COTE DE TEXAS: BEFORE & AFTER: THE MOVIE HOUSE IN “CALL ME BY YOUR NAME”

BEFORE & AFTER: THE MOVIE HOUSE IN “CALL ME BY YOUR NAME”


Have you seen the Oscar nominated movie that should win the title of “Worst Release Date of Any Hollywood Movie – EVER?”

As you know, this fall, Hollywood was rocked by a sex abuse scandal that exposed directors and movie honchos like Harvey Weinstein, and actors like Kevin Spacey, who was accused of pedophile behavior, preying on and abusing young boys.  The charges of pedophile abuse  in Hollywood involved both heterosexuals and homosexuals.   The Hollywood sexual abuse scandal then moved from movies to television to politics to sports to business and on.  In the end, no field was left untouched by the scandal.




It was in this highly charged atmosphere that a much anticipated movie was released – “Call Me By Your Name.”  Based on a book written by Andre Aciman – the movie chronicles a 17 year old boy’s first love affair with a 24 year old graduate student.    Perhaps if the 17 year old was 18, there would be no controversy.   But, these disparate ages are integral to the story.  And more, perhaps if the affair was between a 17 year old girl and a 24 year old man – would it still seem so taboo? 

Like I said before – this movie could not have been released at a worse time.



Regardless of the Hollywood scandal, Call Me By Your Name has been nominated for a host of awards all over the world, and with the Oscars upon us, it is up for four, including Best Picture.   Its young star, Timothee Chalamet, is nominated for Best Actor.  I’m surprised Armie Hammer, the other starring actor of Call Me By Your Name,  didn’t get an Oscar nomination – he dominates the movie with his confident, swaggering good looks.

I do firmly believe if it were not for Harvey Weinstein, et al, the movie would have received many more Oscar nominations.    It’s just that good.


It will be interesting to see if Call Me By Your Name does win any Oscars in this currently charged atmosphere, but I doubt it will.  It would be like throwing dynamite or screaming FIRE.

 

Call Me By Your Name is the kind of movie that once you see it – it stays in your mind for hours and even days. It’s impossible to shake.   Set in the early 1980s, it is both sweet and sad, heartbreakingly so.    Everyone can empathize with Elio, the shy, awkward 17 year old who is falling in love for the first time.  As good as the movie is, the book is even better.   A short, quick read – it’s impossible to not sob through its last 20 or so pages.


  

The movie is set in northern Italy,  filmed in the Lombardy district.   It is a quiet European movie, heavy with atmosphere and beautiful cinematography. 

 



The book was written as a lark when the author, Andre Aciman found himself artistically blocked while writing another novel.    Its become a cult hit now that the movie has been released and there is even talk of a sequel to CMBYN.  

NOTE:  As a word of warning, there is just a little nudity, not much, but there are sexual charged scenes.  

Mostly, the movie is more sensual than sexual where every movement and every glance is filled with innuendo.    The Italian landscape, the town square, the food, the lazy afternoons, the hot summer sun, the fruit, the streams – the film is a feast for the senses.

Despite how fabulous the movie is, I wouldn’t be writing about it if there wasn’t a gorgeous house that goes with it.   The director, Luca Guadagnino, is no stranger to beautiful Italian houses.   He is most known for his movie “I Am Love” starring Tilda Swenson and the famous moderne Milan house where it was filmed:


“I Am Love” was filmed in this contemporary house, now a museum in Milan:  The Villa Necchi Campiglio designed by Piero Portaluppi. 

The director Guadagnino has quite the artistic eye.  He says he would be just as happy as an interior designer as a director.  He once joked he would like to design for “rich people who can afford to do things right.”

Luca himself lives in a centuries old palazzo:

 

Luca’s apartment with its recently uncovered fresco ceilings.

  Luca lives outside Milan in an 3400 sq. ft. apartment set inside a 17th century Palazzo which had been empty for 40 years.  During a long restoration he found frescos hidden underneath the paint.


The piazza at director Luca’s palazzo.  I love the moderne furniture mixed with the classic architecture – although some was probably brought in for this photoshoot.  And I love the pop of lavender.


And here on the same piazza – a meeting with the cast of Call Me By Your Name.   Luca’s house is located very close to the Villa Albergoni, the house where the movie was filmed.


 

Luca’s beautiful palazzo.

Luca’s palazzo is a short 15 minutes to Moscazzano, a small town where there sits a country house he has long admired.  He once wanted to buy it – but it was out of his price range.  Still, Luca never forgot that house – the Villa Albergoni – which sits secluded, hidden behind stone walls and greenery.   Moscazzano, in Lombardy near the Alps, sits between the town of Creama and Milan.  It was this house, Villa Albergoni, that became the summer vacation villa where Call Me By Your Name is set.   In the novel, the house sits on the Mediterranean, but in the movie, the villa is landlocked.


At Villa Albergoni – Elio talks with one of his girlfriends

  In Call Me By Your Name, Archeology Professor Perlman, his Italian wife and their prodigal son Elio, come each summer to this villa, joined by a different graduate student of the professor, who interns for six weeks.  This summer of 1983, the intern is the devastatingly handsome Oliver, played to perfection by Armie Hammer.  It doesn’t take long before Elio, played by Timothee Chalamet, a quiet bookworm and musical prodigy, falls hopelessly in love with Oliver, who seems to not even realize Elio is alive.  Or does he? 



Elio with director Luca


Interest in where the movie would be filmed was high – spurred on by Luca’s earlier movie “I Am Love” whose house was architectural important.  Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Vogue and other important design magazines featured the “Call Me By Your Name” villa and it certainly did not disappoint.   The villa, inherited by the Italian Mrs. Perlman, had to be special, but not extravagant.  The Perlmans are academics, not socialites, and the villa needed to possess a faded, aristocratic atmosphere.   Villa Albergoni, the 15th century fortress, was perfect for the role.   Luca says he found the estate disheveled and a bit sad, although beautiful.   It was exactly this faded glamour that matched the Perlmans’ lifestyle.



