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by Mouza • 11.21.2017 • 0 Comments

   

Timothée Chalamet was a student at Columbia University when he first read Call Me By Your Name, the gay love story that’s had critics swooning since its Sundance Film Festival premiere in January. 

After hearing of Luca Guadagnino’s film adaptation, he rented André Aciman’s 2007 novel through a book-sharing program and “didn’t give it back for a year,” Chalamet says. “I got charged $100 for a late fee.” 
“Then you got paid to do the movie and could pay it back!” co-star Armie Hammer chimes in. 

Set in the idyllic Italian countryside in 1983, Call Me (in theaters in New York and Los Angeles Friday) depicts the blossoming romance between 17-year-old Elio (Chalamet), a precocious yet sensitive musical prodigy, and 24-year-old Oliver (Hammer), who comes to work for Elio’s professor father (Michael Stuhlbarg) for the summer. 

Initially put off by Oliver’s cockiness, Elio admires from afar and pursues a local girl (Esther Garrel). But through leisurely bike rides and poolside chats, the infatuated teen discovers surprising depth to Oliver and eventually acts on his feelings, embarking on a steamy relationship that mostly goes unacknowledged by Elio’s progressive parents. [Source]

by Mouza • 11.21.2017 • 0 Comments

 

“You’ll be meeting in the man cave,” the publicist said, pushing open the door to the ground floor of a villa set in the lush gardens of the Sunset Marquis.

Previous hotel guests have included members of Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses and Metallica, and while they might never have visited the man cave, it seemed to bear homage to them, or to hair metal, or to hetero teenage boys, or to something. It had a pool table, a guitar, plenty of booze, a framed print of a nude body-painted woman, and another of a skull enveloped in flames. Darkened windows kept out the California sun.

By any measure, it was a curious spot to interview Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, the stars of “Call Me by Your Name,” due Nov. 24, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story about two young men who fall in love during an idyllic sunlit Italian summer decades ago.

Arriving at the cave moments later, Mr. Chalamet and Mr. Hammer took in the décor with a few chortles, and then Mr. Hammer beelined to the guitar and began strumming, as Mr. Chalamet threw himself onto a big L-shaped couch. The pair have fallen into an easy camaraderie that extends most places they go. For a good chunk of the film’s shoot last year in northern Italy, and in the days leading up to it, they were often the only ones who spoke English, which helped them forge a connection that crackles through their scenes. They have also been promoting the film together, on and off, since its triumphant premiere earlier this year at Sundance, where it sent festivalgoers into a swoon. [Source]

by Mouza • 11.18.2017 • 0 Comments

Armie, joined by Timothy, Luca & Michael Stuhlbarg did a TimesTalk yesterday that was live streaming on the web where they talked about the movie’s upcoming release. Check out the photos and videos from the event.

    
 

2017 > 17 November – TimesTalks with the cast of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ 
2017 > Set 040

by Mouza • 11.18.2017 • 0 Comments

   

Armie Hammer is six-foot-five, a general advantage in life but one that doesn’t serve him well on the dance floor. “When I dance,” he told me recently over lunch in West Hollywood, “I think, You’re really shit at this, and everyone around you knows it because you’re the tallest guy on the dance floor and you stick out like a sore thumb.”

You can imagine Hammer’s embarrassment, then, when he had to shoot a dance scene for his new movie, the 1980s-set gay romance Call Me by Your Name. It’s a pivotal moment in the film that comes not long after his character, grad student Oliver, has arrived in a small Italian village to assist the professor father of our protagonist, 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet). The secret crush on this interloper that Elio nurses becomes full blown the night he watches Oliver boogie down to “Love My Way,” by the Psychedelic Furs: Oliver’s ecstatic, unabashed, and utterly indifferent to the world around him. “And that’s so not me, in any situation,” said Hammer. “I was like, ‘This is hell. Can we switch this for more nude scenes, please?’ ”

It wasn’t easy, but Hammer finally shed his inhibitions. His moves are just the slightest bit dorky, yet his character’s confidence is irresistible. Just don’t expect Hammer to echo Oliver’s carefree attitude: Ever since a clip of the scene went viral in October, the actor has gone dark on social media. “Anytime I would open up my Twitter, it was just a ton of that,” Hammer said with a laugh, referring to the clip, “and I was like, ‘Nope, I can’t have my nose rubbed in this anymore. I’m out!’ ” [Source] + [Additional Information]

by Mouza • 08.07.2017 • 0 Comments

  

Call Me by Your Name, which opens in theaters in November, is a film about first love: specifically, an affair between a 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old doctoral student working for the boy’s father, a professor of Greco-Roman culture.

Based on the novel by André Aciman, the film, which was directed by Luca Guadagnino, is set in the 1980s, in a villa in a bucolic small town in Italy, but its sense of youthful desire is timeless and universal. “You don’t really see a lot of tender love stories between men,” Armie Hammer, who plays Oliver, the older of the two, told me. “There’s always one person who says, ‘Oh, we can’t do this’ or ‘My family wouldn’t approve.’ You don’t get that in this movie. Instead, you have two men who are trying to figure out the feelings they have for each other.” [more at source]

by Mouza • 06.16.2017 • 0 Comments