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“I knew the emotional journey they were going through.
Butterflies in the stomach is the most beautiful feeling you can feel, no?
“It was important to me to make this happen for James. He was used to tight shoots and compressed schedules, and that would be attractive to financiers.
It soon became undeniable: if this movie was going to go ahead, Luca Guadagnino would have to step up. We did it because we wanted to do it.” So what was it about this story that inspired such fevered devotion, and yet such hesitation to take the reins?
Ivory finally suggested Guadagnino join him as a co-director.
“But nobody believed in this concept,” Guadagnino sighs. But nobody believed two filmmakers could make a movie together—unless they were brothers, or a pair to begin with.” Guadagnino could be fast and nimble in a way Ivory wasn’t practiced in.
It was Spears who suggested perhaps his friend James Ivory should direct, with a script that Ivory and Guadagnino could work on together.
Elio is the 17-year-old boy whose narration guides us in Aciman’s novel, as he meets Oliver, a 24-year-old graduate student come to stay for the summer at Elio’s father’s Italian villa.
For those who fall for it, Call Me by Your Name makes them fall hard.
So much so that when their friends share those feelings, their reactions make it feel like the novel is somehow being adulterous.
Also Pialat’s À Nos Amours, and Téchiné’s Wild Reeds.
“There was something about the countryside in all these films,” he enthuses.
So I give a great level of importance to the concept of falling in love.” Instead, perhaps, it was resignation that made him take the helm.