call me by your name
- fly motif?
- use of piano music (Elio’s instrument), use of music specifically for variants of piano duet (4 hands, 2 pianos)
- Elio, a musician? Bach, Liszt, Busoni, Schoenberg? Ravel?
- love as open secret, unfamiliar, yet not a thing to be afraid of
- love and self-identity; “call me by your name”, who we love is such a part of who we are and who we become
- first love, unfamiliar, perhaps feels forbidden but “right” and unstoppable. several factors emphasized here. problematic? perhaps. poetic? also perhaps.
- Une barque sur l’ocean, Hallelujah Junction, Ma mère l’oye, Wachet auf... pieces of fairytale comportment (except Bach).
- politics? vote signs? 5-party government? sociopolitical backdrop of “innocent” love story?
- evocation of antiquity (pederasty – but not pedophilia!) casts a mythical, "Dionysian" light