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Old 04-02-2016, 07:53 PM
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story about looking for reincarnated loved one?

Can you think of a book/comic/movie/tv show about someone who goes to look for a baby or child that they believe is their dead loved one reincarnated?
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:06 PM
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I asked about a vaguely similar story a few years ago and people realized I was thinking of was Made In Heaven.

It kind of fits your inquiry.

Here was my thread.
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:08 PM
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Not babies, but...

The Hawkman/Hawkwoman story in The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, and probably the comics as well. The idea is that they're a pair of ancient lovers who are destined to die and be reborn and find each other and repeat this cycle eternally.

Didn't go looking for him, but in the Magic's Price trilogy of novels, Vanyel's lover Tylendel commits suicide and then is reborn as Stefan, and they eventually reunite (and figure out the whole reincarnation thing because magic).

oh... were you looking for a specific story, or just suggestions about the theme?

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Old 04-02-2016, 08:23 PM
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Audrey Rose. The movie version starred Anthony Hopkins, IIRC. (Oh, and I second the Herald Mage trilogy. EXCELLENT series)

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Old 04-02-2016, 08:28 PM
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Audrey Rose. The movie version starred Anthony Hopkins, IIRC. (Oh, and I second the Herald Mage trilogy. EXCELLENT series)
Just chiming in to third the series rec
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:51 PM
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oh... were you looking for a specific story, or just suggestions about the theme?
Suggestions about the theme.
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:27 AM
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Would not looking for a loved one, but finding one while looking for the reasons for amnesia/nightmares do? That's Dead Again. The blurb at IMDB reads,
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An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection.
There is suspense and mystery and dread.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:18 PM
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James Halperin's The First Immortal is sort of about that kind of thing, sort of.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:53 PM
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Spider Robinson had a short story titled "Soul Search" in which it had been discovered that reincarnation was a fact. A wealthy woman attempted to bring back her dead husband but got instead the spirit of someone else. It was also discovered that when a person dies and their spirit goes to another body, it does not retain the memories it once had. So her quest was for naught. But then another man who loves her............well, one can find and read the story for yourself. I think it's pretty good. And my copy of the book it's in is sgned by the author!
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:14 PM
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Katherine Kerr's Daggerspell series. But in that case, before he can find her again as a lover he has to not only repay the wrong he initially did her which led to her death, but also essentially give up the possibility of any sort of romantic relationship ... and then get it after all in the end.

It takes a lot of books.
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Vectors by Michael Kube-McDowall plays in that sandbox too, but in a slightly different manner.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:45 PM
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This motif and related devices show up in a number of Bollywood movies, unsurprisingly since reincarnation is a chief tenet of Hindu belief.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:22 PM
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"The Reincarnation of Peter Proud" isn't quite what you mention...but still...
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:09 AM
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Not exactly what you are looking for, but an interesting read

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...arch_for_Grace

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Old 04-04-2016, 01:03 AM
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I recommend the movie I Origins.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2884206/
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:29 PM
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So...are all of these suggestions just sort of similar, or do any of them involve a person seeking out or stumbling upon a child who was their parent, sibling, or spouse in their previous life?
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:02 PM
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Would not looking for a loved one, but finding one while looking for the reasons for amnesia/nightmares do? That's Dead Again. The blurb at IMDB reads, There is suspense and mystery and dread.
Great movie! I opened this thread to mention it.
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So...are all of these suggestions just sort of similar, or do any of them involve a person seeking out or stumbling upon a child who was their parent, sibling, or spouse in their previous life?
That's exactly what Audrey Rose was about.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:24 PM
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Exactly what The Mummy with Brendon Fraiser is about. Except nobody wants the reincarnated to actually get together.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:39 PM
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The movie Chances Are is about a man who realizes he's the reincarnation of his girlfriend's father.

If you don't mind a book about stories that are supposed to be true, Return from Heaven is a collection of stories from people who believe their children are the reincarnation of deceased relatives.
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:06 AM
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So...are all of these suggestions just sort of similar, or do any of them involve a person seeking out or stumbling upon a child who was their parent, sibling, or spouse in their previous life?
Without spoiling anything more, that's what I Origins is about.
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I haven't seen the movie, but I believe Birth (2004) hits on this theme:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337876/...nm_flmg_act_29
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I haven't seen the movie, but I believe Birth (2004) hits on this theme:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337876/...nm_flmg_act_29
Not that much. She wasn't looking for her husband until
SPOILER:
the brat claimed to be him
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:49 PM
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Karen Russell wrote a short story called The Barn at the End of Our Term. In it, Rutherford B. Hayes (as well as several other U.S. presidents) were reincarnated as horses in a barn, and Hayes-the-horse began to suspect that one of the sheep in the pasture was his reincarnated wife.
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