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Call Me By Your Name (2017, D: Guadagnino) S: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet



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A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
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Re: Call Me By Your Name (2017, D: Guadagnino) S: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet

This opens in NY and LA this week. Currently 98% on RT and supposedly a big Oscar contender.
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I saw the director's movie I Am Love. It's almost entirely in Italian, with very British Tilda Swinton speaking in flawless Italian with a Russian accent. It is pure Art House Cinema, and I liked it. This one looks interesting too. I read an interview with Armie Hammer, where he described the production as the greatest experience of his life. He even did the audiobook just so he could immerse himself into that world.
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Re: Call Me By Your Name (2017, D: Guadagnino) S: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet

It looks like it is playing at one theatre near me this weekend. I will try and check it out Saturday.
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Got to see this today, and it is astonishingly beautiful. Incredible chemistry between the two leads, fantastic Oscar-caliber acting by everyone, and amazing direction and cinematography. It's one of those real gems that will linger with you for a long time after the movie ends.
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Re: Call Me By Your Name (2017, D: Guadagnino) S: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet

Originally Posted by Defiant1
I saw the director's movie I Am Love. It's almost entirely in Italian, with very British Tilda Swinton speaking in flawless Italian with a Russian accent. It is pure Art House Cinema, and I liked it. This one looks interesting too. I read an interview with Armie Hammer, where he described the production as the greatest experience of his life. He even did the audiobook just so he could immerse himself into that world.
"I Am Love" is an amazing film. Just as you said, pure Art House. His follow-up "A Bigger Splash" was also great. I saw "Call Me By Your Name" the other night and it has the same tone as these two movies. Very European with exceptional performances and writing.
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Re: Call Me By Your Name (2017, D: Guadagnino) S: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet

I think beautiful is definitely the right word to describe this film.

But man, he was lucky he had really understanding parents. There's no way I'd let my 17-year old son go off with a 24-year old man.

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Re: Call Me By Your Name (2017, D: Guadagnino) S: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet

This was pretty good and I am straight.

Don't forget the work Michael Stuhlbarg did.

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Did the dad film them making love?
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Man, only 7 posts for this film. Bummer. It's a phenomenal movie.
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I haven’t posted but I saw it a few months back. Great movie.
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Esther Garrel a true beauty

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Man, only 7 posts for this film. Bummer. It's a phenomenal movie.
It is not a comic book movie so nobody cares
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I thought this was a well done film, but like many of the films that have gotten huge praise this year, I wasn't as amazed by it as others were.

The biggest problem I had was that I didn't feel like Oliver and Elio had a big connection, it seemed mostly physical. I think the film didn't show the friendship develop as much as it should have. Had it done that, then the ending would've felt more believable and emotional to me.

I still give this a solid 7.5/10.

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I thought this was a well done film, but like many of the films that have gotten huge praise this year , I wasn't as amazed by it as others were.

The biggest problem I has was that I didn't feel like Oliver and Elio had a big connection, it seemed mostly physical. I think the film didn't show the friendship develop as much as it should have. Had it done that, then the ending would've felt more believable and emotional to me.

I still give this a solid 7.5/10.
I agree with this. The movie was beautiful to look at. Great lush looking locations. But I didn't feel any real connection between them.

Guadagnino has been talking about doing a sequel. I would've made a thread, but there was barely any interest in this one . I will wait until it is official.

I'm still somewhat interested in his Suspiria film.
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The shot at the end where he stares into the fireplace during the closing credits was unusual and maybe could have been shortened.
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Re: Call Me By Your Name (2017, D: Guadagnino) S: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet

I thought it was good but the difference between the ages made me a little uncomfortable. I realize that's one of the points of the movie, though, a coming of age for the kid.
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Surprised nobody brought that up since it borders on pedophilia.
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I think it was mentioned in one of the Oscar threads that he was of legal age in that country, even though the larger the disparity the higher the consent age. Still made me uncomfortable, though.
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I'm not a big love-centric movie kinda guy, regardless of the participants.
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Super late to seeing this film but I've now watched it twice in three days and am obsessed with it. What a beautiful love story. I enjoyed every second of the acting, direction, cinematography, score. I've never had a movie affect me like this. It's leaving Netflix on the 31st and I would highly recommend watching it if you are not disturbed by the plot. I feel like my life has changed in a small way after seeing this, I don't know how to explain it but after searching for reactions to this film I seem to not be the only one.
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Surprised nobody brought that up since it borders on pedophilia.
Not even close. If the kid was 17 (at least that's what I garnered from Wikipedia, since I've never watched this movie), then it actually falls under ephebophilia.
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Not even close. If the kid was 17 (at least that's what I garnered from Wikipedia, since I've never watched this movie), then it actually falls under ephebophilia.

