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Ethan Hawke says a third “Before Sunrise” film is coming

Ethan Hawke says a third “Before Sunrise” film is coming (photo)

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The Playlist spotted an incredibly cool and suprisingly informative interview with actor Ethan Hawke over at the French magazine Allocine. Instead of asking Hawke questions, they played him various musical tracks that connected to his career and let him free associate responses. So if they played him “Paperback Writer” by The Beatles, he’d talk about his own career as an author as well as the many times he’s played authors onscreen.

One of Hawke’s best known performances as a writer came in the “Before Sunrise” films — and Hawke told Allocine during that part of their conversation that he, co-star Julie Delpy and writer/director Richard Linklater are planning to start work on the screenplay for a third “Before Sunrise” film later this year. The beloved series of romance films started in 1995 with “Before Sunrise,” where Hawke and Delpy meet as strangers on a European train, then spend one magical night wandering through Vienna. It continued in 2004’s “Before Sunset,” where Hawke and Delpy reconnect at the Paris stop on his book tour and spend the few hours before his flight home catching up and reminiscing. Now, Hawke says, the trio’s ready to reunite for a third time:

“I don’t know what we’re going to do but I know that the three of us have been talking a lot in the last six months. All three of us have been having similar feelings that we’re ready to revisit those characters. There’s nine years between the first two movies. If we made the film next summer, it would be nine years again, so we started thinking that would be a good thing to do. We’re going to try to write it this year.”

Listening to Hawke talk about the “magical” process of making those first two movies with Linklater and Delpy, it sounds like “Before Sunrise/Sunset” is the rare film franchise that’s as beloved by its creators as by its fans. Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke aren’t making these movies to satisfy our curiosity about Hawke’s Jesse and Delpy’s Celine. They’re making them to satisfy their own curiosity. Hawke told Allocine, “If I had to pick some of my creative times of my life, a lot of them would be writing with Julie and Rick.” Lucky for us it looks like the creative times are about to start again.

You’ll find the entire interview embedded below.

Which do you like better: “Before Sunrise” or “Before Sunset?” Tell us in the comments below or write to us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

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A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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