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Well done, Mr. Linklater

Hey Hart Beat. As you loyal readers probably know, my favorite movie of all time is the mesmerizing Before Sunset. I love that movie (and it’s predecessor and follower) so much that when I went to Paris I followed their exact steps and I watch the movie at least once a year. Dios, even the scenes of the trailer get me so good.

Anyway, the brilliant director behind those three movies, Richard Linklater, is now releasing his most recent movie. Boyhood is about a young boy growing up in America. The story is pretty typical but the way that Linklater created it is definitely not. The movie was filmed over 12 years with the same actors, and more importantly, the same actor playing the lead. Ellar Coltrane was 6 years old and ends this year, when the actor is 18. You can listen to this amazing interview with Ellar on NPR here. What do you think, Hart Beat? Want to see it with me?

Hats off to you, Richard.

An interview with Julie Delpy

As most of you loyal readers know, Julie Delpy is one of my favorite writers, directors, and actors. I was so excited tonight when my friend A. sent me this great New York Times Magazine interview with Miss. Delpy. She is so fascinating and hilarious, and she reads just like she acts in real life. Julie Delpy has been a role model to me ever since I saw the first Before Sunrise movie when I was fourteen.

“Still, Delpy and Celine share certain qualities — a raunchy sense of humor, a rather prim way of dressing (call it Bohemian schoolteacher), an unyielding feminism and fierce advocacy for their beliefs — that can be exhilarating or alienating, depending on your point of view.”

The article, “Julie Dreams of Being Joe Pesci,” is written by Mary Kaye Schilling and is definitely worth a read…. or two. This woman is amazing and I cannot wait to see Before Midnight soon. I love how openly neurotic she is, and how much of an open feminist she is. Julie, I want to be you.

“She isn’t interested in creating or playing that sort of ‘perfect’ woman anyway. ‘I don’t need for my characters to be the most appealing or intelligent or compassionate. What is beautiful with life is that we are all unique. So why make cinema that is the opposite?’ “

Before Midnight Talk: Julie, Ethan, and Richard

Hey Hart Beat. I got to do something amazing today and I want to share it with you! As I’ve written before, the Before Sunrise/ Before Sunset movies are my absolute favorite movies of all times. A couple months ago I found out that the third installment, Before Midnight,  is being released this May and that Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater would be giving a Director’s Talk at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

I only heard about the talk only about a week ago and wasn’t sure if I would be able to get tickets since everything in the film festival is sold out so close to the shows. I did some research though and found out that you can get to events early and wait in line for rush tickets. So guess what I did today, Hart Beat? I got to see them talk!!!!

I just about died when the three of them walked on stage. It was such a surreal moment, seeing them in person, after knowing their faces so well from the movies. The best part was seeing that the dynamics between Julie and Ethan are so true to the movie that even though they stress that the characters are not based in real life, the two actors can’t run that far from Celine and Jessie. It was amazing, Hart Beat and I wish I had better pictures to share with you.

Even though I brought the book that my brother got me from France, I couldn’t get close enough for them to sign my copy. The amazing news was that I was interviewed by a film crew while I was waiting and one of the camera operators offered to bring my book with him on the red carpet tonight. Word is he couldn’t get them to sign it but, it’s still an amazing story. (And if I find the video, I’ll share it with you here.)

Waiting in line.
A better picture of the three of them via instagram. 

Just in time

Hi Hart Beat. Sorry this has been such a music heavy week, but I think that Bob, Patsy and Emmylou make up for it. Today I want to add another one to the list. Have you heard this song by Nina Simone?

“Just In Time” by Nina Simone
I’ve actually posted it here before when talking about my favorite movie “Before Sunset.” Lately though she’s been cropping up again and I want you to be a part of it Hart Beat. This woman is amazing.
Just in time you found me just in time
Before you came my time was running low
I was lost the losing dice were tossed
My bridges all were crossed nowhere to go
Now you’re here now I know where I’m going
No more doubt or fear I’ve found my way
You’re love came just in time you found me just in time
And changed my lonely nights that lucky day
(Source for both photos)

True love, my soulmate (Part III): Before Midnight

I’m almost too excited to type, Hart Beat. One of my favorite blogs just wrote about the coming third installment to Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke’s “Before Sunset” movies. The first and the second movies have both had their time in the sun on Hart Beat, and this past year my favorite brother bought me the screenplay for both books from the bookstore in Paris where the second movie begins. Let’s just say that I’m a major fan.

I nearly had a panic attack of happiness when I logged onto Facebook and saw that one of my best friends had posted this on my wall. Apparently, according to this Slate article (don’t even go there, there are spoilers that I refuse to read), the movie premiered at Sundance and has an expected release date of September. Unfortunately (fortunately since I wouldn’t do anything but watch the trailer or repeat), there is no trailer for the coming “Before Midnight.” The only information I’ve been able to glean is that the movie is set in the same conversation style, this time in Greece, and that Julie Delpy looks more beautiful than ever. I can’t wait to re-watch the movies tonight.

Via Jo, thanks for making my day girl.
P.S. If you, like me, are now just bursting with happiness that this movie is coming soon, enjoy this song that Julie Delpy sings and is featured in “Before Sunrise” (aka my favorite movie of all time and my life for a time being. Hopeless romantic Hannah over here.
Let’s not fool ourselves in vain,
this far away trip will give us pain
We’ll have to be strong to keep our love
from going wrong
Distance will make us cold,
even put our love on hold
But soon we’ll meet again
and soon it’s be bright at noon again
“An Ocean Apart” by Julie Delpy