Rated R, which is more for comments in the 2nd of the podcast than in the 1st half.
We are thrilled to report that Call Me By Your Name remains a deeply moving film. It might have been even more effective this time than it was back in 2017. Armie Hammer’s real-life controversies have caused many people to sour hard on him and his career is probably in jeopardy, but truth is truth: the dreamboat has more chemistry with Timothee Chalamet in this than you’ll see in an episode of Breaking Bad. As great as those 2 stars are though, their age difference (both the characters and the actual people) was enough for us to question casting Hammer at all. That troubling aspect got discussed for a long time in this 431st Ellises’ Analysis, which should tell you how lovely Luca Guadagnino’s movie since we still like it so much anyway. So grab a peach and listen to the advice of your caring parents, then feel your feelings as we wax on about Call Me By Your Name.
Well, Actually: The proper phrasing of Mandrake’s line in Dr. Strangelove is “…the court of inquiry on this? will give you such a pranging…”. Also, despite making so many films with British characters, James Ivory was born and seems to have been raised in California. Also also, Hammer not only wasn’t 31 during shooting, but he wasn’t even quite 30 yet.
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Ryan also drops thoughts about sports pictures on Scoring At The Movies
Academy Award winners & nominees
James Ivory’s Oscar acceptance speech
Links to: Rocky and A Bigger Splash and The Social Network and Nomadland
Previously on The Ellises’ Analysis: Lost Highway
March 8th on The Ellises’ Analysis: Grand Hotel