Sunday, February 21, 2010

a single man

Alan, Gareth, Carolyn, Moira+I went to see “A Single Man” at the Watershed yesterday afternoon. Based on Christopher Isherwood’s semi-autobiographical novel and featuring an outstanding Colin Firth as an English college professor in 1962 Los Angeles (Gareth was pleased to see Firth emerging from water once again – naked this time, not a wet shirt in sight!). Beautiful photography and elegantly-constructed scenes (directed by fashion designer Tom Ford – actually, everything was probably just a little too sumptuous!) and I loved how the film emerged from semi-monochrome to more intense colours (and back) as Firth engaged with some of the characters. Julianne Moore is wonderful as a best friend, confidante, semi-alcoholic divorcee.

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