Sunday, August 24, 2008

In Search of a Midnight Mistake

Only a tried and true movie snob would notice but since that's who I hope is frequenting my site(s), I thought I'd mention that I stumbled in my recent review of "In Search of a Midnight Kiss." In it, I cite Richard Linklater's "Before Sunset" as a source of inspiration (or theft) for the film's director when, in fact, I meant to reference "Sunset"'s predecessor, "Before Sunrise." This may seem insignificant but details matter in cinema and, therefore, in writing about cinema. And since the comparison was made to observe similar on-screen first dates, it's a crucial point to overlook. After all, "Sunset" was, in its very structure, a second date. (The mistake has since been fixed.) Apologies, kids, apologies.

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