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Old 07-07-2004, 10:11 AM
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The Before Trilogy #1

"what if you had a second chance with the one that got away?"

did anyone else see a movie called 'before sunrise'?.....i'd often wondered if "jesse" and "celine" would ever reunite.....now i'll have the chance to find out in.....'before sunset'....opening friday in limited release, then a wider release.........




starring ethan hawke, julie delpy and directed by richard linklater ('waking life' 'school of rock' 'dazed and confused').........


lets get together 'before sunset'

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Old 07-08-2004, 03:25 AM
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I loved before sunrise and am so very, very happy about Before Sunset. It has had wonderful reviews (not that that really matters) but I just can't wait
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Old 07-08-2004, 09:19 AM
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Before Sunset

There's a movie coming out tomorrow called Before Sunset. It's actually I guess the sequel to a movie that came out nine years ago in '95 called Before Sunrise. It stars Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, and is directed by Richard Linklater, the guy who's always been interested in generational kind of groups and life in general (Waking Life, Dazed and Confused, School of Rock).

Anyways, it promises to be pretty good. I'm pumped about it despite the fact that I've never seen the first, but it looks intelligent and romantic enough to be worth spending 80 minutes on the movie. IMDB is giving it 8.2/10 and Rotten Tomatoes has a rating of 94%.

http://wip.warnerbros.com/beforesunset/
http://www.impawards.com/2004/posters/before_sunset.jpg (image of the poster)
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Old 07-08-2004, 09:56 AM
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Edited because I saw another thread on this one

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Old 07-08-2004, 11:59 AM
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I've been really wanting to see this movie, Before Sunrise was very interesting, I mean how upclose&personal could acting be more than in these two roles? It's brilliant
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Old 07-08-2004, 01:16 PM
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From TV Guide. Ethan Hawke talks about how the reviews are good but they don't make it sound interesting I think it looks cute.

Ethan Hawke Denies Uma Parallel
by Angel Cohn
Although Ethan Hawke is winning raves for Before Sunset, the indie romance (in limited release) that he co-wrote and in which he stars, the applause is nearly being drowned out by gossip: His character's disintegrating marriage, wags suggest, mirrors the 33-year-old's real-life bust-up with wife Uma Thurman. Is it true? The sometime author prefers to keep us guessing.
"I'll play many men in my life with struggling marriages," insists the leading man, who also teamed with Julie Delpy for Before Sunrise, the chatty sleeper from which the new picture was drawn. "I'll play many men who are happily married, too, and if people want to read into that, I hope that it fuels [the buzz for the film] in a positive way. [The story line] is not made more interesting or less interesting by any parallels to me.

"But," he concedes, "I like what Julie has said. [She joked] that I'm such a Method actor that I deliberately destroyed my marriage!"

Some Hollywood hunks would be appalled by a castmate who so freely poked fun at their private lives. But Hawke knew what he was getting in the French femme fatale. "Julie's a pain in the [bleep]," he laughs, adding that during the collaborative screenwriting process with director Richard Linklater, she let him know when his ideas for his screen counterpart stank. "[She'd] tell me pretty clearly, 'If you say that, you will be a pig. Your film will be terrible.'"
However, "We wouldn't have obviously done it a second time if we didn't love [writing together]," he goes on. "For whatever reason, it works out easy. Everybody kind of has their role."

Based on the flick's reviews, glowing as they are, the role the audience must play is that of a bunch of people who aren't snoring. Even Hawke laments that, on paper, the plot — in which reunited ex-lovers spend 90 minutes talking and talking — "sounds very boring. We're all bothered that we get these good reviews that make the movie sound so boring. They say, 'It is very good; they just sit around and talk.' And you'll go, 'Okay, I'll catch that on video.'"
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:08 PM
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"Before Sunrise" was ground breaking in not the concept (two people spending an entire day together talking about life), but the actual SUBSTANCE and the things the characters said in terms of the world around them:

They (Celine and Jesse) predicted the rise of "reality TV"; they touched on how a lot of Generation X and Y feel isolated and like they are ghosts in this world "practicing" for their "real lives" in another one; They embodied the feeling of defining ones life based on who you want to be and not what has come before, I.E. parental wishes; They touched on the universal fears of never really "growing up" internally or even worse, wasting one's entire life in the vain pursuit of "happiness", etc, etc.

