History Film / BeforeSunrise

19th Jun '16 2:04:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* FollowTheLeader: Follows in the footsteps of ''MyDinnerWithAndre''.

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* FollowTheLeader: Follows in the footsteps of ''MyDinnerWithAndre''.''Film/MyDinnerWithAndre''.
5th Jun '16 4:54:42 PM Sadsharks
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* Hypocrite: [[spoiler: Despite both characters being cheaters themselves, they both angrily accuse of the other of cheating.]]

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* Hypocrite: {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: Despite both characters being cheaters themselves, they both angrily accuse of the other of cheating.]]
5th Jun '16 4:52:48 PM Sadsharks
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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: The film ends with both of the main characters cheating on their significant others with each other.]]


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*Hypocrite: [[spoiler: Despite both characters being cheaters themselves, they both angrily accuse of the other of cheating.]]
30th May '16 2:04:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis:
** Invoked by both Celine and Jesse: why the fuck didn't they exchange phone numbers? Because they were romantic ''twits'' in the first film and figured it would be more romantic, and didn't realize an emergency (like the death of Celine's grandmother) might intervene.
** And then the fact that Celine and Jesse were ''living in the same neighborhood in New York City'' and ''didn't even know it''...

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* WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis:
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WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis: Invoked by both Celine and Jesse: why the fuck didn't they exchange phone numbers? Because they were romantic ''twits'' in the first film and figured it would be more romantic, and didn't realize an emergency (like the death of Celine's grandmother) might intervene.
** And then the fact that Celine and Jesse were ''living in the same neighborhood in New York City'' and ''didn't even know it''...
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13th Apr '16 8:09:54 AM Morgenthaler
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25th Mar '16 12:02:02 PM eroock
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'''''Before Sunrise''''' is a romantic drama from 1995, and one of the early works of director Creator/RichardLinklater. It's notable for being a romance film that contains next to no LoveTropes (or at least, very few straight examples of LoveTropes), letting the romance develop through philosophical and increasingly intimate conversation. It stars Creator/EthanHawke as Jesse, an American tourist travelling to Vienna to catch his flight home, and Julie Delpy as Celine, a French university student on her way home to Paris. They meet briefly on the train and are just making a connection when the train arrives in Vienna and Jesse has to disembark. Not wanting to leave one another's company just yet, they decide to spend the day and night together, knowing that in the morning Jesse has to catch his flight and Celine has to get back on the train. They spend their time together exploring Vienna and talking about life, the universe and the dichotomy between relationships, love and sex, and all with the thought hanging over them of what will happen when morning comes.

It was followed in 2004 by a sequel, '''''Before Sunset''''', that reunited the director and stars and saw Hawke and Delpy co-write the screenplay with Linklater. Nine years have passed since the first film, and Jesse has immortalized the experience in a best-selling novel. While in Paris on the final leg of his book tour, he's reunited with Celine after she reads the book and comes to see his appearance at the Shakespeare & Company bookstore. They quickly reconnect, and even though Jesse only has a couple of hours before he needs to catch a flight home, they decide to kill time by wandering around Paris. Much like the previous meeting, their conversations are very philosophical and introspective, and they also take the opportunity to catch up on the last nine years of one another's lives and how they remember and feel about the events of the first film.

A third film, '''''Before Midnight''''', was released in 2013. Linklater directed a screenplay written by himself, Hawke and Delpy. The film is set in Greece, nine years after the events of ''Before Sunset''. Jesse and Celine are coming to the end of their summer stay in the villa of fellow author Patrick. Accompanying them are their twin daughters as well as Jesse's son Hank, whom Jesse walks to his stateside flight at the beginning of the movie. The movie follows the two as they converse with each other as well as with friends, trading stories and observations about life and love, and remembering events from the first films as well as from their lives since then.

