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Criterion Collection: The Before Trilogy

Criterion Collection: The Before Trilogy

Ethan Hawke
Director: Richard Linklater Cast: Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
, Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy
, Hanno Pöschl
Hanno Pöschl
Richard Linklater

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The cornerstone of the career-long exploration of cinematic time by director Richard Linklater (Boyhood), this celebrated three-part romance captures a relationship as it begins, begins again, deepens, strains, and settles over the course of almost two decades. Chronicling the love of Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke), from their first meeting as idealistic twentysomethings to the disillusionment they face together in middle age, The Before Trilogy also serves as a document of a boundary-pushing and extraordinarily intimate collaboration between director and actors, as Delpy and Hawke, who cowrote two of the films, imbue their characters with a sense of raw, lived-in experience, and as they age on-screen along with them. Attuned to the sweeping grandeur of time’s passage as well as the evanescence of individual moments, the Before films chart the progress of romantic destiny as it navigates the vicissitudes of ordinary life.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2017
UPC: 0715515192217
Original Release: 0000
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 4:50:00

Special Features

New, restored 2k digital transfers of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset andn a 2k digital master of Before Midnight, approved by Director Richard Linklater; New discussion between Linklater actor-cowriters Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, moderated by critic Kent Jones; Behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from the productions of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset; Audio Commentary on Before Midnight by Delpy, Linklater, and Hawke; Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, a feature-length 2016 documentary by Louis Black and Karen Bernstein; After Before, a new documentary by Athina Rachel Tsangari about the making of Before Midnight in Greece; New conversation between scholars Dave Johnson and Rob Stone about Linklater's work; Episode of the radio program Fresh Air featuring host Terry Gross, Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke; Linklater//On Cinema & Time, a new video essay by filmmaker :: kogonada ; Plus: An essay on the trilogy by critic Dennis Lin

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Before Trilogy: Before Sunrise
1. Train to Vienna [14:13]
2. "Love is a Complex Issue" [14:04]
3. The Awkwardness of Life [7:54]
4. "A Delusion Angel" [9:46]
5. "This Little Space in Between" [27:57]
6. "Our One and Only Night Together" [7:05]
7. "You Cannot Conquer Time" [6:26]
1. Color Bars [13:29]
1. Chapter 1 [43:36]
1. Chapter 1 [39:46]
Disc #2 -- Before Trilogy: Before Sunset
1. "An Ocean Apart" [8:14]
2. A Part of Someone Else's Memory [9:15]
3. Walk Around, Think, and Write [14:03]
4. "Memory is a Wonderful Thing, If You Don't Have To Deal With the Past" [11:40]
5. Characters In That Old Lady's Dream [12:40]
6. "I Have These Dreams..." [11:17]
7. "A Waltz for a Night" [13:15]
1. Color Bars
1. Chapter 1 [5:58]
2. Chapter 2 [7:53]
3. Chapter 3 [5:34]
4. Chapter 4 [11:02]
5. Chapter 5 [8:42]
6. Chapter 6 [9:25]
7. Chapter 7 [10:21]
8. Chapter 8 [12:18]
9. Chapter 9 [6:59]
10. Chapter 10 [11:29]
1. Chapter 1 [8:27]
Disc #3 -- Before Trilogy: Before Midnight
1. Kalamata Airport [6:15]
2. First Loves [14:11]
3. This Time And That Time [9:18]
4. Passing Through [17:13]
5. Fifty-Six More Years [17:50]
6. The Vast Garden Of Sacrifice [2:06]
7. Time Machine [29:07]
1. Color Bars [12:47]
1. The Melancholy End of Summer [6:15]
2. Two Master Manipulators at Work [14:11]
3. Greek Intelligence [9:18]
4. Playing Off The Couples [17:13]
5. A Familiar Stroll [17:50]
6. A Love Scene, Not a Fight Scene [2:06]
7. Mirroring the Listening Booth [29:07]
1. Color Bars [12:47]
1. Chapter 1 [30:39]
1. Chapter 1 [39:34]

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