90th Academy Awards (Oscars)

90th Academy Awards (Oscars)


Last night the 90th Academy Awards (Oscars) took place at the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Today I decided to look at the two winning films that were adapted from books.

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film is based on the book of the same name by André Aciman.

Call me by your name movie poster


Director – Luca Guadagnino
Stars – Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Run Time – 132 Minutes

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents house, a cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera.

Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference to the other. But during the warm, languorous summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them.

What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks’ duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and on a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 won two awards, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects. The film is based on the book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (original title), by Philip K. Dick.

Blade runner 2049 movie poster


Director – Denis Villeneuve
Stars – Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas
Run Time – 163 Minutes

Officer K, a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos.

His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.

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