Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tomorrow is the first day of May. This means we are 25 days from the release of Before Midnight. The ongoing tale of Celine and Jesse is one of my favorite fictional stories, probably because unlike romantic comedies and most romance depicted onscreen, these two characters represent something close to real. Their conversations, their chemistry, their body language.
Celine and Jesse first met as young people on a train in Europe, and then they met again nine years later in Paris with much more personal history. And now, after nine more years, we will have another view into their characters' lives. I'm not the only person extremely excited by the prospect, as my friend Amy took it upon herself to create the shirt I'm wearing above on her Society 6 page. Get one for yourself -- no superfan should be without!
I wish I had more movie-themed t-shirts. Not logo or title emblazoned, though. But more like this shirt in which only a small sector of people may immediately understand who it's referring to. If while wearing this shirt somebody smiles in recognition, I will be so happy. It's like going to a Ryan Adams show and being like, "these are my people" (a stranger next to me at his Town Hall show years ago alluded to this before he came on stage, I concurred). Or when, before the show started airing, I saw people on the subway reading A Game of Thrones and I always said something like, "that series is amazing!" in a way that hopefully let them know I was not trying to be a creep. I will start conversations with almost anybody about something I love.
And I LOVE these movies. I mean, last year when Jesse and I went to Paris I plotted out a chronological walking tour of Before Sunset. We started at Shakespeare & Co., went to the zinc bar cafe Le Pur, walked the Promenade, etc. That's how much I love that movie. And I haven't even been to Vienna yet.
Last night Jaime (while rewatching this week's Game of Thrones as I sat in above t-shirt) admitted to me that she'd only seen Before Sunrise, which left me flabbergasted. We're setting up a screening of Before Sunset (which I think is better than the first film) pronto. Do you love Celine and Jesse? Are you excited for Before Midnight? Is there a movie you are somewhat fanatical about because of their characters or another reason? Do share.
In conclusion, now you know what I'll be wearing to the theaters on May 24th.