Before Sunrise (1995) directed by Richard Linklater
Julie Delpy as Celine

Celine: You know, my parents have never really spoken of the possibility of my falling in love or getting married or having children. Even as a little girl, they wanted me to think of a future career as a… you know… an interior designer or a lawyer or something like that. I’d say to my dad, “I want to be a writer,” and he’d say, “journalist.” I’d say I wanted to have a refuge for stray cats and he’d say, “veterinarian.” I’d say I wanted to be an actress and he’d say, you know, “TV newscaster.” It was this constant conversion of my fanciful ambition into practical money-making ventures.

4 Responses to “Before Sunrise (1995)”

  1. My love for this film and the sequel hasn’t faded. And the films in small ways and at different times weaved themselves into the fabric of my own relationship experiences.

    My favorite quote:

    ‘I believe if there’s any kind of God it wouldn’t be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there’s any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.’

  2. Rife with good dialogue. There have been murmurings of them coming back for a third one, but that might just be wishful thinking based on timing since it’s been as much time since the last film as there was between the first two.

  3. Love these films. Besides all the other wonderful things about them, the second film introduced me to Nina Simone.

  4. What’s not to like about Nina Simone?

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