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MemberPraetorianJan-27-2018 7:41 PM

Call Me By Your Name (2017), the film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.

Call Me By Your Name is a film about family.

January 26, 2017 - Posted by Esquire's Tyler Coates:

First loves are the hardest to shake, as evidenced in the film’s closing moments. Never before has a movie treated an inevitable loss with such dignity and beauty, both through a stunning monologue delivered by Michael Stuhlbarg, who plays Elio’s father, and a final, several-minute-long shot of Elio’s face as he contemplates his summer romance and, surely, what it means for the future. We may know what happens next — Elio will surely love again — but Guadagnino places the most importance on the present, an emotional limbo full of sadness and joy, grief and hope.

It’s enough to erase all of the movies you’ve loved before, as it’s impossible not to feel seduced and broken by what Guadagnino pulls off. The film will leave you devastated, but the memory of its exuberant 130 minutes will last a lifetime.

Somewhere in Northern Italy in 1983:

Call Me By Your Name is dedicated to Bill Paxton who played Private Hudson in Aliens (1986). The producer of the movie, Peter Spears, revealed how Bill Paxton is associated with Call Me By Your Name:

’Many of you have asked about Bill Paxton’s connection to Call Me By Your Name. Please see my response below. Thank you.’

Mystery of Love by Sufjan Stevens from Call Me By Your Name:

Visions of Gideon by Sufjan Stevens from Call Me By Your Name:


Somewhere in Northern Italy...




'Italian summer...':

'The set of Call Me By Your Name. No one wears sunglasses like Italians.'



Best movie parents ever - Call Me By Your Name:


Somewhere in Northern Italy...




Listen to an excerpt of André Aciman's CALL ME BY YOUR NAME audiobook, read by Armie Hammer.

Now a major motion picture from director Luca Guadagnino, starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and produced by the Academy Award winning producer of A Room with a View.


Celebrate the ten-year anniversary of André Aciman's tempestuous novel with a dynamic new audiobook, read by Armie Hammer.

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Washington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year

A New York Magazine "Future Canon" Selection

A Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the Year

One of The Seattle Times' Michael Upchurch's Favorite Books of the Year

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. André Aciman's critically acclaimed debut novel is a frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion.

Bordighera, Liguria, Italy:


Somewhere in Northern Italy...

Sirmione, Lake Garda


Somewhere in Northern Italy...




Shot in Los Angeles, November 2017



Father and son

Mr. Perlman and Elio

/Michael Stuhlbarg and Timothée Chalamet/


Mother and son

Mrs. Perlman and Elio

/Amira Casar and Timothée Chalamet/



The mysterious Bergamo:





DP/30: Call Me By Your Name - Luca Guadagnino

Shot in Los Angeles, November 2017



Director Luca Guadagnino says his movie Call Me By Your Name is a 'complete antidote to the depravity of the stories we are listening to'...




Villa Albergoni is a scene-stealing backdrop…

'If there’s an air of timeless sophistication about Luca Guadagnino’s swooning coming-of-age romance, Call Me by Your Name, it surely stems from the grand 17th-century mansion where the majority of the story unfolds.'

'The film is both a faithful adaptation of André Aciman’s 2007 novel and a personal love letter to the Lombardian countryside where the Italian filmmaker lives. It was Guadagnino’s intimate knowledge of the region that led him to Villa Albergoni in Moscazzano near Crema, which he tasked his close friend and frequent collaborator Violante Visconti di Modrone with dressing for the film.'

You find the whole article here:


Somewhere in Northern Italy...

Lake Iseo


How to Come of Age Onscreen?

Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet Know

'If either Timothée Chalamet, 22, or Saoirse Ronan, 23, wins an Oscar for their performances — his in “Call Me by Your Name” or hers in “Lady Bird” — they would be among the youngest actors ever to do so.'

