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Before Sunrise again

2007-05-29 20:01:12.101332+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Charlene and I met on Memorial Day weekend in 1999. We sat in a hot tub and talked late into the evening, and somewhere in that evening of talking we discovered the germ of whatever it was that dragged us through the subsequent two years of hell that I'd never thought I'd ever tolerate in a relationship, to the remaining six years that have been pretty darned good, even if we still sometimes can't figure out how two otherwise completely mismatched people have found whatever it is we've found in each other that speaks to both of us so strongly.

Yesterday after a day by the water looking for wildlife, Charlene pulled Before Sunrise[Wiki] off the shelf, which we'd bought because when Before Sunset[Wiki] came out the video rental places all had a backlog for weeks and Charlene hadn't seen it yet, and we watched it again.

Damn, that's still an awesome movie. Perfectly captures that sense of an evening talking leading to a connection, with all the "I want this conversation to be about now, not the future, not the past" of such an experience intact. I almost want to find the film geeks who've taken apart the movie shot by shot, analyzed the color use, and so forth, because it feels like such a perfect film, but I also don't want to risk the heartbreak that such a deconstruction would inevitably lead to, so I'm happy to just watch it again and let it be what it is.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-29 21:47:19.492289+00 by: meuon

Congrats on the 6 years of "Pretty Darn Good". Good movies, like relationships, should be enjoyed for the experience, not deconstructed or overanalyzed into points and counterpoints.