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'''''Before Sunrise''''' ''Before Sunrise'' is a romantic drama from 1995, and one of the early works of director Creator/RichardLinklater. It's notable for being a romance film that contains next to no LoveTropes (or at least, very few straight examples of LoveTropes), letting the romance develop through philosophical and increasingly intimate conversation. It stars Creator/EthanHawke as Jesse, an American tourist travelling to Vienna to catch his flight home, and Julie Delpy as Celine, a French university student on her way home to Paris. They meet briefly on the train and are just making a connection when the train arrives in Vienna and Jesse has to disembark. Not wanting to leave one another's company just yet, they decide to spend the day and night together, knowing that in the morning Jesse has to catch his flight and Celine has to get back on the train. They spend their time together exploring Vienna and talking about life, the universe and the dichotomy between relationships, love and sex, and all with the thought hanging over them of what will happen when morning comes.

It was followed in 2004 by a sequel, '''''Before Sunset''''', ''Before Sunset'', that reunited the director and stars and saw Hawke and Delpy co-write the screenplay with Linklater. Nine years have passed since the first film, and Jesse has immortalized the experience in a best-selling novel. While in Paris on the final leg of his book tour, he's reunited with Celine after she reads the book and comes to see his appearance at the Shakespeare & Company bookstore. They quickly reconnect, and even though Jesse only has a couple of hours before he needs to catch a flight home, they decide to kill time by wandering around Paris. Much like the previous meeting, their conversations are very philosophical and introspective, and they also take the opportunity to catch up on the last nine years of one another's lives and how they remember and feel about the events of the first film.

A third film, '''''Before Midnight''''', ''Before Midnight'', was released in 2013. Linklater directed a screenplay written by himself, Hawke and Delpy. The film is set in Greece, nine years after the events of ''Before Sunset''. Jesse and Celine are coming to the end of their summer stay in the villa of fellow author Patrick. Accompanying them are their twin daughters as well as Jesse's son Hank, whom Jesse walks to his stateside flight at the beginning of the movie. The movie follows the two as they converse with each other as well as with friends, trading stories and observations about life and love, and remembering events from the first films as well as from their lives since then.
22nd Mar '16 1:37:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Played with. Both characters have slid to the cynicism side - early, Celine blasts Jesse when he says he's "optimistic" about the world - but by the end, both have slid a little back towards idealism, at least towards each other.
20th Mar '16 7:30:28 PM TeraChimera
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%% * AmbiguousEndingAmbiguousEnding: No film provides a definitive answer on where Jesse's and Celine's relationship will go.



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%% * SeinfeldianConversation: Well, yeah.The focus of the movies. The romance between Jesse and Celine is developed through their rambling conversations about stuff. The trolley scene in ''Before Sunrise'' is a particularly good example, as the two of them talk about things that bug them, their first sexual encounters, and reincarnation (among other things) all in the space of five minutes and [[TheOner one shot]].



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%% * FerrisWheelDateMomentFerrisWheelDateMoment: Jesse and Celine share their first kiss atop the Wiener Riesenrad, one of the largest Ferris wheels in the world.



* RealityHasNoSubtitles: As neither Jesse nor Celine speak German, none of it is translated, including the arguing couple at the beginning (they're each accusing the other of being an alcoholic). In fact, Jesse's first line to Celine is asking if she knows what they were arguing about.



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%% * TrainStationGoodbyeTrainStationGoodbye: When Celine has to get on the train at the end of the movie, she and Jesse both admit they don't want to leave the other and agree to meet there again in six months.
2nd Feb '16 11:51:40 AM VenomLancerHae
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* SeinfeldianConversation: Well, yeah.

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* ShoutOut: There are subtle references to ''{{Ulysses}}'' and Creator/JamesJoyce. Jesse and Celine's time together mirrors that of Joyce and his future wife's first outing, when they spent a day and night walking around and exploring Dublin. Both took place on the 16th of June (Bloomsday), which Joyce later made the date on which ''Ulysses'' was set.
** And both have scenes set in a cemetery where one character feels the pressure of their own mortality.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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There are subtle references to ''{{Ulysses}}'' and Creator/JamesJoyce. Jesse and Celine's time together mirrors that of Joyce and his future wife's first outing, when they spent a day and night walking around and exploring Dublin. Both took place on the 16th of June (Bloomsday), which Joyce later made the date on which ''Ulysses'' was set.
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set. And both have scenes set in a cemetery where one character feels the pressure of their own mortality.



