Thursday, January 25, 2018

Quote of the Day

Okay I tried just updating the previous post (see below) with a different quote from Luca Guadagnino, where he talked about the Call Me By Your Name sequel a little bit, but now he's gone on the record with even more! And rather than keep updating that post let's just give this it's own post. So Luca has told us Elio's story will be continuing next at the end of the 1980s - naturally that means AIDS can't be avoided at that point. So The Hollywood Reporter asked him about that and he shared this brand new information (thanks Mac):

"I think it's going to be a very relevant part of the story,.... I think Elio [Timothee Chalamet] will be a cinephile, and I'd like him to be in a movie theater watching Paul Vecchiali's Once More," a 1988 film about a man who falls in love with a man after he leaves his wife, which was the first French movie to deal with AIDS. That could be the first scene [in the sequel].
The novel has 40 pages at the end that goes through the next 20 years of the lives of Elio and Oliver, so there is some sort of indication through the intention of author Andre Aciman that the story can continue. In my opinion, Call Me can be the first chapter of the chronicles of the life of these people that we met in this movie, and if the first one is a story of coming of age and becoming a young man, maybe the next chapter will be, what is the position of the young man in the world, what does he want — and what is left a few years later of such an emotional punch that made him who he is?"

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