Magazine article Screen International

'Call Me by Your Name' Director: Shooting on Digital Is "Laziness"

Magazine article Screen International

'Call Me by Your Name' Director: Shooting on Digital Is "Laziness"

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Luca Guadagnino launches broadside at ”ideological lie of the industry”.

Luca Guadagnino, whose Call Me By Your Name played as the BFI London Film Festival’s Mayor’s Gala this week, has expressed his dismay at the proliferation of shooting on digital in the film industry.

Luca Guadagnino

The director shot the critically-lauded Call Me By Your Name entirely on 35mm celluloid film, despite having a relatively tight budget of $3.5m, and he believes that filmmakers rarely have a good excuse to avoid using the medium.

“I think it’s laziness,” he commented to Screen. “It’s an ideological lie of the industry to say ‘don’t shoot on film because it’s less expensive to shoot on digital’.”

“I see directors that I love, who have been making films forever on film, surrendering to the ideology of digital - it’s ridiculous, it’s a complete lie, and it makes me furious,” he continued. …

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