You have probably heard of Call Me By Your Name. And you might even have seen it. And for all the good reasons, the movie that has been nominated and rewarded at the Oscars is troubling, notably for its soundtrack. An article guaranteed no-spoilers.
|Title|| Call Me By Your Name
|Composers||Gerry Gershman et Robin Urdang|
|Actors|| Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar
|Diffusion|| Sony Pictures Classic
|Nationality|| Italy, United-States, Brazil, France
|Format|| 132 min
|Duration (17 tracks)||77:17 min|
Call My By Your Name, and I’ll call you by mine
Here in France, the movie has met nice success, with more than 100,000 entries in its first week. And critics have been praising it, in France and abroad. It must be said that the story in Call Me By Your Name, that we will shorten in CMBYN, is as original as it is universal, and even timeless. Love, obsession, sexualities and self discovery, CMBYN is an introspective, and an invitation to discover characters that are devoured by passion and rage.
A classic, almost experimental soundtrack
The Call Me By Your Name soundtrack won’t leave anyone untouched. Part of it has been composed by Sufjan Stevens, with melodies that transport us, and make us rightly go through the events and emotion that the characters endure. In order to better understand what I am trying to explain, please have a look at the teaser, if you haven’t seen the movie. Rich with a rare sensitiveness, the composing tracks are very various.
A handful of good oldies
Even though he is passionate about classical music, Elio is a teenager of his time. And pop music continues to evolve, tainted by disco, influenced by new artists that experiment with their sounds, providing tracks that are equally iconic and outdated. The soundtrack has its share, and makes us dive into a definitely retro universe, where things looked simpler. The illusion of a different time, may I say.
From that moment on, what could be more representative of a bar where old men play cards than Loredana Bertè sings J’adore Venise from the top of her lungs? Then, emotional flashbacks on the same track. But what could be more cheesy for a slow than speakers burping the iconic Lady Lady Lady from Giorgio Moroder and Joe Esposito? What could be more cliché than some erotic images on Words by F.R. David ?
Note : 5/5
A soundtrack made to be listened to for any mood, any time.