"Before Midnight" is the final film in a triology that stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as American writer Jesse and Parisian Celine. Their romance has been explored over one evening in "Before Sunrise" (1995), one afternoon in "Before Sunset" (2004), and now one day in "Midnight." The actors shared in an Oscar bid with director Richard Linklater for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Sunset" and all three crafted the script for this new installment as well.
Recently, Delpy and Linklater chatted to Gold Derby and the actress, who has also written and directed several films of her own, joked about the benefits of taking the reins of her career: "The truth is I decided pretty early on I didn't want to have sex with people for parts and I wanted to have good dialogue," she said, "so that's kind of why I started writing. Isn't that a good motto, to start writing because you don't want to have sex with the director?"
If you missed our live chat, watch it below, then predict the Oscar nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay. (Sequels are deemed to be adaptations.)
"No Country for Old Men" (2007) was the most recent of the 38 Best Picture Academy Award winners to date to be adapted from a novel while "Chicago" (2002) was the last of the dozen stage transfers to take the top prize. This year's contenders include a number of film versions of award-winning plays, books, and other adapted material.
Based on the autobiography by Solomon Northup, a man living in New York during the mid-1800s is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south. Screenplay by John Ridley. Directed by Steve McQueen. Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.
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