Wednesday, November 08, 2017

16 Days

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Call Me By Your Name is out in 16 days! I kind of I wish I had thought to do this post yesterday when it was 17 Days so I could've made a crack about Elio being 17 (to poke at all the lame hullabaloo that bored writers are getting up to about the age difference thing lately, I mean) but this will just have to do. 

Anyway I saw the film a 5th time earlier this week (yes, a 5th time, I am amazing)  and it's become terribly difficult for me to not write long posts dissecting specific things at this point - I have so many thoughts about the film... I really want to rhapsodize about the long long shot in the town square where Elio & Oliver finally address things, for instance, and they did just release part of that...
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... but I'm well aware the movie hasn't, you know, opened yet, and so I need to continue biting my tongue. But they have released a few new stills so I'll just share those (with a bonus pics of Timmy looking pretty swank in a Gucci suit) after the jump instead...





10 comments:

Adam said...

This is perhaps my favorite part of the whole movie, but I'm shocked they released it as a clip! I'd have wanted to keep that scene under wraps so people see it in context.

JA said...

I almost didn't post it because it isn't the entire scene, but I figure people can make their own choices. They've probably released too much from the movie at this point, but people seem kind of insatiable (or maybe I just remain so and am projecting, whatever.)

That said I agree about this scene being a favorite -- it's been the moment in the film where I fall completely under its spell every time I've seen it. It's a gorgeous sequence, all in one single shot from them pulling into the square, Armie goes and gets cigarettes, they walk around the monument, they dance away from each other and come back together, the camera looks up at the church steeple, and on and on.

And the dialogue - Elio saying something ("I thought you should know") and Oliver repeating it (You thought I should know" and then Elio switching it ("I wanted you to know") and repeating it himself a couple of times ("I wanted you to know, I wanted you to know")- it's so goddamned hypnotic.

I love love love it so very much.

Adam said...

Yes! Beautifully put! I also just adore how the scene is staged to push them apart and slowly, awkwardly brings them back together. Masterful in every sense.

JA said...

The choreography of the entire scene is just gorgeous -- I reeeeally want to hear Luca talk about filming it; how many takes it took and how he worked on the actors with it, because it had to've been terribly complicated. There's that one point where Elio gets the closest to the camera, right after he's basically laid it out to Oliver, where he moves towards the camera as the camera is moving leftward and he exhales cigarette smoke at the camera, and it's all so fluid, the way the smoke moves with the screen, I just want to cry.

Anonymous said...

I saw God's Own Country this weekend, and that film is staying with me in way that Call Me did not. Don't get me wrong,I loved Call Me and have been hyping it to friends, but God's Own Country sort of caught me off guard. I loved the setting as much as the setting for Call Me and the performances especially Josh O Connor are staggeringly good not to mention the amazing chemistry between the two leads. I have to say I think the acting in Gods Own Country surpasses that of Call Me and is a far more difficult thing to pull off. I also think comparisons to Brokeback Mountain are a bit unfair. There are a few similarities but that's where it ends. Think this could turn out to be the year of the battle of the big gay films, if Country can manage to get in the game with as much hype as Call Me. Either way, what a great year for gay film.

JA said...

I loved GOC too - if you missed my review it's here. It's a wonderful wonderful movie.

I kind of don't get why we have to compare them though. We can have both! Plus BPM and Beach Rats and Princess Cyd and all of the other phenomenal queer movies of 2017 :)

par3182 said...

you're just rubbing it in; it isn't released down here until december 26th

Unfamousl said...

Mr. Adams, if this movie is released and doesn't make money because most of the gays in Los Angeles and New York already saw it at press screenings or industry screenings, thus hurting its Academy Awards chances, I'm holding you partially responsible.

Unfamousl said...

Also, I love that in Elle Decor one of the set design photographs is of Elio and Oliver's post-coital bed, with guest appearance by Billowy.

Anonymous said...

You realize at this point you have hyped this movie so goddamn much it probably isn't going to be able to live up to our heightened expectations and will be a massive disappointment? Seriously, give it a rest.

Also, ridiculous that I have do one of those fucking Captcha things that never work just to post a comment.