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Before Sunrise & Before Sunset: Two Screenplays [Kindle Edition]

Richard Linklater
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Book Description

   In one volume, the screenplays to two contemporary classics, directed by Richard Linklater, and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, about the immediate and life-altering attraction between two strangers.

   On a train from Budapest to Vienna, Jesse, a young American student, at the end of a romance and his European trip, meets Celine, a young French woman. They are immediately attracted. Despite knowing this may be the only time they will see each other, in the next few hours in the city of Vienna, they share everything and promise to meet again. 

   Nearly a decade later, Jesse, now a novelist on a publicity tour, sees Celine in a bookstore in Paris. Again their time is short, and they spend it reestablishing the connection they experienced on their first meeting. Romantic, poignant, understated, and often profound, these two screenplays are sure to become classics in their own right.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 252 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1400096049
  • Publisher: Vintage (19 Nov. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #308,515 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's like you're watching the movie 1 April 2011
By Estella
I bought this books after watching the movies Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. I can feel the same atmosphere when I was watching the film but for the book you can read it slowly and have some time to stop to think about the story and some interesting ideas about Jesse and Celine's relationship just poped up into my head. an interesting way to appreciate!!!
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In life it is easier to be negative than positive. So also in the Arts. Negative messages and imagery abound. In general they can be a lazy, cheap and unedifying way for the artist to gain attention. Personally, I look out for those creative spirits who strive to be positive and uplifting, giving us beautiful works that one wants to return to again and again. Those who think like me will not be disappointed with Before Sunrise / Before Sunset [DVD] about the growth of love between two people who are obviously meant to be with each other. More often than many people give love credit for, there develops a love between two people that lasts a lifetime and beyond. I was blessed with such a relationship before my own wife died. It continues now in my heart beyond her death, and hopefully will, when reunited in another plane of existence, after mine. These two films set up just such a possibility between these two characters exquisitely and unselfconsciously acted by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. How fresh and realistic the dialogue and acting are, evoking pleasant memories of the early stages of my own relationship. That's why I bought this book containing the films' dialogues - the films were so enchanting. I wanted to savour the dialogue for its own sake too.
It would be wonderful if the actors will rise to the challenge and make this a lifetime's project, charting through the various stages and vicissitudes of life a love that works, that soothes, that heals, that unites, that uplifts, that is immortal. Now we have 'Before Midnight' to look forward to, and I am pleased that the love continues, they didn't not kill the project off there, although I am told they came close to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as the movie, plus some extra info 8 Nov. 2013
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If you liked the movies, you gonna love the book/script too.
Since it's a movie based purely on dialogue and how the main actors' relationship evolves and big part of the discussion is of philosophical nature, it's very interesting to read line by line the story. Also, you get to read some directorial comments and descriptions that give some new insight to what the writers had in mind.
The fact that it entails both movies, gives the reader the chance to remember exactly what happened on the previous one, while reading the 2nd one.
I suggest it to anyone who likes/love the movies. Reading the lines, one can not hold but reading them with the intonations the actors did and remembering their facial expressions and surroundings as well as personal feelings/reactions to the screening itself.But I guess it would be a pleasant surprise for those who haven't seen it too.
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