10 Clever Tricks You Didn’t Realise Movies Played On You

7. Timothée Chalamet's Call Me By Your Name Earpiece

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The accompanying image shows Timothée Chalamet's distraught Elio Perlman sobbing by an open fire as Call Me by Your Name's closing credits begin to play. What's also playing perfectly to a powerful and emotional extent at this point in time, is Sufjan Stevens's Visions of Gideon song.

Not shown in said image, though, is any sort of earpiece being worn by Chalamet.

In this Luca Guadagnino-helmed 2017 picture - itself based on André Aciman's 2017 novel of the same name - young Elio finds himself embroiled in a secret romance with Armie Hammer's Oliver. The catch is, Elio and his family live in Italy, and Oliver is merely in the country for a brief stint working as an assistant to Elio's professor father. As such, the two are well aware that any burgeoning relationship has a definitive expiration date on it due to the looming matter of Oliver returning to the US.

Once that return to the States does indeed happen, a phone call to the Perlman's from Hammer's character during Hanukkah reveals that he is engaged to be married to a woman he has been dating for a couple of years. Once he and Elio have one final, brief conversation, the youngster sheds a fireside tear at love lost as Visions of Gideon plays over this hugely impactful scene.

In terms of tricking the audience, Chalamet had an earpiece in place for this moment, with Visions of Gideon playing through it and allowing him to react as needed for the song's emotive beats. That earpiece was then digitally removed during post-production.

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