The Professor, Elio and the intern Oliver

It’s one hot Italian summer – and no one, except the Professor, ever wears a pair of pants, opting instead for either a bathing suit or shorts.

The Set Designer is Violante Visconti di Modrone, an Italian duke’s daughter, and a relative of director Luchino Visconti.   She is not a Set Designer by trade, but has a keen eye for interiors and Luca loves her taste.  Violante actually even played a role in his movie “I Am Love.”  The Production Director was Samuel Dehors.  Together, Luca, Samuel and Violante furnished Villa Albergoni with antiques and decorative elements from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.  Much of the furniture left in the house by the owners was also used in the film.



The entire movie was filmed in the Lombardy district between its small towns.  Tourists and locals swarmed the towns taking photos of different locations and matching it with the actual scene.  Above is one such photograph taken by a young girl who also took photographs at Villa Albergoni after the movie crew left.


And the actual scene – a glass of wine at the town square.


Because of the popularity of the movie and interest in Villa Albergoni, the owners have recently decided to sell it.   The announcement of the sale was last week and the internet exploded with the news.  Priced at $2.7 million, the house comes with several outbuildings and a separate smaller house.

The Villa is square shaped and has a large portico with two towers at its corners.  In more recent times, a service wing where the kitchen is located, was added to the east side.   There is a large center hall with rooms on each side.

What is so exciting is that after watching the movie and seeing the pictures from the photoshoots, along with the new real estate photos and photos of the villa from before it was a movie set – I have gathered all of them together to show the house in all its 15th century glory.


Enjoy!!!


Cars are rarely used in Call Me By Your Name except for long distances.  Mostly, everyone rides bikes to and from town.  Here Elio and Oliver in his “billowy blue shirt” ride to the bank.



And here, the boys are riding to town – leaving the Villa Albergoni.  This is the actual street that the Villa is located on.  In fact, its front brick wall is seen here on the left.


The Google map photo of the same above street where they were filmed riding their bikes.  There are two entrances to the Villa.  This street, Via Montadine, leads to the side entrance.



Villa Albergoni is seen here, its large estate is behind the red lines.  The side entrance gate off Via Montodine is marked.   The front door with the balcony above is where the arrow is.  The front gate is located on Via Roma, but apparently most people use the more convenient side entrance.

You can see the once elegantly landscaped Villa Albergoni has been abandoned to nature.  It’s just waiting for someone to bring it back to its former glory.  Word is that the gardens are currently being restored.   In this Google Map view, you can see the square shaped Villa with the additional Kitchen added more recently.  Also, you can see its two corner towers on opposite sides.


The side gate on Via Montodine - Google Maps.


A screenshot from Call Me By Your Name.  This gate is often used during the movie, as is the green door.


A fan took this beautiful photo on a wintery day of the now famous side gate.



The gravel paths inside the estate.


A watercolor of the original Villa – in Moscazzano.  It’s amazing how fanciful it was drawn.  But you can see the original square villa with its two towers.  Where the street is – there is a moat or stream.   There is even a side building.  It is not clear if this is how the house really once looked.

Villa Albergoni dates back to at least the 15th century or earlier, the date is uncertain.   The current palazzo was built on the ruins of an ancient fort that was built centuries before the 1400s.

It is also not certain if the two towers are original, but it is thought they were added on much later after the villa was built.


The front of the house is on Via Roma behind these elegant iron gates. 


In winter, the villa is very exposed at the front entrance, but here in summer – you can barely see it through the trees.   Google view.


The villa today from the front with its left corner tower.  Plane or lime trees block the entrance.



A closer view of  the front door and the balcony above it.  To the left is the newer kitchen building.


A view from the balcony above the front door.  To the left are a set of farm buildings that stand between the villa and Via Montodine.



The director Luca on the balcony.



Elio and Oliver waiting to take a trip in the Fiat 128 to an archeology find.  


The same view, from further away.   Everything looks so lush and green in the summer.




The back side of the kitchen wing, with its outdoor fireplace and sink.  This door leads into the kitchen.   A pergola, built by an landscape designer, is on the other side of the kitchen building.


On the back side of the villa is a set of stone steps with statues on the gateposts.  With a little manicuring, this could be so gorgeous!


The view from the top of the steps at the back side of the villa.


A view of the stair gateposts, probably taken from the upstairs of the house.



A closer look at the railings and statue.




And another statue framed by the plane or lime trees at the front of the house.  



Here the Professor and his Italian wife, their son Elio and intern Oliver enjoy meals at the table set under these trees.  One of these meals at night, by candlelight was so romantic, you just wanted to climb right into the movie screen and eat their pasta!!



In the dead of winter with all the shutters closed for the year – you can see the statue and the newly topped trees.  I don’t know why the French and Italians prune their trees like this!   In the south, we prune Crepe Myrtles exactly like this – and it is just a horrible way to butcher a tree – they never properly recover from this kind of pruning.

I call these plane trees – but the gardener for the estate said they are lime trees.  Either way, he doesn’t know how to properly prune trees!  

Regardless, you can see this is where the Perlmans had dinner and lunch – right under the trees that now look like huge hands grabbing for the sky.  Breakfast was always by the kitchen under the pergola.

Whomever buys this estate needs to first take a pressure washer to all the stone like this statue.  There is so much mold and mildew just begging to be sprayed off!


Armie and Director Luca sit under the lime trees.  In this view you can see perfectly how the topping of these trees while pruning has created “knuckles” on the trees, leaving them permanently deformed.  Still – what a beautiful setting!   Love the lights that were installed over the table.  Today, after the movie crew has gone, so has all this furniture.


A  closer winter view – something that I hadn’t noticed before – look at the carvings around each window!!!  Isn’t that unusual?  It looks like the Aztecs carved it, but I know it’s not.  I suppose I never noticed it before because the shutters were all open.   Very unusual!


Another winter view shows the tower and notice the tiny round holes above the second floor?  Those are in the attic which we will visit later.


A snowstorm in the dead of winter.

