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10 Great Movies To Watch If You Liked “Call Me By Your Name”

By Dilair Singh

Call Me By Your Name has received a lot of recognition for being a groundbreaking work. One of the better aspects of the film is, aside from the fact that it stands on its own as a great work, it seems to be inspired by other successful films. It also shares similarities with a handful of coming of age movies.

While the easier route to take would be suggesting films like Carol, or Blue is the Warmest Color, you’ll find that this list focuses more on the coming of age aspect of Call Me By Your Name.

1. A Summer’s Tale (1996)

Eric Rohmer’s work is arguably the most impactful on Call Me By Your Name; it’s the comparison that gets thrown around the most in reviews for Luca Guadagnino’s film. However, the comparison exists for good reason; Rohmer didn’t just influence Guadagnino. His work is seminal, influencing generations of filmmakers with his attention to dialogue and what his characters sometimes don’t say.

A Summer’s Tale is one of the most comparable films to Call Me By Your Name; the frustration of the main character as well as the obvious summer setting make this a compelling watch.

What Rohmer is great at here is creating a character who is unsure of himself, contrasted with what is supposed to be a great period in his life. It makes for interesting, and often poignant results. This particular Rohmer film also still feels very fresh: it was released in 1996, but only made it to North America in 2014.

2. La Collectionneuse (1967)

La Collectionneuse (1967)

You can throw a dart at Eric Rohmer’s filmography and find something that, in some way or another, may have influenced Guadagnino’s film. However, La Collectionneuse is one of his films that comes → continue…

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Canon Announces the EOS Rebel 4000D, The Cheapest DSLR Ever? Will Come to North America as the EOS Rebel T100

By Canon Rumors London, UK, 26th February 2018 – Canon Europe today unveils the launch of the EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D, Canon’s latest entry-level DSLR cameras. With a wide range of practical and easy to use features, these new cameras cater to the storytelling needs of individuals taking their first steps into interchangeable lens photography and those wanting … → continue…

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10 Great Movies That Are 3 Hours Or Longer

By Dilair Singh

The “television versus film” argument has been around forever, and is quite frankly a little boring at this point. There are positives to both art forms and both don’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

A recurring comparison in the discussion is the idea that television is more akin to great literature, whereas a mediocre film could potentially be seen as an abridged version of the same story.

Here are a few movie titles that serve as an argument for why the lengthy film is still important; they’re clear examples of what film is capable of. Some of the choices might be a little obvious, but they’re still great films worth mentioning. And in certain cases, the line between television vs. film isn’t as clear as you’d think.

1. Dekalog (1988)

This is an interesting case where a work has a muddled reputation; it was originally intended for Polish television, but later found a life on DVD, and blu-ray. Although two of the episodes were made into film versions with longer running times (A Short Film About Love and A Short Film About Killing were adapted from episodes 5 and 6), Dekalog was never screened in North America or available for purchase until 2000.

It is difficult to define Krzysztof Kieślowski’s work as merely one or the other. Regardless of how you view Dekalog: it’s a great example of taking the best aspects of both artforms to produce something truly groundbreaking. The extended format of television is used, combined with conventions typically seen more of in film. It is very telling that Stanley Kubrick, obviously considered one of the most “cinematic” filmmakers, was a fan of Kieslowski’s Dekalog.

2. Casino (1995)

Casino clocks in 2 minutes shorter than 3 hours, but it still deserves your → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema