Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Reach Out and Touch Someone

"I feel like if somebody were to touch me I would dissolve into molecules."

I'm in an unusually romantic mood and nothing puts me there quite like Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in Before Sunrise/Before Sunset. Perhaps the greatest thing about the films is that, amongst all of Jesse and Celine's sweet musings on life and love, it's actually the wordless moments that express their connection most profoundly. Whether it's the lingering ascent up a staircase in hopes of missing a plane, or the battling gazes in a record booth, it's such palpable romantic perfection. The closest thing to a cinematic heart swell.

I can't help but dissolve into molecules.

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