnant one last time – by a visiting younger version of Henry this  time  she  carries  full term. They  have a daughter  called  Alba. Alba  can time travel  too.

Alba, when  she is  about  10 years  old  travels  back  to help  her  5 year old  self  prepare  for  her  father’s  death.

Henry  travels  to  Chicago in winter  and  cannot  find  clothes  or  shelter  quickly  enough  and  gets  frostbite  on his  return  to his  present  he has  to have  both feet  amputated …. this  does  not  bode  well  for  any  future  jumps.

Eventually Henry time travels and is accidentally shot by Clare’s father while hunting elk. Henry returns in time to die in Clare’s arms. Some years later, a younger Henry later visits Alba and Clare, giving Clare hope that he will visit again, but he tells her not to spend her life waiting for him, hoping this encounter would provide a proper closure between them.  The  book  ends  slightly  differently.

There is  a great  deal  more  to this  story, Henry’s  childhood,  the effects on his parents, friends, even how his older self  helps  the  younger self . I just  don’t  want  to  tell  you  too much!

A beautiful  story  well worth  reading  the book  or  seeing  the  film .

The  time  traveler’s  wife 





18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. BunKaryudo
    Jan 09, 2016 @ 15:00:05

    It sounds like a very interesting story. If I see it around I’ll watch it.


  2. Tosha Michelle
    Jan 09, 2016 @ 15:21:30

    I’ve never seen the movie but I have read the book. I liked it too. Happy Saturday!


  3. Deborah
    Jan 09, 2016 @ 18:16:12

    I don’t watch movies very often, but I have thought about reading this book. You’ve convinced me to get it. 🙂


  4. gigoid
    Jan 09, 2016 @ 18:32:19

    Good job; now I don’t need to see the movie, but, it was enough for me to put the book on my ‘list’ to read…




  5. dalecooper57
    Jan 09, 2016 @ 21:07:01

    I thought this was one of those where you should definitely read the book before (or instead of) seeing the movie, I didn’t think it did the book justice.


  6. Corner of Confessions
    Jan 09, 2016 @ 23:53:03

    Oh i have the book lying around somewhere, i’ll have to find it and put in my ever growing pile of to be read books.


  7. LindaGHill
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 18:22:52

    I loved the movie too!


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