Winter’s Tale: Please Rent, Buy, See, and Recommend it!

June 9, 2014


 Winter’s Tale, which is by far my favorite movie so far in 2014, is now on pay-per-view and will soon be available on DVD and for download.

The film is truly miraculous..first because it’s about miracles….and second, because it got made in the modern-day cynical world of The New Hollywood. (More on that in a minute.)

The film centers on a thief in 1914 New York who falls in love with a woman who needs a miracle to survive consumption, a disease which was then fatal. Along the way, they and we encounter angels, demons, spirit guides and a dazzling vision of who we might be as souls…both in this life…and after.

The end result is a deeply passionate love story that illuminates who we might be when we catch glimpses of the beauty of both our humanity…and our immortality.

As I watched the film, I kept wondering “How in the world did they get this through the Hollywood system?” Yes, Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Will Smith, and Jennifer Connelly are excellent actors and “names” but still….this is such an overtly spiritual film. How did they get it financed? When I saw the end credits, I had my answer.

The film is written and directed by Akiva Goldsman, the Oscar-winning writer of A Beautiful Mind, and other major films like The DaVinci Code and Cinderella Man. Mr. Goldman obviously called in every favor at his disposal and put himself on the line to get this film made….for which I say:

“Mr. Goldman, you won your Oscar for A Beautiful Mind…and I thank you for Winter’s Tale, which obviously came from a beautiful heart.”

When the the film was released last February, it was generally decimated by critics. As someone who has had experience with spiritual love stories and their rejection by critics, I have particular and enormous respect, empathy, and affection for this film.

If you’re spiritual and a romantic who encounters the world through your heart, please take a look at  A Winter’s Tale…a surprising, wonderful, and timeless movie.


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Harmony C. Adkins June 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm

So wonderfully reassuring to discover there are others who loved “Winter’s Tale” as much as I did. Wrote the first positive review on Amazon for the DVD. Can only hope it helps a little in promoting the film, it’s heartfelt warmth and beauty and depth.

Although I’ve loved “Somewhere In Time” forever it would seem, both the book and the film, this is nonetheless my first time here on your website. Clearly, I have some catching up to do.

Have just ordered a copy of “The Force Is With You” over on Amazon. Thinking to myself, “How is it possible I’ve not yet read this?” But better late than never.

Somehow it all makes perfect sense — this round-about journey from “Winter’s Tale” leading back to “Somewhere In Time” then back again (or is it forward?) to being here right now, where “Winter’s Tale” is praised & recommended by the man who helped give us the film version of Richard Matheson’s beautifully timeless masterpiece. Thank you on all accounts, Mr. Simon!


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