What, you thought I would let Valentine's Day go by without a post explicitly (instead of covertly) about my favorite movie romance in a very very very long time? Haha fooled you. So yesterday marked the one month mark until Call Me By Your Name hits blu-ray on March 13th, aka the day I will never leave my house again. Of course that's forever compared to when it hits iTunes - in 12 days!!!
Anyway I mentioned doing this recently, so here goes: I've written so so very much about this movie at this point that it's become nearly impossible to wade through it all to find the more important links. The last thing I wrote I couldn't even find a specific thing I'd written that I wanted to link to! that's no good. No good at all. So here, I give you a round-up of the things that matter. What things that matter? You know what things...
THE CMBYN PIECES THAT MATTER
And I'll Call You By Mine -- I got back to my desk after seeing Call Me By Your Name and this tremendously personal essay just poured out of me; needless to say I hadn't been affected by a movie like that in a long time.
Good Morning, Call Me By Your Name -- The morning after seeing the film a first time I listed off some specifics about the film that I didn't touch on in my first review, which wasn't all that specific about the movie itself
Give Me Your Clothes & I'll Give You Mine -- On the recurring theme of clothes swapping in gay romances!
Call Them With Kindness -- This is the very long piece that I wrote at The Film Experience that talks about why I think the "pan out the window" that annoys so many people was a lovely choice that Luca Guadagnino made, along with many many many other thoughts
"I found the film sexy as hell, erotic in languorous, voyeuristic ways that movies don’t really approach anymore. Its sense of tactility, for sweat and fabric and skin, and its often-prurient stares – up the legs of swimming trunks, for example - are a welcome shock to the system that makes the forbidden seem commonplace, easy..."
On Oliver & Elio & Bottoms & Tops (Oh My) -- Uhh like the title says this one dives into gay men's sexual roles, or lack thereof, and how they can define us
The Moment I Fell For Timothee Chalamet -- On a very specific shot in the film where I realized this actor, he's got it
The Last Time That You Touched Me -- On the dream sequence towards the end of the film, and who's dreaming
Take Me Back To Somewhere In Northern Italy -- A rumination on Elio's mother Annella and Amira Casar's sly and surprising performance
Call Me By Your What Now? -- Wherein I tried to get to the heart of the idea behind the film's title, which seems to confound folks
Oliver & Marzia Coming & Going - On a recurring visual gag in the film where Esther Garrel & Armie Hammer cross paths, swapping out, and the roles of women in the film
Elio's Technicolor Dream Shirts -- Where I talk about Elio finding his flamboyance through shirt patterns and Oliver's avoidance of the only (other) gay couple we see in the film
Those are the major pieces (so far obviously!) but there is lots and lots and lots more, all of which you can of course find in the CMBYN Archives - stuff I skipped like photo-shoots of the actors, interviews and quotes from them about the film, and on and on, are at that link. That said there are a few smaller pieces I would like to separate from the crowd, but I'll take them after the jump...
Call Me By Your Hammer - On May 23rd, 2016, I found out that Call Me By Your Name was a thing, and posted about it before anybody else did. I gathered up pictures from the set that crew members had shared on Instagram.
Call Me Finished -- The final picture from the set of filming
There's Your Oliver & Elio, Folks -- Seeing Armie & Timothee on the streets of NYC, seeing them together side by side for the very first time
Elio & Ollie -- The first picture of Timothee & Armie released!
Little Mister Sunshine -- Finding out that Sufjan was doing music for the movie
Everybody's Calling My Name -- The first reactions from Sundance!
The Call Me By Your Name Trailer Is Here -- Like the title says - this was my first look at the feel of the film, with the Sufjan song included, and I was immediately infatuated
Call Me By Your Name... Again! -- I saw the whole gang at NYFF do a Q&A and this is a round-up of my pictures and some video
Today's Fanboy Delusion -- Timothee & Armie having fun at the NYFF urinals
Today's Fanboy Delusion -- We were very excited when the clip of Armie dancing first got released
Pic of the Day -- I stalked Timothee on the set of Woody Allen's movie and got the world's blurriest picture of him walking away
It's Ya Boy, Lil Timmy Tim -- Oh my god look at Timmy's "Statistics" video
Quote of the Day -- Spinning off of something that the book's author Andre Aciman says I talked a little bit about why the credits running over the final shot of the movie matter
My Time With Timmy -- A surprise picture of me standing behind Timothee Chalamet like a weirdo, plus coverage of a Q&A I attended with him
Team Experience Awards - Over at The Film Experience our annual awards gave good love to CMBYN
On Oscar Joy - The Film Experience team sounded off on nominations that happened at the Oscars that made us happy (I talked about Timmy & Sufjan)
On Oscar Snubs - The Film Experience team sounded off on Oscar nominations that should have happened, especially Michael Stuhlbarg & Luca Guadagnino
Beauty vs Beast -- Wherein we used our weekly series at The Film Experience to put Timothee's performance up against his main oscar rival Gary Oldman for you to vote
41 Days -- Finding out the blu-ray's release date, and getting a lovely new image from the film from a scene that didn't make the final product (and there are more here)
My First Dorians -- CMBYN swept the Dorian Awards for GALECA, the The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics which I just became a member of this year