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MemberPraetorianJan-27-2018 7:44 PM

The untold story of Michael Stuhlbarg’s emotional

Call Me By Your Name speech


'This is the speech that actor Michael Stuhlbarg delivers in the

final third of Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name.

It had audiences reaching for a defibrillator, reeling from

Stuhlbarg’s measured tip-toe of a delivery.

It’s the part that—if you had somehow

resisted tears in the first two-thirds of the film

—definitely left your face wet.'


'In the aftermath of Call Me By Your Name’s cinematic release,

“the speech” was second only to the peach scene as the most

discussed takeaway from this incredible film. The words were

mainlined from the pages of André Aciman’s novel, from which

the film was adapted. We’ve overheard this speech discussed

in stores around New York City—like Outdoor Voices on the

Upper East Side (actually)—which means that it has rung true

for those who have seen the film. It’s one of the highest

autocompletes on Google when searching the movie. It’s

the most important and heartfelt and raw speech in a movie,

if not this decade, then certainly this year. But maybe

Stuhlbarg knew that all along…'


'MICHAEL STUHLBARG: I was warned about the speech! My

agent called and said, “There’s a very beautiful thing to say

at the end of this screenplay, but read the whole thing.”

And it had affected me as it seemed to effect her.'


You find the article here:


MemberTrilobiteJan-27-2018 8:22 PM

It is nice to see Bill is still remembered. Thanks for that.

I don't mean to get OT, but bringing up Bill fairly close to his death reminded of a time before acting took off. The story is from Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies. Those two worked together and were good friends. Read if you wish.

Here is a pic of him from those days:



MemberChestbursterJan-27-2018 10:35 PM

if anybody is interested, Luca Guadagnino will be directing a remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria. 


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MemberPraetorianJan-28-2018 9:39 AM

Timothée Chalamet chats with film director Xavier Dolan

on the realities of love and pain

'The artistry of filmmaking has always preoccupied

Timothée Chalamet. Fittingly, the quality of the craft

is more than apparent in his first major leading role,

Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. To prepare

for being on set, Chalamet has long immersed himself

in complex cinema— movies like critically-acclaimed

Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s I Killed My Mother.

Here, Chalamet and Dolan meet up in Paris to discuss

Chalamet’s creative sights for the future, his relationship

with Armie Hammer, and the realities of love and pain.'


You find the article here:


Timothée Chalamet talks to one of his inspirations,

Frank Ocean, about film, music, and the art

that influences them



MemberPraetorianJan-29-2018 4:36 PM

The Arrival of Timothée Chalamet

'Every once in the rarest while, a young actor shows up

in a movie like an alien—anonymous and yet

in possession of such preternatural talent that

audiences start thinking about the actor’s future

not in years but in decades. Call Me by Your Name’s

Timothée Chalamet is just such an alien,

and just such a once-in-a-generation talent.'

Spring 2016. Somewhere in Northern Italy.

A 20-year-old from New York arrives six weeks before

the rest of a movie cast...


You find the whole article here:


MemberDeaconJan-29-2018 4:58 PM

Sounds a interesting Movie, total Respect for them doing it in Memory of Bill  R.I.P

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


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MemberPraetorianJan-31-2018 10:24 AM

BAFTA Awards - James Ivory wins

Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me By Your Name.


MemberPraetorianJan-31-2018 5:29 PM


MemberPraetorianFeb-03-2018 5:01 PM

'The continuous negative new cycle has me seeking out

beauty in movies, books, and museum exhibitions.

It’s one of the reasons I made it a point to see

Call Me By Your Name this past weekend.'


'The “romantic coming-of-age drama” written by

James Ivory, is based on the 2007 novel of the

same name by André Aciman and was directed

by Luca Guadagnino, who also directed I Am Love

and A Bigger Splash.'


'The book is actually set on the Italian Riviera but

director Luca Guadagnino decided to set the film

in Lombardy at the 17th-century Villa Albergoni,

a place he actually thought about buying until he

realized it was out of his price range, and the town

of Crema. The rooms look so perfectly lived in that

it amazing to learn that everything was brought in

except the vintage pink sofa in the professor’s library.'



