[Have you ever dreamed about having a choice encounter with a true stranger and experiencing real romance, even if only briefly? Well, as threatened/promised in my ramblings regarding the first movie, here are my equally random (but I think intriguing and kind of fun) thoughts/notes on the second movie, Before Sunrise (which is actually the first movie, but I saw the second first, and so should you). These really were both very romantic and gorgeous and delightful films. My notes will make more sense once you have watched, but might be fun anyway. Here you go…]
Conversion of fanciful ambition into practical, money-making ventures.
Could never get very excited about other people’s ambitions for my life.
childhood- magical time
How ambiguous everything is, even death.
first_____ feelings conversation
“He was so fine.”
Hate being told by strange man on the street to smile.
Media controlling our minds.
Reincarnation- did you tell me, or is it in the first movie?
Music store- music used to matter, now something I do only now and again, no big deal.
If family/friends don’t know you’re dead, it’s like you’re not really dead, they invent the best for you.
***Kissing scene- Ferris wheel- PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Every generation fights
Happy couples lie to each other
Grandma- spent whole life dreaming about another man she was in love with
-but it was her destiny
Old age- tedious collection of hours
My life is just memories, old man lying down to die.
Him, always 13 years old
Quakers- staring at each other for hours
“Temporarily decorating canvas.”
General of army when dates someone- looking for weaknesses- organizing strategy
“If we knew each other longer, what’s the first thing about me that would drive you crazy?”
Girl he dated always asked what she did that bugged him; all she wanted was an excuse to tell him what bugged her about him.
Technology saves time? No, just creates more busywork.
LOVE = Escape for 2 people that don’t know how to be alone
Love is selfish
Worst part about being broken up with someone is realization of how little they think about you.
Like idea of dancing as social occurrence.
Loving someone, and being loved, so important to me.
Fatherhood- ruin my whole life
Rather die knowing excelled at something than just being in a caring relationship.
Old man- life for no one and nothing
* “If there is any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone/sharing something.”
“The answer must be in the attempt.”
“Fell for him, the idea of this little boy w/ all these beautiful dreams…”
“Like to feel his eyes on me.”
“He kind of kisses like adolescent.”
“As night goes on, I like him more and more.”
“You know me, most harmless person.”
“The only person that I am scared of hurting is myself.”
Feel like in dream world
Feel like our time is just hours.
Just for us
Why are relationships supposed to last forever?
-In the park-
Knew they were special moments, but knew something wrong, wished I was with someone else.
But I am glad I’m with you.
(Usually myself I wish I could get away from).
People hate themselves because sick of themselves.
“But with her, feels new.”
Back in real time
Dylan Thomas poem
“Let not time deceive you…”
– Really fall in love when you really know someone.
That last kiss was amazing: so desperate, so passionate.
> Love the camera going backwards through everywhere they had been.
– glasses, empty bottle in park.
– riding away in opposite directions…
Looking back on my own life, there have not been nearly enough nights alone in a park in Vienna with a beautiful stranger. [SIGH…]