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Re: “Call Me by Your Name: That's Amore

Thanks for writing, Wendy. Agreed; I felt it was important to mention the Perlman family's Jewish roots, as that plays a major role in the film. And I don't know about the mainstream media, but I've been seeing many articles from alternative sites detailing how CMBYN is as much a breakthrough Jewish film as a breakthrough LGBTQ film.

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Posted by Matt Brunson on 02/07/2018 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Call Me by Your Name: That's Amore

BTW, did you know that Timothe Chalamet is Jewish? His mother, who is American, is Jewish.

I mention this because the mainstream media is pathologically obsessed with exactly only one half of his background, French, and categorically refuses to mention his other half, Jewish. Even though his character in this movie isn't French - he's Jewish, and spends half the movie wearing a Star of David.

So if not now, when? In fact, Call Me By Your Name is the rare major film where three actors of Jewish heritage (Chalamet, Hammer, Stuhlbarg), play Jewish characters in the leads.

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Posted by Wendy Moss on 02/07/2018 at 3:18 PM

Re: “The Birth of a Nation: Not Black and White

Historical truth: American slaveholders treated their negroes (and that is almost always the word they used) not as valuable property, but as useful property. Slaves were valuable only so long as they remained useful. While a healthy young woman might be worth almost as much as the house she was bought to take care of, her value would decline greatly with age and attitude. A disrespectful old woman had almost no value - in one case I've read the original records of, the old woman was sold for less than 1% of her original purchase price; an old cow sold at the same auction for about 9 times more than her.

Posted by Chris on 02/02/2018 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Call Me by Your Name: That's Amore

such a beautiful film! i absolutely loved it.

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Posted by Sam on 01/21/2018 at 2:14 AM

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