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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunrise, sunset

Magnet #422 - Paris

It's weird that I can't remember if I bought this magnet for myself in Paris, or if someone gave it to me...whomever bought it knew that I love blue. And, if I do say so myself, this is a superdarn pretty magnet.

Have ya'll seen the bookend Richard Linklater movies Before Sunrise and Before Sunset?

In the first, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delphy meet up in Vienna, and we spend the entire one night stand with Jesse and Celine, watching them talk and talk and talk, and finally get together, and then make plans to meet up at a later time. We're left with an open ending - did they meet, did they not?

They seemed so perfect for each other, how could they not meet back up again? And, your interpretation of the ending all depended on how much of a romantic you were.

Ever the realist, I always thought they had a great night, and that they didn't end up meeting again.

But, then, Linklater brought Ethan and Julie back together, nine years after the fact to give us the answer. Jesse and Celine never met, but Jesse wrote a book about their night together, he's at his Paris booksigning, and in walks Celine! Eeeee! So then, we spend the afternoon wandering around lovely Paris, watching them talk and talk and talk about why they didn't meet, and about their lives and what they've done in the past nine years.

Ever the romantic looking for a happy ending, I kept waiting for Jesse just to give up trying to make his plane back to New York.

Two very quiet movies - not very much happens in them. They're what my dad refers to as talking-talking movies. Still, I love both - even if all they do is chit-chat away, it's like spending time with a couple of self-absorbed friends. They have a fantastic rapport, and you almost feel like an interloper, watching them.

Kinda makes you want to run over to Vienna or Paris to see what's what. Kinda.
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