Tuesday, 13 October 2009
A Single Man
Tomorow the 53rd Annual BFI London Film Festival begins, bringing with it an eclectic selection of cinematic talent from all over the world.
Friday the 16th is the day of debut for Tom Ford's first offering away from his usual role as Fashion Emperor of the world.
His adaptation of the book 'A Single Man' by Christopher Isherwood, is a highly stylised, achingly fashionable story set in the sixties. The narrative takes place throughout a day of a middle aged professor's life, who has lost track of the meaning of his life after the death of long term partner [professor played by Colin Firth and partner played by Matthew Goode]. Julianne Moore takes on the role as Firth's glamorous best friend, ensuring that the cast is as star studded as one of his catwalk shows.
The imagery and screenplay is as eloquently styled as you would expect, with impeccable portrayals of sixties fashion, whilst retaining the sense of a rugged, experimental indie flick. The styling enhances, rather than detracts from the deeply affecting story of love and loneliness playing out within the 99 minute duration.
View the preview clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tCxRO67gyk
Posted by Lucy Swan at 8:42 pm