HISTORY:

The Villa was once owned by a wealthy iron industrialist in Creama.   In the 1950s, he sold the villa to Francesco Albergoni or Popi, as the Professor of Botany was known.  Professor Albergoni is similar to Professor Perlman, both being professors of the sciences.   Albergoni chose to leave a large portion of the estate in its wild state, hoping to repopulate the rabbits.  Each morning he would breakfast outside among the hares.   Villa Albergoni was inherited by his two sons.  A granddaughter is an actress in Los Angeles.

Luca, the director,  knew Jacopo, one of the sons, and arranged to use the house in Call Me By Your Name.  While many of the rooms of the house were movie sets, others were used for costume, makeup and hair.   Jacopo says that 80% of the furniture in the movie is owned by his family.   Oliver’s bedroom is where Jacopo slept as a child and the kitchen remains exactly as he remembers from his childhood, as is the Library.  Apparently, their piano was restored for the movie, but the famous pink sofa in the library was not restored, as you will see.    Jacopo says that what he most remembers of his childhood home is the perfume of the gardens.  The many fruit trees in the movie were already there, including the pomegranate.  But the apricot and peach trees were newly planted by the movie’s landscaper.  Jacopo says the gardens were the pride of his father. 

While it was just recently announced that the Villa was for sale – Jacopo says it actually has been for sale for years, using the word of mouth method.   With busy careers, the brothers could only visit Albergoni once a year, during the summer.  The upkeep is enormous.   Jacopo and his brother were tortured by the decision to sell their childhood house, so full of memories.   But, they feel that the popularity of the movie will drive the price for the villa up and now is the time to take advantage of that.  The long-time gardener says that tourists come by every day to pay homage to the house for its beauty, but mostly for the love story that they obviously felt moved by.


FLOOR PLAN:

Here’s a fabulous watercolor of the ground floor, without the kitchen wing, drawn by Floor Plan Croissant, an architect who is obsessed with movie houses, like we all are.  Isn’t this gorgeous?   She sells her work from postcards to the originals.   Go HERE to see more and to read her fascinating blog!!!    AND if anyone wants a custom drawn plan of their own house, inside or out – you should commission it!!!!


Here is Floor Plan Croissant’s drawing  - including the kitchen wing!!!!

And here is the upstairs – Elio and Oliver’s bedrooms, connected by a door and the bathroom.  A huge thank you Floor Plan Croissant for letting me show her work.  My own floor plan is so pathetic compared to these that I will save that only for my own eyes.  No wonder I never made good grades in Architectural classes at UT!!!


THE FRONT DOOR WITH THE BALCONY ABOVE:

REAL ESTATE PHOTO:   The center hall runs from the front door to the back.    There are two rooms on each side of the center hall.


The carved front door with the stucco carvings around it. 



REAL ESTATE PHOTO:   Here is how the center hall looks as it was.   Some of the owner’s furniture was used in the movie, but the Set Designer added quite a bit.


AFTER CMBYN:  This was taken after filming was over – I wonder if these chandeliers were added by Violante, the Set Designer.  They are quite pretty.


CALL ME BY YOUR NAME:     Here is the same hall as furnished for the movie by Set Decorator Violante.   This actually shows the back door.   You can see in the center of the hall – matching Spanish/Italian tables that face each other.    Large antique paper maps were bought to hang on the walls.  Further by the door is an antique Italian settee (the owners) in cream, along with more prints.    Stucco ceiling is coved.   Violante spent a month shopping for the house, even borrowing accessories from her father’s home to use for filming.

Violante gathered bamboo leaves each day for the vases – something she said that Mrs. Perlman would probably have done.  Myself, I don’t agree.  Mrs. Perlman was always too busy smoking to spend time in the garden!!!!

The center hall is one of my favorite rooms in the house.  I LOVE the way it was decorated for the movie.  Beautiful!!!


A Behind The Scenes look – shows the center hall with the film crew.  Lights off.


I think the maps are such a wonderful way to decorate.    This center hall reminds me of Lauren Liess’ new house – her center hall. 

Notice the Italian Terrazzo floor.   In the center hall it is cream and black with a black border.  But in the side rooms – the terrazzo is yellow and black.


And the director Luca, sitting on the antique Italian settee in the center hall.


I’m obsessed with these maps.   Such a wonderful element in the hall.  Their coloring looks so good with the terrazzo. 


Real Estate Photo:   A view of the house as it is today.  To the right is the Front Room – which is not seen much at all in the movie, just one scene.   At the left is the Drawing Room, the main room where Elio’s piano is.


THE FRONT ROOM:


The painted ceiling.


REAL ESTATE:  The smaller front room which is the size of the library across the hall.  There are not many before photos.  Be sure to notice the beautiful ceiling!


THE FRONT ROOM in CMBYN:  One scene where this room was used was at the very end of the movie – Elio goes in here during their Hanukkah Celebration dinner.   The large painting remains where the owners had it.


CMBYN:  Elio relaxes on the white slipcovered chair that belongs to the owners.  All the fireplaces are lit and popping – making so much noise, echoing throughout the ground floor rooms.

NOTE:  Throughout the movie while in the villa, one element was noise.   It was as if the house was a character, making its own noise, creating its own dialogue.   Each time the doors were closed - they are so heavy, made of solid wood – the noise would sound throughout the house.  The footsteps on the terrazzo floors also created a natural noise.   In one scene, there is a loud recurrent noise happening somewhere off screen as if it was a musical beat.   It was obviously a shutter that wasn’t secured and was banging in the wind.   Was it intentional or was it happening and the director left it in the movie? 


THE FRONT ROOM:  The noisy shutters.  Elio watches from the front room.


THE DRAWING ROOM:


CMBYN:   Here is the drawing room, dressed for the movie.  This room adjoins the Front Room via the two doors behind the piano which is an early 20th century antique.   The room itself has such beautiful Italian architecture.  The ceilings were painted in the 1500s by Aurelio Busso, a pupil of Raphael.   Only part of the fresco remains – you can see those by the window.   Notice the floor – it is more yellow here than in the hall.   Again – the set decorator Violante chose rather shabby, used furniture – nothing bought new.   Everything is used or antique.    

For the decor magazine photoshoots – the furniture was changed around.  In CMBYN, it’s not nearly as neatly placed as it appears here.


