Ch-ch-ch-choices

In an interview included on the Call Me by Your Name DVD, the director Luca Guadagnino says that ‘limitation is freedom.’ This reminded me of the phrase ‘the paralysis of choice’, which I think I read in an article about American healthcare. It seems paradoxical: if there are lots of options, surely we should feel free not paralysed? But it makes sense. I recently did some filming and the limitations were time, space and people. I had a great time. While I wish I could have had three months off work, a range of dreamy locations that require travelling, and a huge crew, I know that if I did, I wouldn’t know where to start. This is why I don’t like shopping: I’m overwhelmed by the number of things. And yet, I like the idea of choice. How very awkward.

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