Before Midnight script
Synopsis: Before Midnight is a 2013 American romantic drama film, the third in a trilogy featuring two characters, following Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). It was directed by Richard Linklater and stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Co-written by Linklater, Hawke and Delpy, the film picks up the story nine years after the events of Before Sunset; Jesse (Hawke) and Céline (Delpy) spend a summer vacation together in Greece.

As Jesse and Celine settle inside the car, the camera pans

over toward two 6-year-old girls who are asleep in the back

seat. That's right, twins NINA and ELLA. They start driving

away from the airport.

INT. CAR - AFTERNOON

As they hit the highway, Celine lowers her volume as she

wraps up her conversation.

7.

CELINE:

(into phone)

Okay. Bon. Très bien. Merci.

Oui, oui, Lucia. Au'voir.

(hangs up, speaks

french)

JESSE:

What's going on?

CELINE:

They voted against it.

JESSE:

What, the wind turbines?

CELINE:

Six months dealing with those people,

they were all for it. Everyone agreed

it was great for the region...

JESSE:

Oh. So what happened?

CELINE:

...And now they've decided that they

don't like the way it looks on that

hill. It's ruining their view.

JESSE:

No, no, I thought it was a done deal.

CELINE:

It was! It practically was-

JESSE:

Well, can-

CELINE:

That's what's so infuriating.

JESSE:

Can they do that?

CELINE:

Yes, of course. They've done it.

That's it. It's over, fini.

JESSE:

I'm sorry.

CELINE:

No, no, it's just so frustrating. I

can't take it anymore.

(MORE)

8.

CELINE (CONT'D)

(beat)

I'm gonna take that job with Remy.

JESSE:

No. No, you don't want to work for

him.

CELINE:

Why not?

JESSE:

For the government?

CELINE:

Well, I think this government is

different. We need laws. That's

the only way anything is going to

happen.

JESSE:

It's not the only way. You guys

have been getting a lot of good work

done.

CELINE:

Well, I've been thinking about it.

This is the way to go.

JESSE:

Okay. Well then, let me remind you

that you do not like that guy. The

whole time you worked for him before,

you complained about him constantly.

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Richard Linklater

Richard Stuart Linklater (born July 30, 1960) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Linklater is mostly known for his humanist films which mainly revolve around personal relationships, suburban culture, and the effects of the passage of time. Some notable films of his include the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), the romantic drama film trilogy Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013); the music-themed comedy School of Rock (2003), and the rotoscope animated Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006). In 2002 he began filming Boyhood (2014), a passion project which took over twelve years to finish. The film was premiered in 2014 to critical acclaim. Linklater won the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture. He also received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director, along with nominations for Original Screenplay and Picture. more…

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