MemberPraetorianFeb-07-2018 6:17 AM

EE BAFTA Film Awards 2018

James Ivory accepts the Adapted Screenplay award for

Call Me By Your Name:


MemberPraetorianFeb-08-2018 2:14 AM

/February 23, 2018/

Timothée Chalamet on Oscar Nomination &

Meeting Celebrities


Jimmy Kimmel Live:

Timothee talks about meeting Oprah backstage,

the two Oscar nominated films he's in - Lady Bird and

Call Me by Your Name, meeting celebrities at the Oscars

luncheon, taking selfies with stars like Kobe Bryant and

Steven Spielberg, and he reveals who he's bringing

with him to the Oscars.


MemberPraetorianFeb-08-2018 2:23 AM

/Published: February 20, 2018/

Why Call Me By Your Name Should Win

the 2018 Best Picture Oscar


'Is Hollywood really changing? Or is just going through

poses, like a self-conscious teenager at an outdoor disco

in 1980s Italy? If Call Me By Your Name wins best picture

at this year’s Academy Awards, we’ll have our answer.'


'Luca Guadagnino’s gorgeous coming-of-age tale oozes

nostalgic melancholy and avoids the cliches in many

films about gay love.'


'Michael Stuhlbarg may have missed out on an Oscar

nomination for the role of Elio’s father, but the speech

he gives on heartbreak will surely save audiences years

of therapy by enacting the ideal parent figure we all wish

we’d had.'


'Call Me By Your Name deserves to win because, as great

cinema should, it beautifully conveys the universality of a

specific human story.'




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Somewhere in Northern Italy - Bergamo, again...


MemberFacehuggerFeb-10-2018 11:33 AM

Isn't this a film about pedophilia?  I'll pass.  With all the #metoo and other stuff going on this seems oddly celebrated LOL.


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MemberFacehuggerFeb-10-2018 1:26 PM

Ages 17 and 24 equals jail time in most of the United States.  Italy has different rules I guess, doesn't mean I agree with them.


MemberFacehuggerFeb-10-2018 1:40 PM

ATI:   There are a lot of folks that were totally in love and felt wonderful about what they were doing that are sitting in jail right now. I am guessing they would disagree with you. 


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AdminPraetorianFeb-11-2018 10:02 AM

Let's keep the comments classy, guys. Thanks. 


MemberFacehuggerFeb-11-2018 4:34 PM

The term Classy, as a rule, is based on preconceived no-go zones for conversation, as to not offend.  That of course was not my intent, but I live in a (supposed) nation of laws, not feelings and emotions.  I was simply providing my unique legal based perspective shared by most that are domestic to my country.  

I just think the writers were blind to the multinational audience when they launched this.  One more year of age on the main character and it's no issue.  Why invoke the drama?  It was probably intentional, drama for drama's sake.  And if the response to that is why should movie makers cater to one country or another, well it is either about making money or making a statement.  And in this case, in the US at this time, it seems like an odd statement to make.  That's all.  YMMV. it is a shame we cannot discuss topics via telepresence, as a lot gets lost in translation.


AdminPraetorianFeb-11-2018 5:42 PM

For me, 'keep it classy' means don't derail a topic.

I haven't seen the movie so I don't have an opinion on it, but it's by James Ivory of Merchant Ivory Productions,

who have been making somewhat controversial movies

about both male and female's first sexual awakening, first love, forbidden love, since the 80's

(A Room with a View, Howard's End,The Remains of the Day),

and it looks to be geared more towards a European audience as the author of the book the movie is based on is Italian.

(Side note, the age of consent is 17 in many states, not all but quite a few.)

*Edit: Broke the text up because the code is broken and chris needs to fix it, otherwise half the text gets cut off, lol!

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