Passion whether in love or art is a much abused word. Damien Chazelle is one filmmaker who truly understands it. This mini video essay on Whiplash and La La Land gets so much right about how he does it.
"The Before Trilogy is, in my opinion, one of the greatest gifts of modern cinema. Three films, each separated by nine years, that together tell a beautiful and brutal story of what love means as we progress through life. All three films have an unusual form—comprised almo.. morest exclusively of lengthy conversations between the two central characters, Jesse and Celine. So in this video we break Before Sunset into five acts and dissect each one to uncover the invisible structure that keeps eighty pages of conversation engaging, we look at how the script constructs and then destroys each character’s facade, and we examine how each moment is tied to the central dramatic question."