The opposite view – showing the large fireplace that is so tall, you can almost walk inside it.  Notice the door in the right corner – this is one of the corner towers.  At one point, there was a staircase in it.  Now, it has been converted to a bar.    

If I bought this Villa, cough (I wish!) – I would  paint the walls a soft white or cream, that matches the trim color of the ceiling. 


This sofa was added along with all these beautiful chinoiserie styled paintings.


A screenshot from the movie – Elio playing Bach for Oliver.


The same view – without Elio or Oliver.  Of course there are books everywhere.  Being academia – all anyone does is read in this house.  At one point Mrs. Perlman reads aloud a centuries old book in German to her husband and Elio, translating from German to Italian and English.    Some of this furniture was the owners – with slips in green.   A throw was just put on the white slipped sofa,  something that the Perlmans would do – rather than reupholster.   

Before Violante decorated this Drawing Room, shockingly, director Luca found it “rather sad and uninteresting” – wow!  What a biased Italian!  He must be so immune to beauty that an American can not even begin to understand!  


Violante used many Indian fabrics and throws, some of which were hers and others she borrowed from people she said were like the Perlmans.  The throw on the sofa is hers. At the other corner is a old TV from the 60s or 70s.   In the book, Elio makes a point of saying he has so much knowledge for a 17 year old because they don’t ever watch TV.   But in the movie, they unfortunately do.  


I love this view – you can see into the Front Room which the crew obviously used as a work room when they weren’t shooting in there!


A view of the center section of the ceiling. 


REAL ESTATE PHOTOS:   Here is how the Drawing Room actually looked.  All the furniture is white slipcovered.    Some of the paintings remain, they belong to the owners.  Through the door you can see the center hall, with the back door open.

The mantel looks much better without the painting – as it was in CMBYN.


BEFORE:  This view shows two pianos.  The mirror belongs to the house, as do the paintings above the door.   The other two large paintings are a surprise – these weren’t used in the movies, afaik.   And here, above the windows,  you can see how little of the original fresco remains.  Note – the mirror here to the left is the one that Violante moved to the library, above the sofa, where it remains today.


THE LIBRARY:


REAL ESTATE:   By the front door, on the left, is the library – most of these books were used in the movie, as was the very shabby pink velvet sofa.  This antique wood desk was not used in CMBYN, nor was the mirror or the red wallpaper behind the sofa.


BEFORE:   On the front side of the room is a large fireplace.    The trim work and doors are all painted black throughout the house.   The wall behind the sofa is where the kitchen addition was added.  Therefore – the window in this room was closed up – which might account for this odd niche behind the sofa.

AND – access to the corner tower is no longer from this room, it’s on the kitchen side.


CMBYN:  Here, you can see the different desk that was used, along with the chairs, including the Ming antique.  Another huge change was the paper behind the sofa.  Violante covered the red wallpaper with a brocade from Dedar.  As a nod to Professor Perlman, Violante added the collection of antique cameos of Lombardian kings.  She also added books on Greco-Roman sculpture, antique maps and a globe.

Luca wanted to get rid of the sofa, but Violante asked that it remain.  She felt that it was exactly the comfy sofa that Professor Perlman would have.  Notice the two old brass sconces flanking the sofa.  They look like ones that Restoration Hardware sell now!!

Such a pretty photo!


CMBYN:   Another updated view of the library.


CMBYN:   Violante did straighten up the books and added volumes on antiquity sculpture.  Through the side door is the stairwell.  On the desk are antique crystal ink wells.



CMBYN:   As so it begins….Elio meets the traveling intern Oliver when he first arrives in his blue billowy shirt.



I love the way Violante decorated the back wall with the cameos.

The library is the setting for one of the most powerful scenes in the movie – a talk between the Professor and his son Elio.

Every time I say “the Professor” – I think of Gilligan’s Island and its theme song:  “The Professor and Marianne, here on Gilligan’s Isle!!!”


That back wall is perfection!  And the stylist really made that shabby sofa look very nice!

NOTE:  Using this idea of tiny frames surrounding the mirror in a niche is a great design idea that you could emulate - without a spending a huge amount of money.  I love how this vignette looks – fabulous!!!


TODAY:    And here is how the library looked after the movie crew left!   You can see the new wallcovering remained, as did the mirror which had been moved from the drawing room, but all the tiny frames surrounding it are gone – probably owned by Violante.  

A young Italian girl was recently allowed in Villa Albergoni and many of the “after” photos shown are hers.  To see the entire collection of her photos – go HERE and this is her twitter account if you want to follow her.


FACTOID:   When the girl first posted all the photos she took chronicling all the film locations (like above) – she received instant Internet fame and even got to appear on a television show with the entire cast of Call Me By Your Name!!



THE STAIRWAY:

BEFORE:    The ground floor has such tall ceilings – that to reach the second floor you must go up two flights of steps.   Along the way are original frescos on the walls.


BEFORE:  Looking down at the main floor.  Through the door is the center hall.  It looks like the owners had a stand up piano which was moved out for the filming. 


FOR THE MOVIE:  The lobby to the stair hall was cleaned up and edited.  The piano was moved out and the shelf was dressed.


The beautiful painting on the left was in the film.  The stairs are said to not be original to the house, they were replaced at some point, after the house was built.




CMBYN:   Elio and the painting.  Above are lights for the filming.



AFTER THE MOVIE CREW LEFT:  Through this door is the kitchen wing – and also the entrance to the left tower.


BEFORE:   The guest bathroom with painted walls and trim.


THE DINING ROOM:


BEFORE:   On the other side of the staircase is the dining room – used by the family as a billiard room.   So THIS is where that cream antique Italian settee is from!!   Through the door is the center hall.


BEFORE:    Notice the fireplace and ceiling.



AFTER:   FURNISHED FOR THE MOVIE CMBYN.  The main scene filmed here was the very last scene, unfortunately.  Although we barely see this room in the movie, it is beautifully furnished.   Through the left wood hanging door is a pass-through to the kitchen wing.



