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Movie: Call Me by Your Name —Desire Under the Lombard Sun

Movie: Call Me by Your Name —Desire Under the Lombard Sun

Luca Guadagnino Seduces with Alluring Imagery by John Sklute The night that 17-year-old Elio and Oliver, his father’s 20-something visiting graduate assistant, consummate their love, Oliver tells Elio to call him by his name, and he will do the same, that is, give over your identity to me and take mine within you.  Luca Guadagnino’s haunting, earnest film Call Me by Your Name (based on the novel by André Aciman with a screenplay by veteran James Ivory) creates a beautiful world of intimacy…

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John Sklute

John Sklute

John Sklute is a retired professor of English and Comparative Literature.  A long time resident of San Francisco, he was raised in Brooklyn and received his graduate degrees from Indiana University.  Since retiring, he has been living in Berlin, Germany where he writes stories and novels, tends the plants on his balcony, gorges on the city’s rich cultural life, and enjoys getting lost in foreign cities and towns.  He has marvelous children, wonderful grandchildren, and a diverse group of phenomenal…

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