Analysis Of The Film 'Before Sunrise'

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“We do not remember the days, we remember the moments”. A perfect quote by Sir Cesare Pavese that fits Before Sunrise as the whole movie indulges in the moments that Jesse and Celine which revolves in less than 24 hours. Before Sunrise is a 1995 drama romance by Richard Linklater. It stars Ethan Hawke as Jesse and Julie Delpy as Celine. The plot revolves around both of them throughout the film as they only have one night to spend which is why the movie is named as it is. Jesse is an American tourist and Celine is a student returning to Paris. An unusual meeting is how they get together and fall in love with each other. In the end, will they ever meet again after the promise that they made to each other is what the Before Trilogy is meant to express.

Richard Linklater follows the way of Lumiere Brother’s filmmaking. The artistic value in Before Sunrise is particularly for those who loves to indulge in romance. That is why even in some scenes where the dialog becomes too much, romance and feelings tries to pick up the pace of the film. Now that’s one way on how both Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy had perfected it flawlessly.

Before Sunrise had all of the aspects in Mise-en-Scene. It would be appropriate to say that staging and performance played an important part overall out of other aspects. To talk about staging, the whole city it Before Sunrise was filmed had the aspect to fit with the cinematic look. So wherever they shot a scene, it had this European scent all over it.

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