Having recently seen “Before Midnight” in theatres last weekend. I wanted to go back and re watch all of these movies all over again. Never before have I been so interested in just two people talking, then I am with these movies. Now in the most recent one Jesse and Celine do talk with more people than just each other, but it’s the conversation the two actors have together that gives it a great dramatic boost. These characters talk about the things I do talk about and the things I want to talk about. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke have such great chemistry on screen I’m surprised they didn’t hook up for real. As I was thinking about these movies I became convinced that Criterion should make a special edition of all three. It would come in a 3 disk Blue Ray set with each movie having its own special features. Here is what I would like to see for each title in this set.
Commentary with Director Richard Linklatter, and Writer Kim Krizan
Commentary with Ethan Hawke, And Julie Delpy with moderator Richard Linklatter
Behind the scenes footage and Outtakes.
The scene from “Waking Life” that features both characters. In both animated and non animated forms.(Optinal Commentary from Hawke, Delpy, and Linklatter)
Interviews with Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklatter, Kim Krizan and Editor Sandra Adair
A tour of Vienna that highlights all the places that were in the movie.
Commentary with Richard Linklatter, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke
An interview with Linklatter, Delpy and Hawke about how this got to be made and why so long for a sequel.
A video tour by Julie Delpy highlighting all of the places that were used in the film.
A live performance from Julie Delpy performing a song from the soundtrack(not the waltz one)
Rehearsal footage including Outtakes.
Interview with Linklatter, and Editor Sandra Adair about how this was made to look like a full afternoon in just under 90 minutes.
Commentary with Richard Linklatter and Sandra Adair
Commentary with Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy
A video tour with Ethan Hawke highlighting all of the spots in Greece that were used in the film
The Alamo Draft House PSA ad.
Delpy, Hawke, and Linklatter discuss the screenwriting process.
Outtakes from the car scene(If any)
This is what I would love to see but I’m sure the folks over at Criterion would make something just as good if not better. I just hope that this gives them a spark to start making it.