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* BasedOnATrueStory: Unconfirmed. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy co-wrote the screenplay with Richard Linklater, and many critics suggested that (much like Linklater in the first film) the two actors put a lot of their own lives into their characters. For example, critics point to Jesse's monologues about his HappyMarriageCharade and compare them to Ethan Hawke's ended marriage to UmaThurman.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: BasedOnATrueStory:
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Unconfirmed. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy co-wrote the screenplay with Richard Linklater, and many critics suggested that (much like Linklater in the first film) the two actors put a lot of their own lives into their characters. For example, critics point to Jesse's monologues about his HappyMarriageCharade and compare them to Ethan Hawke's ended marriage to UmaThurman.



* TheCastShowoff: Julie Delpy is an accomplished solo musician. She not only plays guitar and sings, but she wrote the song that Celine plays for Jesse, "A Waltz for a Night", as well as two others that appear elsewhere in the film



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** RealitySubtext: It's a real song written by Julie Delpy.



* WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis: Invoked by both Celine and Jesse: why the fuck didn't they exchange phone numbers? Because they were romantic ''twits'' in the first film and figured it would be more romantic, and didn't realize an emergency (like the death of Celine's grandmother) might intervene.

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* WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis: WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis:
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Invoked by both Celine and Jesse: why the fuck didn't they exchange phone numbers? Because they were romantic ''twits'' in the first film and figured it would be more romantic, and didn't realize an emergency (like the death of Celine's grandmother) might intervene.



* [[spoiler: BelatedHappyEnding: Jesse does manage to get together with Celine, and even start a family, but it's not without consequences.]]

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* [[spoiler: BelatedHappyEnding: Jesse [[spoiler:Jesse does manage to get together with Celine, and even start a family, but it's not without consequences.]]



* HappilyMarried or HappyMarriageCharade?: PlayedWith and explored throughout the movie. They still do have plenty of happy times, as shown at the beginning where they enjoy their holiday with kids and friends to the fullest and still flirt with each other. On the other hand, they both had to make sacrifices (like Jesse living in the U.S. and being there for his son, and Celine having more of a career and more time for herself) and also have had less and less opportunities to spend quality time with each other, [[spoiler: which lead to all kinds of unspoken resentments and regrets that are brought into the open in their night at the hotel.]]
* InMemoriam: Dedicated to a woman Richard Linklater had once met and spent an evening with called Amy Lehrhaupt, who inspired the original Before Sunrise. Although she actually died in 1994 while the first film was in production Linklater did not find out from her family that she had died until 2009.

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* HappilyMarried or HappyMarriageCharade?: HappilyMarried: PlayedWith and explored throughout the movie. They still do have plenty of happy times, as shown at the beginning where they enjoy their holiday with kids and friends to the fullest and still flirt with each other. On the other hand, they both had to make sacrifices (like Jesse living in the U.S. and being there for his son, and Celine having more of a career and more time for herself) and also have had less and less opportunities to spend quality time with each other, [[spoiler: which lead to all kinds of unspoken resentments and regrets that are brought into the open in their night at the hotel.]]
* InMemoriam: Dedicated to a woman Richard Linklater had once met and spent an evening with called Amy Lehrhaupt, who inspired the original Before Sunrise. Although she actually died in 1994 while the first film was in production Linklater did not find out TheOner: The drive back from her family that she had died until 2009.the airport is one continuous shot, save for a brief cutaway. The walk to the hotel is another.



* TheOner: The drive back from the airport is one continuous shot, save for a brief cutaway. The walk to the hotel is another.
12th Oct '15 4:09:14 PM NinjaLore
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* MaybeEverAfter: All three films end on a hopeful note about Jesse and Celine's relationship, but major obstacles exist.
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