Call Me By Your Name (2017) | Luca Guadagnino | (8.9/10) ________________________________________________________ One of 2017s absolute best films, starring the rising Timothée Chalamet as seventeen year old Elio Perlman. The adolescent becomes a witness the beauty and pain of self-discovery through a homosexual relationship with his father's twenty-four year old doctoral student. Easily the finest adapted screenplay in recent years earned the film a truly well-deserved oscar. An incredible soundtrack runs parallel to the excellent cinematography, all while the editing posses’ an underrated charm and utter brilliance. Pacing remains intentionally sporadic throughout the prime duration of the film, making for a slow development of events while genius scenes slowly seduce the audience. Colour and composition of said scenes provide a hint of fantasy to an otherwise realistic atmosphere. Casing is pitch-perfect, supporting actor Armie Hammer projects a perfect balance of character mannerisms and tendencies, all while Chalamet delivers an emotionally raw performance. Michael Stuhlbarg and Timothée Chalamet share an extraordinary scene near the end of the film that serves as a fantastic example of just how important synchronized writing and acting are in cinema. Call Me By Your Name is a masterfully adapted gem that should and will shape the way we make and watch movies. _______________________________________________________ | #callmebyyourname#adaptedscreenplay#timotheechalamet#armiehammer#lucaguadagnino#novel#oscar#oscars#2017film#film#filmreview#movie#movieadaptation#moviereview#cinema#writing#acting#directing#screenwrite |
#fredricmarch and #kimnovak in MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (1959), 1 of 10 films featured in my chapter about great 1930s actors (like March) continuing to do extraordinary work in a 1950s dominated by #marlonbrando, all in my new book TEN MOVIES AT A TIME.
If yesterday was World Book Day, can today be World Book-Turned-Movie Day? Nearly all our features are original screenplays except for “The Grief Of Others.” Writer/Director Patrick Wang adapted the script from the same-titled novel by Leah Hager Cohen. The film was released in 2015 with moderate success in America but huge success internationally! It was also the first Vanishing Angle film to play @festivaldecannes. This year we have two playing, @wethecoyotes and @thethunderroadfilm. In fact, in the 3rd picture you can see @thethunderroadfilm writer/director/star @jimmycthatsme and producer Matt Miller on the set of “The Grief Of Others.” Both were producers on the film.
The Blumhouse team are certainly doing their best to push beyond the horror genre. After already embracing the superhero fad by producing M Night Shyamalan’s sequel Glass. The world renowned horror studio has now given John Ridley, best known for winning an Oscar for best adapted screenplay for 12 Years A Slave, the task of making his The American Way comics series into a film. He originally created the concept with illustrator George Jeanty for their eponymous 2007 Vertigo graphic novel, which dealt with a team of 1960s superheroes called The Civil Defense. Given that the team is extremely diverse, this is no doubt another massive step forward and, after the recent Black Panther success, a timely one. What do you think of Blumhouse expanding beyond horror? Thoughts on more superhero films appearing on our screens? Let us know in the comments below. GHF