I’ve got a lot going on today (and tonight), so I made a point of getting this post up on time because I didn’t want anyone to miss out on this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie.
That’s because my guest is Kelly Fremon Craig, writer and director of The Edge of Seventeen and now Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and she chose Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, the films where Ethan Hawke’s Jesse and Julie Delpy’s Celine meet and fall in love in Europe – first in 1996, and then again in 2005. (We also discuss the third one in the series, and even wind up pitching a fourth one, because how can you not.)
And yes, I know Maureen Judge tackled the entire trilogy on the podcast back in 2016 — and that was a really good episode, you should give it a listen — but there was a nice poetry to revisiting these particular films given how much time has passed, and how different the world is now.
So join us, won’t you? Subscribe at the usual locations — Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify — or download the episode directly from the web and listen to it while you stand around Vienna waiting for that special person to turn up.
And then go catch up on your Shiny Things reading, because I wrote about the latest physical releases of the streaming series WandaVision, The Mandalorian and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and the new 4K restorations of The Color Purple, Point Break and Titanic, because Spielberg, Bigelow and Cameron will not be ignored. If you’re not a subscriber maybe get on that? The free two-week trial is still going, and I have heard 2000-word newsletters about physical media make great Christmas presents. Just saying,