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Call me by your name, a film review

Spoiler-free, of course.

top 5 scenes I absolutely loved:

#1 the war memorial scene 
simply can’t get over how well-directed and gorgeous this scene is. Literally perfect.

#2 the first kiss
Monet’s berm. Both Armie & Timothée are AT THE TOP of their acting game in this scene.
Also, the way it’s shot.
Also, the way it’s written / adapted from the book.

#3 goodbye scene
Oscar-nominated Timothée Chalamet, there is just no need to say more.

#4 Elio’s dad monologue, aka Michael Stuhlbarg breaks everyone’s heart
GOD I JUST CANNOT GET OVER THIS SCENE. My heart broke into pieces right there and then. 

#5 end credits
My heart broke into even smaller pieces, if that’s even possible.  

Bonus thing I really loved
Sufjan Stevens’ songs are gorgeous and incredibly well-timed in the film.  

top 5 scenes I didn’t love:

literally none because this film is PERFECT. 

I saw planetarium tonight with @damnthesevampires and just ahhhhhh it was so amazing. I was against the barrier, right in front of sufjan


He was wearing ridiculously patterned pants that looked like someone turned a bathing suit into pants, an equally ridiculously patterned shirt, glitter all over his body, and basically moon boots. That boy is not straight


The music was all transcendental, and yes he did play somewhere over the rainbow and space oddity as the encore songs. Everyone sang along yo space oddity and it was beautiful


He just seemed so happy and comfortable!! Like he was dancing a lot as he was playing and he told little anecdotes between a lot of the songs such as:

-saying that space is sexy and erotic but like in a wholesome way????

-he quoted Neil degrasse Tyson and he was so happy with the quotes and then he told us a quote of his own about how he feels that humans are obligated to strive to understand ourselves

-he talked about this new age book his parents love about “starpeople” and concluded that he was a starpeople, it was soooo adorable

-he hates the phrase yolo cause he thinks our lives are full of multitudes and he’s been thinking about it all week

-he said that declassifying Pluto as a planet was patriarchal and Pluto and it’s moon are in the ultimate healthy symbiotic relationship, since they exert equal force on each other

-he said Earth is his favorite planet cause we should be exploring ourselves as humans

-somewhere over the rainbow is the ultimate space song


Overall he was just super cute and positive and inspirational, knowing that all the wonderful things he said about us and himself is coming from a place of dealing with a lot of depression


It was just so wonderful, like depression and anxiety who?

