Friday, December 19, 2008

Before Sunrise

'Daydream delusion, limousine eyelash
Oh baby with your pretty face
Drop a tear in my wineglass
Look at those big eyes
See what you mean to me
Sweet-cakes and milkshakes
I'm a delusion angel
I'm a fantasy parade
I want you to know what I think
Don't want you to guess anymore
You have no idea where I came from
We have no idea where we're going
Lodged in life
Like branches in a river
Flowing downstream
Caught in the current
I carry you
You'll carry me
That's how it could be
Don't you know me?
Don't you know me by now?'

Before sunrise, starring July Deply and Ethan Hawke, is about an american tourist and a french student who meet on a train. they both agree to spend one day in Viena together. Jesse and Celine reveal their hopes and dreams, their passions and peeves, and their wants and needs. two perfect strangers connect so intimately over the course of a single day. it is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly. This is a lovely movie proving that two people can learn more in a day of bonding than most people learn in a lifetime. The key is honesty. Absolutely beautiful.

Celine: I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away.

Jesse: I feel like this is, uh, some dream world we're in, you know?
Celine: Yeah, it's so weird. It's like our time together is just ours. It's our own creation. It must be like I'm in your dream, and you in mine, or something.
Jesse: And what's so cool is that this whole evening, all our time together, shouldn't officially be happening.
Celine: Yeah, I know. Maybe that's why this feels so otherworldly.