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Call Me by Your Name: Perspectives on the Film

Call Me by Your Name: Perspectives on the Film
Call Me by Your Name: Perspectives on the Film
Adapted by James Ivory from André Aciman’s novel and directed by Luca Guadagnino, the film Call Me by Your Name has been passionately received among audiences and critics ever since its 2017 release.

A love story between seventeen-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and graduate student Oliver (Armie Hammer) and set in 1983 ‘Somewhere in northern Italy’, Call Me by Your Name presents a gay relationship in a romantic idyll seemingly untroubled by outside pressures, prejudices or tragedy. While this means it offers audiences welcome opportunities to swoon in front of an LGBTQ+ romance that equals classic heterosexual romances onscreen, its relevance or political significance today may not be immediately apparent. And yet the film is abundantly infused with narrative, thematic and stylistic elements that can be interpreted as speaking powerfully to contemporary audiences on questions of sexual identity.

This edited collection addresses how the film helps inform our understanding of contemporary sexual identity and romance. How does this love story explore wider tensions that exist between the specific and the general, between the open and the hidden, and between the past and the present? The contributors to the collection explore these questions in stimulating and contemplative manners.
Intellect Publishers
Williams, Michael
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Lamberti, Edward
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Williams, Michael
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Lamberti, Edward
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Williams, Michael and Lamberti, Edward (eds.) (2024) Call Me by Your Name: Perspectives on the Film , Intellect Publishers, 350pp.

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Adapted by James Ivory from André Aciman’s novel and directed by Luca Guadagnino, the film Call Me by Your Name has been passionately received among audiences and critics ever since its 2017 release.

A love story between seventeen-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and graduate student Oliver (Armie Hammer) and set in 1983 ‘Somewhere in northern Italy’, Call Me by Your Name presents a gay relationship in a romantic idyll seemingly untroubled by outside pressures, prejudices or tragedy. While this means it offers audiences welcome opportunities to swoon in front of an LGBTQ+ romance that equals classic heterosexual romances onscreen, its relevance or political significance today may not be immediately apparent. And yet the film is abundantly infused with narrative, thematic and stylistic elements that can be interpreted as speaking powerfully to contemporary audiences on questions of sexual identity.

This edited collection addresses how the film helps inform our understanding of contemporary sexual identity and romance. How does this love story explore wider tensions that exist between the specific and the general, between the open and the hidden, and between the past and the present? The contributors to the collection explore these questions in stimulating and contemplative manners.

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In preparation date: 7 February 2022
Submitted date: 25 May 2022
Accepted/In Press date: 15 May 2023
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 July 2024
Published date: 15 July 2024

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Local EPrints ID: 454991
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/454991
PURE UUID: be0facfe-c13b-47e3-9698-68f22efc8865
ORCID for Michael Williams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5386-5567

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Date deposited: 03 Mar 2022 17:36
Last modified: 21 Feb 2024 02:39

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Editor: Edward Lamberti

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