Call Me by your Name

Call Me by your Name

DVD - 2018
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"In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant"--www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 132 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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SPL_Liz May 29, 2018

A beautiful love story which is deeply moving and sentimental. It made fresh the feelings of first love.


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Byond
Jun 19, 2018

Two hours and twelve minutes allows for a lot of detail, which is where the devil is, so its said. According to Freud, as far as I understand, it is not about love, it is about pleasure as people perceive it to be. Those going the love route might find the Prophet's thoughts born out here.

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

On Love

Then said Almitra,
“Speak to us of Love.”
And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a
stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said:
When love beckons to you follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste
the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for
your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches
that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to
the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred
bread for God’s sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets
of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.
But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out
of love’s threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your
laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but
rather, I am in the heart of God.”
And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy,
directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day
of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a
song of praise upon your lips.

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andreajesse
Jun 17, 2018

There have not been a lot of good coming of age gay films and unfortunately this is not one either. It's too bad because there are some excellent elements. Timothée Chalamet hits all the right notes as the young man, Elio, struggling with his sexual desires. Armie Hammer, on the other hand, is fairly wooden (no pun intended). His character, Oliver, is first aloof and later fairly predacious. The setting of rural northern Italy is beautiful, but boring. The film seems to go on forever with young Elio falling harder and harder for the good-looking, but lackluster Oliver.

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AAAAArizona
Jun 09, 2018

Nice Italian scenery. Boring plot. Slow. Read a short review & you will not need to watch the movie.

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atfrancis
Jun 09, 2018

Exquisite. Poetry of the highest form brought to life. There is a skillful juxtaposition between the leading actors which works beautifully. A true classic of our time.

VaughanPLDonnalee Jun 09, 2018

The Italian setting is very beautiful. The performances were authentic and heartfelt. It was a lovely film to watch. I also, however, found it very slow-paced and not a whole lot really happens. I also found the age different between the two main characters made it a little creepy.

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breemu
Jun 01, 2018

All the shiny veneer of a great relationship movie in a truly beautiful and serene setting that never quite stills the nagging and uncomfortable feeling of being lured into seeing a window dressed - and even lauded - predation as something other than what it is.

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thornhill_boy
May 31, 2018

The acting is superb, which is the only saving grace. The movie and the plot are highly over-rated, contrived and targeted at specific type of soft audience who seem to be in vogue these days. Wish I had given it a pass, seriously.

VaughanPLAlyssia May 31, 2018

This movie is impossibly beautiful, and I mean that in all ways: visually, emotionally, intellectually, etc. Timothée Chalamet gives an astounding, emotionally mature performance. It is a travesty that he didn’t win the Oscar. Am I in love with him? Maybe. Will this review just be me yelling about how talented he is? It’s tempting. The movie itself is, in typical Guadagnino fashion, looooong and slow. It luxuriates in its surroundings. There’s not much plot, so some might find it a bit tedious. The third act is a masterpiece, though, so stick with it. The dad’s speech and the shot of Elio at the fireplace are worth the 2+ hours alone. I also applaud the film’s sensuality, which is present in everything from the love scenes to the food to the quality of light. It’s a gorgeous, gorgeous movie. And is it weird that I want Elio’s wardrobe?

My only issue with this movie is Armie Hammer, who is just too old for his role and who Timothée acts circles around. He looks easily mid-30s, which makes his romance with the adolescent Elio a little uncomfortable. Because he is so much older, I don’t really see their relationship as some profound, “true love” type of romance, which may have been the intention. I read it more as a teenage boy’s first experience with overwhelming desire and first love; it was never meant to last, but it’s something that will stay with him. The actors do have great chemistry, though. The film also contains two new Sufjan Stevens songs, both used perfectly. Visions of Gideon will break your heart.

SPL_Liz May 29, 2018

A beautiful love story which is deeply moving and sentimental. It made fresh the feelings of first love.

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webs33
May 28, 2018

The last minute was the best, that meant it was finally over. Very over rated, not a Best picture category at all. If this would have been between a man and 17 year old girl, the comments would've been very different. Way too slow. Sorry it took up space in my cue.

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atfrancis
Jun 09, 2018

"We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured faster that we go bankrupt by the age of 30 and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to make yourself feel nothing so as not to feel anything - what a waste." - Mr. Perlman

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atfrancis
Jun 09, 2018

"When you least expect it, nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot." - Mr. Perlman

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chicat
May 12, 2018

'We wasted so many days'- Elio Perlman

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 27, 2018

"Then let me say one more thing. It'll clear the air. I may have come close, but I never had what you two have. Something always held me back or stood in the way. How you live your life is your business, just remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now, there's sorrow, pain. Don't kill it and with it the joy you've felt. " - Mr. Perlman

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Apr 27, 2018

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Apr 26, 2018

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