CMBYN:   Another pretty photograph from the movie set!   You can see the kitchen through the pass through.  Most of the paintings came with the house, while the dining table was brought in for the film.


CMBYN:  A screenshot of Elio in the dining  room.  He is standing next to the marble fireplace which gives you an idea of how huge they are all!!


And here is the last scene, Elio looking into the loudly crackling and snapping fireplace in the dining room, while the Oscar nominated song plays.



THE KITCHEN:

BEFORE:  The kitchen in the adjoining wing that was built much later than the main house.  At the right is the breakfast room.   Love the Italian case clock, painted blue. 


BEFORE:  Here is the “moderne” kitchen with marble countertops and a large farm sink!   White tiles on the walls.   Cork or tile floors?


HOW THE KITCHEN LOOKED DURING THE MOVIE, CMBYN:  Not much was done to the kitchen, except to accessorize it.  A red check fabric was added to the sink, along with a collection of copper pans.   A wooden table was added next to the sink.  I think Violante installed the light fixture too.    This looks just perfect for an old Italian family kitchen. 



CMBYN:  Aftermath of a lunch with all the plates.


This is real life styling - all for show for the movie!  Looks so authentic! 


CMBYN:  The cook rules the kitchen and the family.   Who didn’t have a TV like that?  Notice the old small appliances.  Those plugs!!!


FOR THE MOVIE:  Outside the kitchen door - landscaper Gaia Chaillet Giusti built the pergola and added the lushness.  This is where breakfast and brunch was served along with soft boiled eggs and peach (!) juice.


Of course the Perlman’s chairs wouldn’t match.


AFTER THE MOVIE CREW LEFT:   This is all that remains!  Sad!

The young girl who took these “After” photos reported that the garden was being restored when she was there.



THE TOWERS:


The two old towers both once contained stairs that lead up to a look-out view over the land and to the attic space over the house.   One tower was changed into a bar, while the second remains a staircase.  Notice the view-holes in the walls of this tower:



It’s hard to get a photo of the staircase inside this tower.  This movie scene only lasts a few seconds, but here you can see Elio goes up the tower – to the attic.  The daylight is from the holes in the stucco tower.    This tower was probably once accessed through the library.  Now you must go through the kitchen wing to reach it.


The second tower – off the Drawing Room.   This is now a bar that is reached through a short door in the Drawing Room.   Shield-shaped windows were added in the bar – you can just barely see one of them here at the side of the tower.


DURING THE MOVIE CMBYN:   In this dramatic scene, Elio gets a nosebleed and he used the ice from the refrigerator in the bar – through the short open door,  seen behind him.


Sorry for the bad screencaps – but there are no other photos of the bar in the tower.  Here you can see the window AND the stucco cutout with the grille over it. 


On the other side of the tower – you can see more of the stucco cut out with the window open.


What a nose bleed!   LOL.  It’s lasting forever!!!   Not really. 

The bottom of the tower bar with cabinets.  I’m obsessed with the towers – especially since they are now different and both serve a purpose as opposed to just for security.


THE SECOND FLOOR:

The upstairs is like the downstairs.  Two major rooms are on each side with the center hall in the middle.

DURING THE MOVIE CMBYN:   Here is the master bedroom as decorated by Violante.  She redressed the bed and changed the hanging fabrics.

The scenes shot in this room didn’t make it into the movie.  There are rumors that the movie was almost four hours long before it was cut – I would love to see all those scenes that were left on the editing room floor!


Through the side door is the blue tiled bathroom, also not seen in the movie.



CMBYM:  Another view.  Notice the trumeau that came with the house as did most of this furniture.  Through the door is the hall with the door to the balcony.



CMBYN:   In the corner – Elio’s mother’s dressing table.



CMBYN:   A close up of that dressing table – think of how much time Violante must have spent getting this vignette just right – and then, you don’t even see it in the movie!!!!! 


BEFORE:   And  here is how the master bedroom in the house actually looks – faded glamour.    The new fabrics and bedding really made the room come alive!!



Another view.

Notice the chair propping open the door.  Many needed to be propped open or else they slammed shut with a loud noise which reverberated throughout the house.   During the movie the sound of these heavy wood doors was a continually used element.


BEFORE:  The second master bedroom as it really looks.


BEFORE:  Another view of this room, with a stove heater!  This room was not used in the movie.



BEFORE:  The blue tiled bathroom with the stained glass window which looks like it has gotten a recent repair.  Again – this bedroom was not used.



After the movie crew left:   This was Elio’s room, while Oliver is staying there.  Such a pretty bed.


FOR THE MOVIE - CMBYM:   The same bedroom fitted out for the movie – as how a teenaged boy would live.  Notice how the upstairs  rooms have such beautiful wood floors!!

For the movie – this small room is supposed to be what the family used as a storage room.   Elio always moved out of his room during the intern’s stay.  Since it is a storage room – Violante added lots of old things, making it more of a messy, catch-all room.


CMBYN:  Elio and his girlfriend watch Oliver arrive to the house for the first time.



CMBYN:  Just like a movie by Nancy Meyers, each detail needs to be fleshed out for the screen.  Here is Elio’s desk, piled with his school and comic books.


The beautiful blue tiled bath between Elio and Oliver’s rooms.  I think this is so pretty!!!

If you bought this villa – would you restore this bathroom, or leave it exactly how it is now?  Hmmm. 


Another view.  Oliver’s room is straight ahead.


CMBYN:   Violante used the owner’s vintage twin beds for Oliver’s room.  Old posters from the 80s were put on the walls.  Peter Gabriel – Live In Concert!!!


CMBYN:  And another view.


THE ATTIC:

The left tower – with the staircase that Elio uses to go to the attic.  Notice the tiny round holes in the stucco, above the second floor windows.  Those holes are where the attic is.  Notice the second round hole has a security spotlight installed in it.  You’ll see this again!


SCREENCAP FROM CMBYN:  The dark attic – which the family uses for storage – there’s an old sofa here, a lamp shade, a chandelier sits in a chair.  See the round opening in the stucco – and the window that closes it off – this is the round hole above the second story windows.

