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“Taken togetherwhich they should be—Before Sunrise and Before Sunset make up one of the supreme movie romances of the post-eighties era, an affair of the film and flesh to make the heart leap and the mind dance.” --Chicago Tribune

About the Author

Julie Delpy was born in Paris and appeared in her first film when she was fourteen.  She is best known for her roles in Three Colors: Red and White. She lives in Los Angeles.

Ethan Hawke is best known for his staring roles in the motion pictures Dead Poets Society, Reality Bites, Hamlet, and Training Day, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.  He is also the author of the novels The Hottest State and Ash Wednesday. He lives in New York.

Kim Krizan has written numerous screenplays, including historical biographies of Mata Hari and Anaïs Nin that are currently in development.  She appeared as an actor in Slacker, Dazed and Confused, and Walking Life. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Richard Linklater, a screenwriter and director, has made twelve films, including Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, and School of Rock. He is based in Austin.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1St Edition edition (May 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400096049
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400096046
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By J. Kenney on May 11, 2005
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While it has no photos or interviews or anything, luckily this book is NOT a simple transcript of the two films as released. The book offers the original shooting scripts, and as such, it is a really interesting document for those who dig the films -- there are some deleted scenes and many extended dialogue sequences and things that were ultimately done differently when filmed, especially with SUNRISE (we learn what Jesse's job is on the train, there is a non-verbal scene at a hot dog stand, etc.). There is nothing shocking about this, but it is interesting to see what materials were deleted, shifted, and how the actors add their own bent to the written dialoge, SUNSET has no deleted scenes, but there are many deleted/ altered dialogue passages (apparently, Jesse was thinking of basing his song-based novel on the "Long and Winding Road" in the original draft, although this passage is excised from the film).

Of course, the edits were all the artists choices, whether for pacing or aesthetic reasons, so if you just want to stick with the films, fine. But for fans of these two films, I would likely say that the book will really be enjoyable, as it offers what the movies have, just more of the same!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nepenthes on July 17, 2009
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Before Sunrise touched my soul when I was 20, and defined for me the very essence of "romantic". Sadly, my own backpacking trip in Europe 4 years later only brought unrequited love and pain. But it was memorable, and gave my life meaning and completed it with stories.
Before Sunset brought me back to those days, making the pain of reality more poignant. I was also unhappily married with a child. It touched me again in a way that I had forgotten.
Reading the screenplays brought out real emotions that I had forgotten, joys and tears that have numbed over the years came back, and I felt somehow alive again.
Heard there will be a 3rd. Looking forward to it with trepidation.
Where and who will I be then?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pat Tam on March 31, 2013
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I love those words in the movie, so buy this book and read! Amazing! I am looking forward to before midnight!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Gamby on January 14, 2011
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Well written..The story pulls you in and takes you on the path of a romantic encounter of two strangers that fall in love. Time moves on and on..Till they are together again after years gone by..
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By Gepetto on April 17, 2013
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I just stumbled across these two movies starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. I have watched the movies several times. Hawke and Delpy work so perfect together and they seem so natural....not just acting. The scene in Celine's apartment at the end of "Before Sunset" is priceless. Delpy is at her best. I had never purchased a screenplay before but I am glad I did. It is amazing how the movies adapt the screenplay so well. I cannot wait until next month when "Before Midnight" is released. It is getting rave reviews already. Kudos to Linklater and Krizan as well. I don't understand how they can produce 5-8 minute uncut scenes while walking through Paris and Vienna streets.
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It's an early script, but not the original one. The reason why I know this is because the script in this book contains the fake phone call scene, and director Richard Linklater has said that he had written a different cafe scene that ultimately didn't work out. Julie Delpy was the one came up with the idea for the fake phone call.

The script is still enjoyable to read as there are some scenes that don't appear in the movie. If you're a huge fan of these two movies like I am, this is well worth getting.
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By Marie Caruana on July 8, 2014
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Can't wait to see what they've done with this beautiful screenplay in the movie. Next up, "Before Sunset." The movie was recommended by a dear friend-- will follow her good advice. Very enjoyable, even reading it as a screenplay.
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By Yan Zhu on January 19, 2013
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First time buying a book from web in states, really great experience and nice book at the same time.
Those who see these reviews must be the big fan for the movie, so no need to judge the book itself
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