  • coworker: hey you seem distracted, is everything okay?
  • me: haha yeah im just tired
  • me, internally: [Part 1: Sufjan] Oh, woman, tell me what you want And I'll calm down without bleeding out With a broken heart that you stabbed for an hour Woman, I was freaking out because I want you to know My beloved, you are the lover of my impossible soul Woman, too, promise me you'll stay and put off all your woes I was wigging out, too much worry I could not get you at all And you said what you want, you would laugh it off But I know you won't go, not for it at last Must you write it off for the impossible soul? And I was in a dream, I was gone away without you, but not too slow Lest I put it off, for I put it right for the impossible soul And all I couldn't sing, I would say it all, my life, to you If I could get you at all Don't be a wreck, trying to be something that I wasn't at all Seems I got it wrong, I was chasing after something that was gone To the black of night, now I know it's not what I wanted at all And you said something like, "All you want is all the world for yourself" But all I want is the perfect love Though I know it's small, I want love for us all And all I couldn't sing, I would say it all, my life, to you If I could get you at all Trying to be something that I wasn't at all [Part 2: Shara Worden & (Sufjan Stevens)] Do you want to be afraid? Do you want to be afraid? For life in the cage where courage's mate runs deep in the wake For the scariest things are not half as enslaved Don't be distracted, don't be distracted Do you want to be alone? Do you want to be alone? For life isn't stained of righteousness pain The seed and the hail, all impossible flights for an interesting light Don't be distracted, don't be distracted Do you want to love me more? Do you want to love me more? For love is the breath If water and wave Is cursed by the same thing that nurtured its shame Is it worth all the work? Don't be distracted, don't be distracted Have you failed to feel delight? (No, I don't want to feel pain) Have you failed to feel delight? (No, I don't want to feel pain) Instead of the life, lived tired and lost, have you left it at last Where it floundered its death with the language of ghosts Don't be distracted, don't be distracted Do you want to be afraid? (No, I don't want to feel pain) Do you want to be afraid? (No, I don't want to feel pain) For life in the cage (for life in the cage) Where courage's mate (where courage's mate) Runs deep in the wake (runs deep in the wake) For the scariest things (for the scariest things) Are not half as enslaved (are not half as enslaved) Don't be distracted, don't be distracted Now Don't be distracted, don't be distracted Now (No, don't be distracted) (x13) [Instrumental break] [Part 3: Sufjan] Stupid man in the window, I couldn't be at rest All my delight, all that mattered, I couldn't be at rest From what I liked, from what I gathered, I couldn't be at rest Stupid man in the window, I couldn't be at rest And don't be shy in the window Come down and give your best Oh, delight in the window I couldn't be at rest Stupid man in the window, I couldn't be at rest From what I liked, from what I gathered, I couldn't give my best Oh, I know it wasn't safe, it wasn't safe to breathe at all Oh, I know it wasn't safe, it wasn't safe to breathe at all Oh, I know it wasn't safe, it wasn't safe to breathe at all Oh, I know it wasn't safe, it wasn't safe to speak at all Hold on, Suf Hold on, Suf Hold on, Sufjan Hold on, Suf Hold on, Suf Hold on, Sufjan Hold on, Suf Hold on, Suf Hold on, Sufjan 1, 2, 3, 4! [Part 4: Sufjan] It's a long life, better pinch yourself Put your face together, better get it right It's a long life, better hit yourself Put your face together, better stand up straight It's a long life, only one last chance Couldn't get much better, do you wanna dance? It's a long life, better pinch yourself Get your face together, better stand up straight Boy, we can do much more together (Better get it right, get it right, get it right, get it right) Boy, we can do much more together (Better give love, give love, give love, give love) Boy, we can do much more together (better get it right, get it right, get it right, get it right) Boy, we can do much more together; It's not so impossible It's not so impossible It's not so impossible It's a long life, better pinch yourself Get your face together, better roll along It's a long life, better pinch yourself Put your face together, better stand up straight It's a long life only one last chance Couldn't get much better, do you wanna dance? It's a good life, better pinch yourself Is it impossible? Is it impossible? Boy, we can do much more together (Better get it right, get it right, get it right, get it right) Boy, we can do much more together (Better get a life, get a life, get a life, get a life) Boy, we can do much more together (Better get it right, get it right, get it right, get it right) Boy we can do much more together, it's not so impossible It's not so impossible It's a long life, better pinch yourself Put your face together, better get it right It's a long life, better hit yourself Put your face together, better stand up straight In the wrong life, everything is chance Does it register? Do you wanna dance? In the right life, it's a miracle Possibility, do you wanna dance? Boy, we can do much more together (Better get it right, get it right, get it right, get it right) Boy, we can do much more together (Better get a life, get a life, get a life, get a life) Boy, we can do much more together (Better get it right, get it right, get it right, get it right) Boy, we can do much more together It's not so impossible It's not so impossible It's not so impossible It's not so impossible (Hold on, Suf Hold on, Suf Hold on, Sufjan) Do you want to dance? Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) (Boy, we can do much more together It's not so impossible) (Boy, we can do much more together) [Short instrumental] Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy, we can do much more together (It's not so impossible) Boy [Part 5: Sufjan (Acoustic)] I never meant to cause you pain My burden is the weight of a feather I never meant to lead you on I only meant to please me, however And then you tell me, boy, we can do much more Boy, we can do much more Boy, we can do much more together Boy, we can do much more together I'm nothing but a selfish man I'm nothing but a privileged peddler And did you think I'd stay the night? And did you think I'd love you forever? And then you tell me, boy, we can do much more Boy, we can do much more Boy, we can do much more together Boy, we can do much more together I got to tell you, girl, I want nothing less Girl, I want nothing less Girl, I want nothing less than pleasure Girl, I want nothing less than pleasure I got to tell you, boy, we made such a mess Boy, we made such a mess Boy, we made such a mess together Boy, we made such a mess together Boy, we made such a mess together Boy, we made such a mess together Boy, we made such a mess together Boy, we made such a mess together