Elio comes up here to be alone – the doves are cooing and you think it must be a dovecote.  Perhaps doves do roost in the tower.  Not sure.  It’s really only when you watch this scene a few times, to prepare a blog story(!), that you realize this is actually the attic.  On the first view, I thought it was the dovecote. 


SCREENCAP FROM CMBYN:   Violante said this was her favorite room to decorate – but it was barely seen except for a few short scenes.  In this window behind Elio – you can see the spotlight that was installed to illuminate the yard.  This is the spotlight you can seen from outside.



THE ESTATE:

Even though the house is so fabulous – much of the activity takes place outside.  All meals are eaten either under the pergola or under the plane/lime trees out front.

Here, breakfast and cigarettes are served.


And behind the scenes, what really goes on.  The same scene shown above – being set up.  Poor Mrs. Perlman – she has to chain smoke throughout the movie.



The gardener tends to his apricot and peach (!) trees – which don’t really grow here, but were brought in for the movie by the landscape designer.



The area by the side gate – which you can see here at the back left with the urn on top of the post – this is where the faux swimming pool is.  As usual, bathing suits!!


After the movie, this photo was taken by the young girl who visited this winter.   The same area as seen above, from afar.  You can see how large the front yard is – this row of buildings line the street where Elio and Oliver ride their bikes. 



The swimming pool was built by making a trough and surrounding it with recycled stones purchased from a warehouse – which were then painted to look old.  Had me fooled!  I thought the pool was real!

Of course the director, Luca, was behind the rustic, small swimming pool.  He said a family like the Perlmans would never have a fancy, new pool – it would be too nouveau riche for them.


This shows how high the stones were for the “faux” swimming pool.   I wonder if they left this – it would make a great fountain!!


In the end, despite the beautiful Italian villa and wonderful landscape – Call Me By Your Name is a poignant story of first love – and all the heartbreak that goes with it, as you can see here.

Elio!


I am hoping Timothee Chalamet wins for Best Actor and the movie wins for Best Picture.  If The Shape of Water wins, I might never watch another Oscar award show!!  But that’s personal.  


If you’ve seen the movie – read the book.   It’s much better than the movie, if that is even possible.  Six days now and I still can’t get the movie out of my head.


Even Oprah, with Elio, agrees with me!!!! 

To order the book, click the photo below:


AND….


For something completely different…Fixer Upper’s The Gaines have just introduced their new spring collection at Target, just in time for Easter:


Here is part of the collection showing the beautiful plates that are a cheaper take off on Juleska plates which cost a small fortune.  And, aren’t those bunny egg cups to die for!!!  SOOOO CUTE!!!!!  I like the glasses too with the Juleska (again!) detailing. HERE



The plates with the Juleska styling.  The charger is made to mimic a birds nest.  HERE


More darling white pieces for spring!!   LOVE!    HERE



ANOTHER PART OF THE SPRING COLLECTION HERE


THIS IS THE MATCHING MAGNOLIA STOOL AND PILLOW IN DIFFERENT COLORS  HERE



CHAIR IN BLUE, BLACK OR GRAY HERE 

TO GO WITH THIS TABLE – ALL FROM TARGET!!!



TABLE HERE

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  2. I love this post! The home reminds me so much of the apartments we bought--they originally were one gigantic apartment and were stuck in the 1970s/1980s, except for all the parts that dated to the 1700s. It also reminds me of the inns I stayed in on my first European tour, back in the '80s. Faded elegance, rarely sleek. Things might be more chic today, but I miss that familial feel.
    I think those are lime trees--plane trees have different bark and different (bigger) leaves. The trees are pruned like that in order to make a tight umbrella of shade.
    One thing that really struck me: there are both interior and exterior shutters. You can see them in most rooms but especially in the shot of Elio's/storage room. I suppose the exterior ones are closed at night in summer, with the windows open, to let the cool evening breeze circulate. And the interior ones are probably closed during winter to keep the rooms warm--those windows would have been single pane and probably pretty warped and drafty. I love shutters. They save us in summer and winter and don't cost a thing.
    It's odd that the on-demand hot water heater is above the fridge in the kitchen and not either above the sink or above the stove (so it would share the range hood--such gas heaters need exterior ventilation). So typical!
    Also, the plugs. This is one of those thank-goodness-for-the-EU things. Before, every country had slightly different plugs, which meant that Italians couldn't buy, say, German or French or British TVs or vacuum cleaners or what have you without also getting adapters. It was a form of protectionism for local manufacturers. Now, most Western European countries use the same plug and the same voltage. Even the same TV frequency (that also used to differ by country).

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    1. NEVER KNEW ABOUT THE PLUGS!! or the shutters!! thank you for this the only issue for the shutters is it looks so dark when they are closed!!

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  3. Well, just to show how everyone's taste differ, I see all of the Oscar nominated movies every year as well as those with nominees for best actor and actress, and best supporting actor and actress - and The Shape of Water is my pick for best picture and best director, lol! I loved the performances of the nominees in Three Billboards best, though. I liked CMBYN, but did not love it, though I agree that Timothee and Armee were wonderful. The ending of the film was magnificent! The actor who played the father was just incredible (I did not recognize him from anything, but if you look him up, he's been in EVERYTHING! He's a great character actor and quite a chameleon), and his talk with Elio at the end blew me away. Everyone in the theater was WEEPING at the end, and no one could even get up to leave until they had composed themselves. Great post, such a charming set. I also saw I Am Love - crazy to think anyone lives in a "home" like that one - with it's size, staff elevators, etc, it seemed more like a hotel!

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    1. The Shape of Water started out so good - I thought, wow. this is so different and interesing, but then it just dissolved into every 60s movie with the bad police/bad fbi man. It was so predictable. I think 3 Billboards is going to win. Dang it!

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  4. What a beautiful article. I probably say this every time, but I appreciate the research and thought that go into each of your posts, Joni. I think what I like the best, though, is your sense of humor. The moldy statues and the reference to "Gilligan's Island" made me laugh out loud. I thought of Gilligan and his friends when you did the recent post that included the woman and the caftans; I said they reminded me of Mrs. Thurston Howell III. Thanks for keeping us entertained and for all of the lovely photos and insight. I enjoy your blog so much. Judith

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    1. wow! thank you! Mrs Thurston Howell III with the martini. I haven't watched that show in eons, but now I want too. I'm thinking the script was really meant for adults, not the child that I was when I watched it.

