Twenty years before "Frequency" came "Somewhere In Time" (1980) starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. Based on a Richard Matheson short story, the film followed a young man who meets an older lady at a theatre party and longs to discover how she ever knew him. This film became a true "cult film" in the best sense of the word, and even today generates a fan base that makes a pilgrimage to the grand resort hotel in Marinac, Michigan, where the film was shot. Whereas most time travel stories concerned crime or spectacle, this one has a story which penetrates the heart, a unique film that even I, not exactly an arch-romantic, nevertheless find this little film somehow more moving each time I've viewed it. John Barry's marvelous score---featured on the clip--is just one of the many great compositions he has done in cinema.
My own version of a time travel novel was something I finished about ten years back and redacted it a bit in 2007. I flogged about the agencies and book conventions for awhile.It never got a publisher so I did it myself with a great measure of help from Shirley
It's something of what I liked best in all these novels and films and concerns a detective investigating his friends' murder, a task which takes into the world of modern theater and, later, to the time of Shakespeare's London. "Cursed Spite" is the name of the work and if you like stories of history and imagination, I'll be happy to send you a copy, gratis, since my wife would love to get more of these copies we printed out of our garage :-)
I also think personally it's a good tale. You can get "Cursed Spite" by contacting me and leaving a mailing address at my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on the book, here's the website listing. http://www.cursedspite.com
For those who perused and/or commented on the last "time travel" blog and stopped by for its sequel here, I thank you!