Excerpt: Richard Linklater's Before Midnight is the third part in an ongoing romantic drama series, which began with 1995's Before Sunrise (where we were introduced to Jesse and Celine, an American guy and French girl who meet on a train and fall for each other), continued with 2004's Before Sunset (where, 9 years later, they meet again in France, and feelings are clearly still lingering), and now enjoys its third installment in 2013.
Romance and philosophy and the human condition. Watch this film.
27 July 2013
Excerpt: I have a strange relationship with this film trilogy, but let me start at the beginning. The three 'Before..' films were directed by Richard Linklater and the film's two stars, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, who co-wrote the screenplay for each film. The first film, Before Sunrise, shows the two young characters, Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) meeting on a train travelling across Europe, on their own separate journeys both literally and figuratively.
The best film of 2013 so far - will be hard to beat this one
17 July 2013
Excerpt: They first met in 1995. Jesse (Ethan Hawke) approached Celine (Julie Delpy) on a train from Budapest. They talked, they connected, and they parted, promising to meet each other six months later. They met again in 2004, with the hastily arranged meeting never having taken place. Once again they talked, they connected, and they prepared to part, only for the audience to figure out in 2013 that in fact, they didn't part.