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  5. Darn that Harvey Weinstein, ruining pedophilia for the rest of us!

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    1. well. is it really when the age is 17 and 24? and the legal age in Italy is like 14? did you hear that James Wood wrote an snarky tweet about the movie and pedophilia and Armie Hammer tweeted back to him - excuse me, didn't you date a 20 year old when you were 60? Actually he did and then broke up with her and dated another 20 yr old when he was like 66. He has a lot of nerve talking about pedophilia.

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    2. Joni,
      Can't believe you replied to this comment.

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  6. Thank you Joni for another great post. I saw CMBYN on Friday and did my own deep dive on the villa over the weekend, but you, of course, always dig deeper!! I'm so glad you did this post recognizing Guadagnino's movies as having houses that are as important as characters in the movie. His previous film Bigger Splash also has an insanely beautiful home too. Maybe they should have a new Oscar category for Best Performance by a Domicile. Off topic, but did you know Armie and his wife own the Bird Bakery in Alamo Heights?

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    1. I didn't know that about Bird until I wrote this story. She is so gorgeous and their children are beautiful. What a family! lol. It must be so hard to own a bakery in Texas and live in LA?

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  7. My first love was 26 when I was 16. My second was a long term relationship of 9 years that began when I was 17 and he was 26. I really wish people would do more research on age of consent laws around the world and please look up the actual meaning of pedophilia! I loved the movie. It was about my life.

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    1. I agree. While one has to watch issues with power and control when one party is an adult and the other still a teen, 17 year olds are at the age of consent and pedophelia refers to children 13 and under (basically, pre- or just barely pubescent).

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    2. thank you Linda. Yes so true. It's more about the power of position. Mr. Starkey!!! I can't imagine how hard it must be to watch this movie for someone who lived it!!!!! I could not stop sobbing and I"m sorry to say my first bf at that age, well, he was no Armie Hammer!!! LOL. Thank you for your honesty!

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    3. This is getting weird. Probably should have kept that to yourself, or at least not here.

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    4. It is disturbing to see this design blogger so terribly excited about this book with all her exclamation points and a LOL included in a response even.
      And I'm not talking about her references to the décor.

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    5. Hmmm. why? what's wrong with my reply? The movie was very sad - someone said that it was their life, I just said I couldn't stop crying and it wasn't my life because my first BF was bad experience.

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    6. So, clearly you had no issue or problem with Roy Moore and his barely-of-age girlfriends, right? Or, is that different because he wasn't a Democrat? BTW, I'm from Alabama, a conservative, and I did NOT vote for Moore.

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    7. Anan 3:51
      Drop the mic...boom.

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  8. I totally agree with you on the pruning of whatever-they-are trees. I saw them for the first time last April in Brussels/Netherlands and I was appalled at how ugly they were! Europe is usually so respectful of the visual; I couldn't believe that this was the norm for these poor trees. They are so deformed-looking without their summer growth...I just didn't understand it.
    Just a slight aside; "its" is the abbreviation used for possessive (The tree missed its branches"), "it's" is the contraction of "it is" (It's a desecration to prune those trees"). I'm a grammar fiend.
    Thank you for this wonderful post; I look forward to seeing the movie and reading the book.

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    1. omg - did I miss an it's?????? When I was rereading it - I caught myself about six times! WTF!?!??!?! Now I have to go find it. I now contractions very well and do not understand why my fingers always default to type it's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. ok I went back and corrected a few - I think I caught them all. Teacher, you might want to go back and regrade my paper, please!!! lol.

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    3. From another pedant - it's Tilda Swinton, not Swenson. Good post, Joni. Can't wait to see the movie.

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    4. Do you feel nauseous?

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    5. no - the paper bag is to cover my face. To become anonymous - like you. lol

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    6. It doesn't matter if someone comments anonymously because anyone can go to Google, or one of the other platforms that you can select to comment, and sign up with a fake name or some goofy handle anyway. There's no difference.

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    7. BUT NO one knows your real name.

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    8. That was my point. No one knows your real name if you sign up for some account to comment, and no one knows your real name if you comment anonymously. So what's the (and your) point?

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  9. Loved this post. I will have to read the book.

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    1. You'll never eat another peach. The book is much more explicit than the movie. Fair warning. But - wow. The ending - the last chapter is so different than the movie! And so much better!!!

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    2. Joni,
      You are kinky, which is fine, but I didn't need to know it.

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    3. I'm not, I can assure you!! lol

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    4. Not in real life practice, just in your mind.

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    5. Don't worry about eating another peach. Most of the ones you buy have not been violated.

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    6. now THAT is funny. I just cracked up. AND i just remembered the other thing Armie asked Luca about - the peach, eating the peach. why would Oliver want to eat it. Those were the two questions he asked Luca, who is gay. And I think I should probably shut up now.

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  10. I adored the film, cannot wait for a second visit to Northern Italy!!

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  11. It's interesting to see everyone's reaction to the esthetic of the tree pruning. I love pollarded trees and see great beauty in their snarled stumps (as did Vincent van Gogh in "Pollard Birches"). As @Taste of France mentions, in more modern landscape design they are pruned in this way to restrict the height of a tree along a path and/or create a dense canopy for protection from the afternoon sun. Tree topping, however, is an entirely different thing. It's a shame to see (so called) landscape gardening companies chainsawing the tops of trees like your Crepe Myrtles ( or is the Crape Myrtle?) rather than bothering to prune them properly.

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    1. snarled or gnarled, i agree with Lopez

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  12. That was "gnarled" stumps! ;-)

    I would also note that in all of the old Italian Villas I have lived in there were always double shutters. I think perhaps more for security but they do provide extra insulation. You can also leave the outside shutters open when you are in residence and open and close the interior ones in the morning or evening without opening the window.

