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Twenty years ago this week, Before Sunrise was released. It still amazes me that a mundane love story that merely shows the reality of romantic love through its different stages has found its way to being one of the best masterpieces in the history of film. 530 more words

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“In my field, I see these people that come in to it with big, idealist visions of becoming the new leader that will create a better world. 257 more words

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Sunrise, Sunset, or Midnight: Debating the Best Film in Richard Linklater's Before Trilogy

20 years ago this week, Richard Linklater first introduced us to Jesse and Celine in Before Sunrise, kickstarting a trilogy of films — also including… 2,489 more words

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人生保齡 - Boyhood

描寫成長的電影,通常都集中敘述改變主角生命的一件事,從而道出人生大道理。Boyhood卻是反其道而行,用主角長大成人十二年裡看似毫不相干的生活片段,立體地呈現眾人的成長路。(突然想到人們在婚禮播放的「成長片段」…)

看 Richard Linklater導演的電影,泛起一陣似曾相識的感覺。在Boyhood (《我們都是這樣長大》)裡,唸高中的Mason和他女朋友的對話,就像《愛在黎明破曉時》裡的情侶對世界的浪漫憧景一樣;Mason媽媽對未來焦慮,長期處於不安,跟《日落巴黎》主角的中年危機有三分相似;Mason爸爸向兒子分享自己感情事時流露的滄桑,似乎與《情約半生》中爭拗不斷的夫妻相互呼應。

在Mason和他父母的互動中,我們看見兩種截然不同的人生觀和育兒哲學。媽媽價值偏向保守,認為人生就是要完成不同里程碑:結婚、成家立室、生兒育女、供書教學。在不斷追趕里程碑的路上,她天天為口奔馳,沒有時間好好計劃人生,不能把自己從成長的迷惘中拯救過來,伴侶多是酗酒和有暴力傾向的人。爸爸卻是一個典型的嬉皮族,今天有酒今天醉,長期沒有正式工作。他對子女的管教自由放任,不過倒是善於與他們溝通,三言兩語就說明白了艱深的處界法門。那一種的管教方法比較優勝?

電影沒有提供答案。如果人生是打保齡,父母的照顧就是防止你打落坑的bumpers。你可以依賴bumpers,但這樣打並不過癮。當我們可以拆掉bumpers,放膽打直線球,就是長大而自立的一日。有人希望囝囝可以局局全中,又有人希望囡囡可以球球「落西」打出旋轉球,不過,只要子女可以天天都胸有成竹打保齡而不落坑 - 為了自己所信念而活、不和不流,絕不苟且度日、追名逐利 - 父母就完成了他們的責任。重要的是,這樣活著的人才會對周遭的感覺,是真真正正的活著。

Mason媽媽在餐廳遇見了多年前到她家修水喉的喉匠Ernesto,她的一句「You should go to school」啓發他發奮進修,悄悄地改變了他一生。在此我希望對在我生命中不經意影響了的人說一句-謝謝。 8 more words

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Before I Knew About The Linklater Before Trilogy

Before I tell you the real reason I’m writing about the critically acclaimed and universally loved “Before” series from Richard Linklater, I have to tell you how I discovered these unique films. 747 more words

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A retrospective series for a trio of romantic dramas was a risk, but Now Playing Podcast listeners didn’t shy away from this week’s Before Sunrise… 62 more words

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Boyhood

I saw Boyhood finally on my day off. I saw the time wrong, I thought it was suppose be at 11:30am but it was actually 11:15 am, I blame the movie app for the time and so I was also late so I missed almost 30 minutes of the movie but I didn’t feel like I missed anything when I walked out the door. 82 more words

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