Thursday, October 30, 2008

Movie apartments #1 {Before the Sunset}


I absolutely adore certain movie homes, and I'm going to start sharing them here. For the first post on Movie Apartments I'm going to start with Celine's apartment in Before Sunset. I seriously can't find a single thing in this movie that I don't love. From the amazig characters (performed by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawk), their past, the untold feelings and twisted emotions through nine years, the amazing Parisian shots, the uttery real dialogues... EVERYHING!

And Celine's apartment is a perfect way to end this movie; the photo above is is a still shot of the last scene... Her her messy, cool loft, filled with hundreds photos and polaroids is in one of those Parisian apartments I love so much, where you have to go in a little pedestrian street and you appear in a courtyard and then there's like a hidden patio with antique bikes and all... *sight* I need to get myself back to Paris!! ASAP!

Céline: Un café et un citron pressé, s'il vous plait. (A coffee and lemonade, please.)
Jesse: (Sighs.) God, I love this cafe. I wish they had places like this in the U.S.
Céline: Yeah, I missed cafes when I was living over there. I mean, I find a few places I really liked, but there was...
Jesse: (Interrupting.) You...You were living in the U.S.?
Céline: Yes, from, uh, '96 to '99. I was studying at NYU.
Jesse: OH, GOD (looks down in disgust) don't tell me that, Céline! (Covers his eyes.)
Céline: What?!
Jesse: No, it's just...Nothing, I mean I...
Céline: What?
Jesse: I've been living in New York since '98. You know, we were there at the same time!
Céline: In New York?
Jesse: Yeah.
Céline: Ah, that's weird. It actually crossed my mind a few times that I might run into you, but...The odds are so slim, right? So...I didn't even know what city you were living in. Weren't you somewhere in Texas? You were in Texas.
Jesse: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Definitely, I just...I was for a long time, I just...You know, wanted to try New York.
Céline: (Softly.) Wow.


Algunas casas de películas me encantan y voy a empezar a postearlos acá. El primer post de "Movies Apartments" es el departamento de Celine en Antes del Atardecer. La verdad que no hay una sola cosa de esta película que no me fascine. Desde los increíbles personajes (por Julie Delpy y Ethan Hawk), su pasado, los sentimientos y emociones ocultos por nueve años, las fantásticas vistas de París, los diálogos increíblemente reales... TODO!

Y el departamento de Celine es un lugar perfecto para terminar la película; la foto de arriba e una toma de la escena final... Su loft desordenado me parece re-copado, lleno de fotos y polaroids, es uno de esos departamentos parisinos que me encantan, donde hay que entrar por una calle peatonal y llegás a un patio interno con bicicletas antiguas y... *sight* Tengo que volver a Paris!! YA!


Photo credits:
Reverse Shot (If you knew the ridiculous amount of time it took me to find this photo you'd be surprised... but that's how much I love this movie!!)
Script transcript by SunriseAndSunset, found here.

5 comments:

Cris said...

Me encanta la casa de Kathleen Kelly de "You've got mail"...

Mary Loneliness said...

Esta película es soñada... amo sus guiones tanto como sus tomas. Y el sincretismo de las lenguas!!! Simplemente fascinante.-

Petits détails said...

Jajaja ok, cris! Lo voy a tener en cuenat para próximos posts (aunque sólo me acuerdo la mesa donde tenía la laptop!!) :)

ML: hay partes en que me sé el guión de memoria!!

Cris said...

las casas de "The Holiday"... o las casas no participan? jajaj

Petits détails said...

Siii!! muy buena idea! Las casas cuentan, y las series de TV tb!