Before Sunset, sequel to Before Sunrise...

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  1. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    I dont know if there are any fans out there of the original but heres some promising news for those who are.


    Before Sunset' Sequel to Romance


    BERLIN (AP) - Film sequels tend to follow quickly on the heels of box-office boons, but co-star Julie Delpy said Tuesday that Richard Linklater's "Before Sunset" was motivated by a feeling that "something was missing."

    The movie - a follow-up to Linklater's critically acclaimed 1995 romance "Before Sunrise" - features Delpy and Ethan Hawke revisiting their roles as Celine and Jesse, two young people who meet on a train and spend a night together discussing life and love. Their 14-hour relationship ends at a Vienna train station, with the pair vowing to meet each other again in six months.

    Hawke, Delpy and Linklater - who share screenwriting credits - all said as the sequel premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival that they'd been looking for a way to continue the story.

    "I felt something was missing until I did this film," Delpy said. "Somehow I felt I needed to say more."

    The sequel picks up nine years later in Paris, where Celine lives and Jesse is giving a reading of the book he wrote about their one evening together. This time under the time constraints of a departing plane, the two once more delve into intimate conversation.

    "It has a weird connotation when you say sequel. It usually means, you know, economic interest," Linklater told. "This obviously isn't for that - we're here for personal reasons."

    "There's not many sequels to movies that made less money than ours," Hawke added.

    Set for a summer release in the United States, "Before Sunset" is one of 23 films competing for the Berlin festival's top prize - the Golden Bear. Its predecessor earned Linklater a Silver Bear for best director in Berlin.

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  2. Nick Sievers

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    I didn't even know a sequel was in the works let alone completed and ready for distribution. It has probably been about 6 or 7 years since I saw it but I recall liking the film. I'm a fan of the actors and the director so i'll rent it again and make sure I go out and see the sequel.
     
  3. Mikel_Cooperman

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    I hadnt heard anything about it until a few months ago and have been looking for information. Until today I hadnt found out much about it.
    Apparantly it will be released in June here.
     
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    I am wondering why Kim Krizan (the co-screenwriter of the first one) wasn't involved in this...
     
  5. Arman

    Arman Screenwriter

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    Wow! [​IMG] [​IMG] Before Sunrise is one of my greatest romantic films ever.

    Now, when is Sofia going to start shooting LiT 2? j/k [​IMG]
     
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    Just got to see this flick at SXSW and I really dug it a lot. It bookends the first film quite well, and it's essentially a testament to the fine art of screenwriting: you CAN have a movie that consists of two people jabbering for 80 straight minutes...if what they're saying is funny or engaging or insightful.

    And this movie's just that. The ending is just fantastic!

    *These opinions come from someone who really liked Before Sunrise as well. Your mileage may vary, of course.
     
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    I'm a big big fan of Before Sunrise, quite possibly one of my all time favourite films. When I first heard of this sequel, I was really disappointed - I didn't want to know what happened to them, I wanted it left as it is.

    The more I've read about the project, the more keen I am on it. It really sounds faithful to the spirit of the first film and taking a risk with the structure/setup - realtime, baby. Really looking forward to it now.
     
  8. Nick Sievers

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    Did you see Linklater's Tape, Scott? Fits the description perfectly.
     
  9. Scott Weinberg

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    I have seen Tape, Nick. I thought it was VERY good.

    Didn't much care for Waking Life tho.

    Still, gotta respect a filmmaker who'll do teeny tiny 'personal' projects in between the big blockbusters.

    Linklater and Soderbergh (and a few others) deserve a lot of respect for not being ground down by the Hollywood Movie Machine.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Glad to hear it's no longer referred to as "Untitled Before Sunrise Sequel." Can't wait!!
     
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    Saw this last week and for fans of the first one, you wont be disappointed by this one.
    Go see it.
     
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    That is great news. Seen the original at least a few dozen times. It never fails to tug at my heart strings. One of my Top 10 Movies of all time.
     
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    I'd really like to see THIS film festival one day -

    Born Yesterday (1950)
    Before Sunrise (1995)
    Sunrise (1927)
    Before Sunset (2004)
    Sunset(1988)
    Before Night Falls (2000)
    Nightfall (1957)
    One Dark Night (1983)
    See You in the Morning (1989)
    The Morning After (1986)
    The Day After (1983)
    The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
    Saturday Night Fever (1977)
    Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
    Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
    On Any Sunday (1971)
    Any Given Sunday(1999)
    Never On Sunday (1960)
    Stormy Monday (1988)
    If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1968)
    Big Wednesday (1978)
    It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
    Friday (1995)
    Next Friday (2000)
    Friday After Next (2002)
    Freaky Friday (1976)
    The Long Good Friday (1980)
    Friday Foster (1975)
    Thank God It's Friday (1978)
    Three Days of the Condor (1975)
    Six Days, Seven Nights (1998)
    Seven Days in May (1964)
    Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
    Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)
    9 1/2 Weeks (1986)
    The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
    My Favorite Year (1982)
     
  18. Matt Butler

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    I got passes to see an advance screening of Before Sunset on Monday Night. Ill post my impressions of it.
    I am excited to see it being a huge fan of the original.
     
  19. Mikel_Cooperman

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    Does anyone know when it opens wide. It's in Limited release now and looked for Box Office totals to no avail. I am interested to see if it does better than the original.
    Can anyone help?


    From one of the reviews. Couldnt have put it better myself.

     
  20. Matt Butler

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    I saw Before Sunset last night and being a huge fan of the original I loved it!. It compliments the first film and it much like it but shorter. It focuses on the two characters and their lives since their evening prior. I dont think they couldve done a better job. Loved they way they ended it also.
    The only thing that got me is that people were walking out during the movie. Doesnt anyone appreciate a character driven dialouge film anymore?

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Out of 4

    I think it opens 7/16/04

    Go see it.
     

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