Tuesday, January 24, 2017

For Name's Sake

Thanks to everybody who's forwarded me news from Sundance on Call Me By Your Name, the... do I really have to keep describing the movie as "Luca Guadagnino's adaptation of Andre Acimen's book telling a gay coming of age story starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet" at this point? We all know by now, right? I have to double and triple check Guadagnino and Chalamet's names every time I type all of that out, it's exhausting. Anyway... like I was saying, thanks! 

A couple of you had questions yesterday when we posted about the film's extremely positive word-of-mouth out of Sundance -- namely regarding a release date, and nudity. (Sidenote: You are my kinda people.) And I have noncommittal answers! As for the first I have heard a couple of different things regarding dates - the soonest I have heard is the end of summer, and the latest I have heard is December. Let's hope summer stands because this is totally a Summer Movie. 

Regarding nudity, well I have heard a little bit about this but I kind of hate having a surgeon's precise knowledge about who shows what beforehand - and anyway a movie can be seriously sexy without showing all the bits and pieces, if you ask me. Don't come at me for being prudish either - I mean, really, don't you know where you are? - but it always seems like some people won't go see a movie if there aren't dicks falling from the sky, and I've never gotten that mind-set. Anyway from what I have heard the movie plays the organs coyly but there's plenty of sweaty flesh. I'm not worried, personally. 

"The next thing we know, 
we’re lying in the grass and making out."

-- Armie on first rehearsal with Timothee. (via)

And down below Luca talks about "The Peach Scene," as it's known to readers and as it will go down in history among anyone who watches the movie. Again I implore all of you to read the book though, before learning too much about the story and the movie. And sorry I can't seem to make the video-player bigger.


Dame James said...

This movie is going to kill me, no ifs, ands, or buts.

Anonymous said...

So, now we know! No dicks, butts only!

Anonymous said...

So you recommend we read the book before and not after ?

Anonymous said...

If I have to do one thing before I die, it's watch this damn movie. And to Anon above, ABSOLUTELY READ THE BOOK FIRST.

Jason Adams said...

Yes, read the book first. I think (or hope anyway) that the movie will offer up enough visually to be its own thing, and knowing the plot won't spoil that.

Spencer said...

I personally thought the book was too pretentious but that might be because I'm a millennial airhead so I found it hard to relate to Elio's mindset. And unfortunately I think the release date will probably be December, I doubt Sony Pictures Classic will pass up the opportunity of getting some Oscar buzz, especially after how well Whiplash did.

Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled to see how well received the movie is so far. Although there was no doubt in my mind from the start that it would be nothing other than incredible.

Anonymous said...

It's starting to get some real oscar buzz and as much as i'm happy about that i want it to stay small and i want to protect it from the scary world because it's too precious to me