Probably everyone knows this but me, the script of Before Sunrise was inspired by a meeting that the director, Linklater, had.
It happened in Philadelphia, in a toy store, in 1989. He was 29 years old and she (Amy) was around 20. They spent a night together " from midnight to six in the morning [...] walking by, flirting.
After releasing the first film, he hoped that she would recognize the story and be looking for him (which is what happens in the second film of the trilogy). Only she never showed up. They never spoke again.
Many years later, shortly before releasing the 3th film of the trilogy, he discovered that Amy had died in a motorcycle accident in 1994, just before the first film was released. I mean, she never saw their story in the movies.
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