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“Is it You?” – Scene from Somewhere in Time movie


Recreation of the "Is it you" scene from the 1980 film Somewhere in Time

On October 26, 2012, Rose and I drove up to Mackinac Island to stay at the Grand Hotel and attend Somewhere in Time weekend, a weekend of events dedicated to the 1980 romantic film of the same name which was filmed on location at the Grand Hotel in 1979. Fans from all over the country attend this annual event dressed in Edwardian era costumes and gowns, feathered hats and the whole works.

The photo above is a picture of both me and Rose as we recreate one of the most famous scenes in the movie. The scene, known as the “is it you?” scene, is significant because it is when Jane Seymour’s character, Elise McKenna, meets Christopher Reeve’s character, Richard Collier, for the first time. Elise’s first words to Richard are “is it you?” as she gently touches the tree and Richard removes his hat. These are the exact same trees that were used during the filming of the movie. The juxtaposed photo below shows a side-by-side comparison to an actual screen shot from the movie.

The costumes that you see were designed by Tracie Arnold of Past and Present Creations in Brandon, Florida and are nearly exact replicas of the costumes worn in the movie. This photo was taken in October 2012 during Somewhere in Time Weekend 2012 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

This photo is special to me. That is me and my fiance Rose in the photograph. I surprised Rose with a trip to Mackinac Island and these custom made costumes and proposed to her the night before this photo was taken.

View more of my photos from Mackinac Island, including photos of the Grand Hotel, fall photos, and more!

This was a special weekend for us. The night before we took this photo, I proposed to Rose after three years together. I’ll post more about that story later. 😉

Somewhere in Time - Is it You?

“Is it You?” scene from the movie Somewhere in Time