Friday, May 2, 2008

the conversation

i just felt like elaborating my previous note, especially on the whole conversation thingy. to give you a slight picture of the chemistry between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), here's some of the memorable quotes:

Celine: I believe if there's any kind of God it wouldn't be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.

Jesse: You know what's the worst thing about somebody breaking up with you? Is when you remember how little you thought about the people you broke up with and you realize that is how little they're thinking of you. You know, you'd like to think you're both in all this pain but they're just like 'Hey, I'm glad you're gone'.

Celine: You know what I want?
Jesse: What?
Celine: To be kissed.
Jesse: Well I can do that.

Celine: Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?

it goes from the questions of our existence, to God, to breaking up, to life purpose, to that lil' flirtatious conversation, and whole lot more. there's so much i can see and extract out of every minute of this movie.

and i had them great conv w/ someone. sadly i passed on that.
come again life. and i'll make it right this time. =]

Let Me Sing You A Waltz

let me sing you a waltz
out of nowhere out of my thoughts
let me sing you a waltz
about this one night stand

you were for me that night

everything i ever dreamt of in life
but now you gone
you are far gone
all the way to your island of reign

it was for you just a one night thing

but you were much more to me just so you know
i don't care what they say
i know what you meant to me that day

i just want another try
i just want another night

even it doesnt seem quite right
you meant for me much more
than anyone i've met before

once single night with you little jesse
its worth a thousand with anybody
i'll never forget this one night thing
even tomorrow

my heart will stay yours until i die
let me sing you a waltz
out of nowhere out of my blues
about this lovely one night stand


The song conclude Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy dwilogy of humans-falling-in-out-of-love (well in this case, it portrays the falling-in part) which is always touching. this one... not just touching, but also sincere.

Two strangers (definitely different from Tya's term of strangers =p) meet on a train in Europe. sort of random kind of thing, one conversation leads to another and the next thing they know is they both walking on the streets of Vienna.
for me, it's a beautiful portrayal of meeting-that-right-person. added to that, the sensuality of Vienna as the background.

And guess what? conversation opens the story and conversation kinda lead the whole movie. that 105-minutes of dialogs is what keep me intrigued. while the conversation itself covers subjects that's again... random, you can definitely see how it construct them becoming more fond to each other. and i can surely relate to that (hehe curhat colongan), well, i believe all of us can relate tothat. i mean, it's amazing, if only you dare to strike up that conversation with someone new, or someone you knew all along but everything is pretty much still on-the-surface between.

As for how the story ends? I recommend you to enjoy it yourself.
it's also interesting how the first movie, Before Sunrise was filmed in 1995 and the conclusion, Before Sunset came then in 2004. 9 years in the making, and while it's not as powerful as the first movie, i surely love how the love story close with that one song above. splendid.

One of my all-time favorite movies.
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