Other films have tried to say what Before Sunrise did... But never did it in such a universal or "matter of fact" way, and/or never done it with the dignity that Before Sunrise's explorations did (films about Gen X/Y tend to always be superficial and de-evolve into thinly disguised and predictable romantic comedies, I.E. Reality Bites; Dazed and Confused; etc).

However, the problem is, as Ethan Hawke so eloquently stated, that's NOT what a majority of people go to the movies for (internal exploration of one's self and the world they live in)...

And I will add, especially the summer blockbusters that are geared toward more escapist and fanciful stories like "Spider Man II" and "The Day After Tomorrow".

So...

I doubt Before Sunset is going to break the top 5 and if it does, the later part of the top five (number five to be exact) and disappear about a week later...

But that's just fine with me

I think some movies are MEANT for DVD -- And I am wondering if those involved in this film originally planned for a direct-to-DVD release instead of a theatrical run -- And this is where it will gain its cult following and make MORE money than it doe its entire run -- Which is how movies are considered hits now even if they bomb at the boxoffice.
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:06 PM
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I just watched the preview. its looks pretty cute and Ethan looks hott in it.
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:26 PM
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Before Sunset thread. Thanks for posting.
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Old 07-11-2004, 09:26 PM
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"Before Sunrise" was ground breaking in not the concept (two people spending an entire day together talking about life), but the actual SUBSTANCE and the things the characters said in terms of the world around them:
I remember renting Before Sunrise shortly after it was released on video, and my roommate found it a complete bore. I loved it, though, because there was a substance there lacking in most films.

I agree, some movies are meant for dvd. As much as I can't wait to see Before Sunset, I think I will wait for its dvd release. I want to watch this film in the privacy of my home where I can concentrate and give myself fully to the characters' thoughts.
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:23 PM
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AuburnGrad- Thats probaly what I will end up doing. I usually wait for movies to come out on dvd to watch a home
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Old 07-13-2004, 06:35 AM
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I still need to watch the first. Sigh.

Everyone who's seen it seems to be raving about it though....so that just makes it worse.
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:38 PM
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I still need to watch the first. Sigh.

Everyone who's seen it seems to be raving about it though....so that just makes it worse.
Definitely rent it.

Go into it with an open mind in that it IS a slow film in that it literally is about two people meeting on a train and spending the day in Vienna before the next train comes in.

There's no chases, no explosions, no mysteries, no spies or foriegn intrigue -- Things usually associated with movies that take place in Europe -- But that is precisely WHY it is such a GOOD film.

Richard Linkleter wrote and directed the film with his wife, so this is probably how those two met (or maybe their parents)...

But pay close attention to the dialogue as it doesn't sound like "witty" dialogue that most films have, but REAL things people in their 20s say and how they say them and you WILL see a bit of yourself in either of the two characters (if not both) which is exactly why it has such a cult following among those who want substance in their filmgoing experience
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:31 AM
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Hey,

I saw Before Sunset at the theater and I loved it so much that I saw it twice. Jesse and Celine here are not the same characters as they were in Before Sunrise. They're of course they're more mature (whatever that means), jaded blach. But the story revolves around missed oportunities and to the two of them the other other is the one that got away.

I don't want to give too much about the movie because I'd rather people watch (AT THE MOVIES!!) instead of waiting to rent it. Although I can understand since I had to go to New York to see it since every movie here was playing Spiderman 2, which is a great movie too.

The ending to the movie though snuck up on me though. It's one of those endings like the first one when I went that's it! But it does grow on you. It's wonderfully understated. I hope they return to these characters later on I heard that rumor. It would be interesting to see where they would take it.

Also I made a site dedicated to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. Please visit it at Before the Sun

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Old 07-21-2004, 10:03 AM
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I'm watching Before Sunrise tonight with a bunch of my friends. I know it's not a party kind of movie, but my friends are intelligent enough to be able to deal with it...I hope. Eh. And then I'm watching Before Sunset this Saturday. This is gonna rock.
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