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1.25.2005

explain this to me, please.

I'm sure I'll have more to say about the Oscar race at some point, despite having seen very few of the contenders. But I have a question:

What is Before Sunset adapted from?

Did Ethan Hawke write another bad poem? (Because bad poems make great movies; it's a truism.)

I'm at a loss for an easy answer here (and the intarfriend ain't helping). What am I missing?

Also: see Uncle Grambo's profoundly wonderful reaction to Paul Giamatti's snub.

3 Comments:

  • At 3:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The Academy knows Jesse's novel doesn't really exist, right?

    Right?

    Maybe it's "adapted" from AIM chat transcripts between Hawke and Delpy?

    EEK?

     
  • At 1:08 AM , Blogger no true bill said...

    It's not considered an "original" screenplay because it's based upon characters that were already featured in a previous movie (i.e., "Before Sunrise").

    I don't endorse the logic behind the explanation. After all, does it really make sense that "The Aviator" is an original screenplay given that, though it isn't based upon any particular biography, it's still based upon someone's life. That sounds pretty "adapted" to me.

    But I don't make the rules. Anyway, that's why it's nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.

     
  • At 12:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Gimme a No! True! Bill!

    Thanks for the breakdown, professor!

    EEK

     

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