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First love, gay love in 'Call Me By Your Name'

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 02:01

First love, gay love, take center stage in 'Call Me By Your Name'. Rough Cut (No Reporter Narration)

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) "Call Me By Your Name" became a landmark for gay romantic fiction when it was first published in 2007, but the makers of a new movie version say it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good love story. Starring Timothee Chalamet as a 17 year old in 1980s Italy, and Armie Hammer as a visiting American scholar, "Call Me By Your Name" is the sensual story of first love played out during an idyllic and languid summer. Based on the 2007 novel by American writer Andre Aciman, the movie arrives in U.S. theaters on Friday, 11 years after cowboy romance "Brokeback Mountain" won three Oscars and became a cultural phenomenon. Like "Brokeback Mountain," "Call Me By Your Name" portrays its protagonists on their own terms, without judgment or stereotypes. It is also attracting Hollywood awards buzz, and this week it received six nominations for the Independent Spirit awards, including best male lead actor, supporting male lead and best feature. Italian director Luca Guadagnino said it took 10 years to make the movie, partly because of financing and partly because of its slow-burn, low drama story.

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First love, gay love in 'Call Me By Your Name'

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 02:01