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17 June 2009 @ 03:59 am
time traveler's wife picspam  

Welcome! Just some thoughts before we get to the pics: the idea here is the trailer with sections of the book - either section that line up or just sections that I love. I know that this movie isn't going to be based on the book exactly and entirely, or even largely, because it's such a complex story. I love the fact they seemed to switched the focus to Clare as the constant in Henry's life, that the story looks to have been boiled down to what makes it so wonderful - the love and the struggles and the devotion between Henry and Clare. Making this picspam has raised a couple of questions for me re: what will and won't make it into the film. Obviously we're not going to see the miscarriages, but will Henry still get frostbite? Or will they do some kind of convenient "henry jumps forward to the end" thing instead? Hmm.

Also, if I may be inelegant for a moment: Bana is a sexy beast lol. For real, the casting of this film works so very well because both Bana and Rachel can be easily aged up or down depending on what you do to their hair. (As we've already seen from Rachel in The Notebook). Not to mention they're both wonderful in that even just in the trailer, you believe them. Oh man, can this movie come out now please?

Anyway! Picspam below!

henry: "you're clare. clare ann abshire, born may 24, 1971. your parents are phillip and lucille abshire, and you live with them and your grandma and your brother, mark, and your sister, alicia, in that big house up there."
"where did you come from? why do you know my name?"

"i came from the future. i am a time traveler. in the future we are friends."

henry: "it's a secret, clare, okay?"
"can't tell. i have to go, now. it was nice to meet you. don't take any wooden nickels." i hold out my hand and clare takes it, bravely. as we shake hands, i disappear.

clare: i am speechless. here is henry, calm, clothed, younger than i have ever seen him. henry is working at the newberry library, standing in front of me, in the present. here and now...i am at a loss because i am in love with a man who is standing before me with no memories of me at all.
henry: this astoundingly beautiful amber-haired tall slim girl turns around and looks at me as though i am her personal jesus. my stomach lurches. obviously she knows me, and i don't know her. lord only knows what i have said, done, or promised to this luminous creature, so i am forced to say in my best librarianese, "is there something i can help you with?"

henry:"the last time i saw you, you told me to bring this to dinner when we met again," clare shows me a pale blue child's diary, "so here," - she hands it to me - "you can have this." ...there are 152 dates, written with great care in the large open palmer method blue ball point pen of a six-year-old.

...I stop eating and look at clare. she looks back at me, serene, angelic, perfectly at ease.

henry: as she says "nine hundred and sixty-seven" i remove the tie from her eyes...my apartment is basically a couch, an armchair, and about four thousand books. our lips part; usually at this point i would be considering how to work my way past various fortresses of clothing, but instead i lean back and stretch out on the sofa, bringing clare along with me...part of me is dying to go leaping and licking and diving in, but i'm exhausted and overwhelmed.
clare: i feel a tiny pang of regret, as though i've lost a secret, and then a rush of exaltation: now, everything begins.

henry: home sweet home. no place like home. take me home, country roads. home is where the heart is. but my heart is here. so i must be home. clare sighs, turns her head, and is quiet. hi honey, i'm home. i'm home.

clare: he must be able to hear my heart beating, i think. it's come to this, i think. henry...looks at me gravely.
"you know that i love you. will you marry me?"
"yes...henry," i have an overwhelming sense of deja vu. "but you know, really...i already have."

clare: and so we are married.

clare: i sit down next to the pile of clothes and scoop them up, still warm from henry's body, and sit until their warmth is from my body, holding them. then i get up and go into our bedroom, fold the clothes neatly and place them on our bed. then i continue making dinner as best i can, and eat by myself, waiting and wondering.

henry: when i am out there, in time, i am inverted, changed into a desperate version of myself. i become a thief, a vagrant an animal who runs and hides...clare's low voice is in my ear often.
clare: i go to sleep alone and wake up alone. i watch the wind play with the trash that's been under the snow all winter. everything seems simple until you think about it...why has he gone where i cannot follow?

clare: my body wanted a baby. i wanted someone to love who would stay: stay and be there, always. and i wanted henry to be in this child, so that when he was gone, he wouldn't be entirely gone, there would be a bit of him with me...insurance, in case of fire, flood, act of God.

henry: i am looking at my daughter...almost before i know it i am holding alba in my arms, holding her tight, kneeling before her with my arms around her as she says "daddy", over and over.

clare: "i wish we could just stop time right now," he says. i'm running my fingers through his hair. "i don't want you to be alone...after."
"stop it. refuse to let it happen. change it."
"it has already happened." ...it's impossible to believe that henry, so solid, my lover, this real body, which i am holding pressed to mine with all my strength, could ever disappear. i am kissing henry and then i am alone.

henry: i hate to be where she is not, when she is not. and yet, i am always going, and she cannot follow.