Also, the age of consent in Italy at the time of filming was 14. Not sure if it's changed since then.
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I give most of the credit to this movie to Timothee Chalamet and to the screenplay which did a brilliant job of distilling the source material into a series of beautiful moments captured in the movie. Elio is the heart and soul of the movie and Chalamet does a magnificent job of depicting this character who he probably felt many similarities with and no Im not implying anything about his sexuality. Elio is a beautiful androgynous young boy who is incredibly talented and grew up with liberal understanding parents in a household immersed in ideas about art and knowledge. From what I know of Chalamet his upbringing was quite similar. Armie Hammer for me was miscast and brought nothing unique to the movie. Any reasonably attractive guy could have played his part. Elio probably would have fallen for any 24 year old brought into his life at that point.

As for Luca Guadagnino, I've seen all of his films and while he is undoubtedly a wonderful director, it's the screenplay that shines here. The speech by Elio's father at the end is not given in the book. And many of the best moments with Elio are also written by Guadagnino. When Elio circles the war memorial talking in code about his gay feelings that is all from the director. Likewise the amazing scene at the end of Elio simply staring into the fire while his housekeeper calls out searching for him. It's a brilliant heartwrenching scene that seems to have been lost on some. In that moment Chalamet gives you the entire story in his eyes. You see him figuring out he is gay. You see his experience with a first time love and learning what heartbreak is. You see his recognition that he is no longer a boy and will never go back to who he was having gone through this experience. It's loss and it's searching for the man he will become. Truly an incredible mix of emotions captured by Guadagnino and played by 17 year old Chalamet. You don't have to be gay to connect with this and its why everyone in the screenings I've seen it with ends up crying at the end.
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I give most of the credit to this movie to Timothee Chalamet and to the screenplay which did a brilliant job of distilling the source material into a series of beautiful moments captured in the movie. Elio is the heart and soul of the movie and Chalamet does a magnificent job of depicting this character who he probably felt many similarities with and no Im not implying anything about his sexuality. Elio is a beautiful androgynous young boy who is incredibly talented and grew up with liberal understanding parents in a household immersed in ideas about art and knowledge. From what I know of Chalamet his upbringing was quite similar. Armie Hammer for me was miscast and brought nothing unique to the movie. Any reasonably attractive guy could have played his part. Elio probably would have fallen for any 24 year old brought into his life at that point.

As for Luca Guadagnino, I've seen all of his films and while he is undoubtedly a wonderful director, it's the screenplay that shines here. The speech by Elio's father at the end is not given in the book. And many of the best moments with Elio are also written by Guadagnino. When Elio circles the war memorial talking in code about his gay feelings that is all from the director. Likewise the amazing scene at the end of Elio simply staring into the fire while his housekeeper calls out searching for him. It's a brilliant heartwrenching scene that seems to have been lost on some. In that moment Chalamet gives you the entire story in his eyes. You see him figuring out he is gay. You see his experience with a first time love and learning what heartbreak is. You see his recognition that he is no longer a boy and will never go back to who he was having gone through this experience. It's loss and it's searching for the man he will become. Truly an incredible mix of emotions captured by Guadagnino and played by 17 year old Chalamet. You don't have to be gay to connect with this and it's why everyone in the screenings I've seen it with ends up crying at the end.
Beautifully worded. I have already watched this movie five times in the last week. I just finished watching in on my laptop with headphones and picked up a lot of audio I hadn't heard from my tv. This movie has moved me in a way that I can't explain. I enjoyed every second of it. Timothee was the star in this film. His little gestures, facial expressions, quirkiness were just so fun to watch. I am extremely disappointed that I did not see this on the big screen.

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