2.33 – BEFORE MIDNIGHT (2013) and Change

The franchise concludes as we return to Jesse and Céline’s relationship after another 9-year hiatus. We talk a little bit about how the film could have made more sense, but a lot about the beauty of Linklater’s film-making and the way that he draws out the links with the other films.


This Week’s Watching
BROADCHURCH (2013—): Chris Chibnall, David Tennant, Olivia Coleman
WESTWORLD (2016—): Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Evan Rachel Wood
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (2014—): Peter Nawalk, Viola Davis, Billy Brown
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (2016): Chris Renaud, Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet
Recommendations
500 DAYS OF SUMMER (2009): Mark Webb, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (1962): Tony Richardson, Alan Sillitoe, Tom Courtenay
ZORBA THE GREEK (1964): Michael Cacoyannis, Nikos Kazantzakis, Anthony Quinn
THE LOBSTER (2015): Yorgos Lanthimos, Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz
Footnotes
Firstly, here are a couple of articles about a fourth film (which we hope doesn’t happen): http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/before-midnight-ethan-hawke-richard-444687 and http://ew.com/movies/2017/02/27/richard-linklater-before-sunset-trilogy. On meta-cinema again, this is a good reference work: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Y3NuHkfgzNQC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false. Here’s a refresher on the Minotaur, to add to our discussion of mythology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minotaur. And finally, here’s Walter Lassally’s IMDB page (the newspaper articles linked to are great): http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007178.