Caps thanks to lion over at hoist. please don't use these images for anything! thank you!
carteyblanchcarteyblanch on June 16th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
I hadn't even realized they were making this into a movie. IT LOOKS GORGEOUS.
Dessilookinafteryou on June 16th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Gah, so beautiful.You have chosen the perfect quotes.I just can't wait for this movie, i'm certain that it is going to be amazing
thank you for the beautiful picspam!
congratulations universe, you win: time traveler's wifemiss_universe93 on June 17th, 2009 09:47 am (UTC)
you're welcome! :D
whitelily22whitelily22 on June 16th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
Eric and Rachael♥ GAHH i love them both!
congratulations universe, you win: time traveler's wifemiss_universe93 on June 17th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
thank you! and me too - i love that they cast these two. i actually can't wait to see who else is in it, assuming there are other characters featured enough.
love is stronger than deathsilentwilight on June 16th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Sigh, these quotes are so lovely. I haven't read the book yet but I will after the movie.
The movie looks amazing. Cant wait!!!
.zaynab: [stock] one and onlyunclear_sky on June 16th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be crying like a baby while watching this.
this is beautiful.
whitelily22: pic#89790024whitelily22 on June 17th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
mixed drinks to techno beats: so happy right nowthelockerboy on June 17th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
ahhhhh trust you to put a smile on my face this morning hehe! I feel like re-reading the book. So excited!! They are so believable! I don't know much about Eric, I haven't seen or paid much attention to him before, but I always believe Rachel's performances. She's awesome.
congratulations universe, you win: time traveler's wifemiss_universe93 on June 17th, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
:D I know, I mean some people have said that they don't see Rachel and Eric as Clare and Henry just yet, but what I like is you can believe they're in love with each other just in the trailer. They definately ain't phoning it in. Bana's really good at pulling off that "I am deeply in love with you and want to be together until we die" type of stare.
Also Bana is a sexy beast the end :D
alicenoblealice on June 17th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
OH MAN. Rachel is just SO PRETTY! How will I be able to resist?! A part of me is like "don't ruin the book by seeing this movie" and another part is like "DO YOU SEEEE THE CAP WHERE SHE IS HOLDING THE WEDDING RING?!"

OH, the COLOURS of this film and the COSTUMES (they really can be aged up and down so easily) and the FAAACES. OH, it tugs on my heartstrings.

I love how you added in book quotes that match the moments from the trailer. I see certain pictures and wonder "is this X scene?" (most notably, Clare sitting on Henry's covered lap/chair with the fireworks)

[BOOK SPOILERS]I wonder if the last scene when he is telling her that he can't stay (and they had run to each other) is when he visits the future when he is dead (in the book it was to see Alba's field trip at the museum and Clare races over to see him because she has missed him and they see each other and run to each other but there's not enough time to touch and he leaves her on the museum steps. I mean, I just got that sense from the running ect. but it means that they've changed it from a building in the city to their meadow. That scene killed me in the book. SOB.[/spoiler]
congratulations universe, you winmiss_universe93 on June 17th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
I'm glad you lied the spam! It's so funny to see this comment form you after seeing the one in my LJ haha. But yeah, she is SO PRETTY that I just have to see it even if it isn't going to be like the book (though I just checked it on IMDB for the first time and we are in fact going to see young Henry as well as Charisse, Gomez [Ron Livingstone!] and Clare's/Henry's families. So there's that).

I see certain pictures and wonder "is this X scene?" (most notably, Clare sitting on Henry's covered lap/chair with the fireworks)
Oh man, me too! Particularly in that there's only one long shot of it in the trailer as it's covered (which is up there in the spam) to the point where you cna't see his feet lol. Which is why I am wondering, frostbite y/n. Whether it's going to be frostbite or a tamer cop-out. Then again, in the book he disappears before the new year's countdown starts, so pre-fireworks.

Re: book spoilers, that is EXACTLY what I was thinking! I even had that quote bookmarked to go with those pics, but them in the meadow, and the fact that they do catch each other long enough for a hug and to say a few lines, threw me. I'd say it's very likely it's the same scene though. At the very least it has to be set after he "leaves", surely.
Montana: noxious7montana_rosalie on June 17th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
I feel a tiny pang of regret, as though I've lost a secret, and then a rush of exaltation: now, everything begins.

This is so pretty... I can't wait for the movie!
Angelachiroro on June 17th, 2009 08:43 am (UTC)
This movie and this novel are just too beautiful. I just know I'm going to cry when I see it.

I love the simplicity of this picspam. Its really beautiful. Mind me adding it to my memories?
congratulations universe, you win: time traveler's wifemiss_universe93 on June 17th, 2009 09:46 am (UTC)
Go ahead! And thank you :)
Angelachiroro on June 17th, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! And you are very welcome ^^
Al.: SHE'S A RENEGADE.hugmybrain on June 17th, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
I've seen a billion and one picspams of the trailer and this is my favorite one! meming.
congratulations universe, you win: time traveler's wifemiss_universe93 on June 17th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
aww thank you!
Another Girl: animal rockseptembergrrl on June 18th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
Someone emailed me this link, and wow -- nice picspam. I always picture Claire looking like Amy Adams, and Bana's beefier than Henry is in my head, but if I try to put those things off to the side, they'll both do quite nicely :-).

I can't wait for the movie to come out.

Edited at 2009-06-18 12:31 pm (UTC)