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    1. How many old Italian villas have you lived in?

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  13. You're a meticulous detective! Before and after... Nothing gets past you, and that's one of the things that makes your posts so special and unique. I always learn so much from you. Please know your efforts are appreciated. Brenda

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  14. For another view of the movie please read: http://josephsciambra.com/call-me-by-your-name-and-the-perpetuation-of-boy-love-in-gay-male-culture/

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    1. Very interesting read.

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    2. That's from the guy who 'prayed the gay away', right? :-): Joseph Sciambra

      "How Our Lord Jesus Christ Saved Me From Homosexuality, Pornography, and the Occult"

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  15. I loved the film so much. That scene where Elio is looking into the fireplace at the end was super powerful. I took my open-minded, budding filmmaker teen boy to see the film at an art cinema in our urban area, which happens to have the largest gay population in our area of the country. (Just a wee bit awkward sitting next to my kid during the peach scene!) That particular Saturday night, I was literally the only woman in the theater, with a theater full of grown men sobbing loudly at the end. I told my husband that I couldn't have been in a safer location as a woman that night...lol!

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    1. Kind of weird that, as a mother, you took your son to this.

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    2. Anon- you're having fun this afternoon. Slow time at work?

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    3. I don't work anymore. I don't need to. I put in my time working very hard, starting when I was young.
      And my comment was sincere. It does seem odd to me that a mother would take a son to this film. Why not the dad?

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    4. Maybe she was clueless about the peach. I was. I mean, after a while I started getting a clue....omg. Anyway, my daughter loved Sex and the City even when she was very young because of the shoes, clothes and hair. We watched it every Sunday night and I would say - "get the pillow" - as soon as Kim came on - I would warn her, and then I would scream - The Pillow!!! The Pillow!! After the scene was over, I would say - ok. Maybe Dad didn't want to go? Some men are skittish about the topic, scared I suppose they might get interested????? Did you see it? Armie said that Luca explained certain things in the movie - like "call my by your name" and ugh I forget the other one. ugh. Alzheimers!!! cant remember what the other thing was! DAMN!!!!!

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    5. This movie cannot be compared on any level whatsoever with "Sex and the City."

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  16. I have to hand it to you - not sure I could have sat through that with a son. lol. What did he say? He must have been mortified?

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    1. As I mentioned, my son is very open-minded, and I did give him a heads up as to the general subject matter of the film (a gay coming of age love story). We didn't really talk about the peach scene afterwards other than to joke that the Oscars will probably begin with the host walking out on stage with a peach in his/her hand, but both of us agreed that it was an incredibly well-done film with amazing acting by the entire cast. My son (age 16, straight with a girlfriend) has a real passion for filmmaking, plans to apply to film school in a couple of years, and we've tried to expose him to as many different sorts of films over the years as we can. Sorry that Anonymous above thinks it is "weird" that I took him to see this film, but I personally don't feel it is weird as IMO much better to see quality films than crappy action flicks. I always read reviews of films we watch on Common Sense Media in advance and discuss any questionable parts. A couple of years ago my son lobbied HARD to see The Revenant, which I was very reluctant to take a 14 year old to see, until a photographer friend pointed out that my son would be more focused on how each shot is framed than on the violence. It turned out to be fine, and my son ended up modeling his 8th grade Romeo & Juliet English class film project on the opening and closing scenes of The Revenant (blood in a river), and was really bummed when his group didn't end up winning best cinematography -- LOL.

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  17. Nobody blogs about houses as well as you, Joni. Nobody. The time and research you commit to bring these places to life, uncovering their layered histories, shedding light on subtle nuances we might otherwise have overlooked, is remarkable. Thank you for sharing your passion. It feeds my own.

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    1. Thank you so much Kin. Much appreciated. After 10 years, I sometimes wonder if anyone is even reading it. Thanks a million.

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    2. I am reading and REALLY appreciate all the hard work you put into your posts, Joni!

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    3. EVERY single post is read and much enjoyed by me, Joni. Thank you for all the time and effort you devote to your blog.

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  18. Joni,
    Are you commenting through your phone lately?

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  19. Joni - I always love your post and how well researched and how much time you put into your work. I am so glad your loved this movie and the book even more. While it wasn't my life or story, I think we can all identify with the story of figuring out if your first love is reciprocated. The movie felt like the wind was knocked out of you and while I loved the ending because you shared the emotions Elio faced, I found the book told us so much more about their 'trip' and future. What happens, do you think? Even the author said he doesn't know if they end up together, but doesn't rule it out? I know at 36 I have no interest in the guy I was dating at 17, but maybe this love was different.

    Bravo!

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    1. SPOILER ALERT - TO ALL WHO HAVEN'T SEEN IT.

      They say they are going to do a sequel. The end was so much sadder in the book because I didn't understand why they didn't get together? They seemed to be soul mates. I wonder why Oliver never came back to him? For good I mean. And did you know the man that wrote the story is not gay? He is married, heterosexual. He said he just imagined what it would be like to be in love with someone of the same sex. I asked my mom (she's 88!) if she had seen it and she screamed YES!!! Last night! I LOVED IT!!! I said - I'm writing a story about it right now!!!! I didn't have the nerve to say anything about the peach. lol. so funny. She said she didn't think my dad liked it as much as she did. He's 94 and had a stroke.

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    2. My plot for sequel:
      Oliver has HIV. (This is foreshadowed by the "sunspots" on his hands later.) He didn't know this in those early days. Elio is exposed and doesn't know till years later after he has met someone else. (And probably infected other people.) Elio goes to stay with Oliver to help him in his final days. He has a fight with his current boyfriend over this, but he goes anyway. (They reconcile later, but only as friends.) Oliver dies. Elio is on a drug regime by this time that is helping him stay somewhat healthy, although it has not been perfected. The movie ends, and we don't know what happens to him ultimately.

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    3. That's way too depressing, but you know you are probably right. that's exactly what will happen. They put the movie earlier so they didn't have to deal with the subject. The book was set later in the 80s. That's exactly what the movie will be about.

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    4. Pretty good, huh? Wish I could get a credit.

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