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A Single Man

A Single Man
  • 2009
  • USA
  • 99 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tom Ford
  • Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult
  • Website: www.asingleman-movie.com

The fashion industry's Ford adapts Christopher Isherwood's spare, lyrical study of alienation and loss for his film debut. Tracing a day in the life of George Falconer (Firth), a middle-aged English college professor, a series of flashbacks outline George's 16-year relationship with the recently deceased Jim (Matthew Goode). A frustrating experience, this is at times achingly moving, but ultimately it relies too heavily on redundant visual gimmicks.

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A Single Man - Christopher Isherwood and the silver screen

3 Feb 2010

With Tom Ford’s stylish adaptation of A Single Man tipped for Oscar glory, Allan Radcliffe looks into novelist Christopher Isherwood’s enduring relationship with the silver screen. Think of Christopher Isherwood, and the first image that springs to…

A Single Man

1 Feb 20103 stars

(12A) 99min Tom Ford, the fashion industry’s Dorian Gray, adapts Christopher Isherwood’s spare, lyrical study of alienation and loss for his film debut (as director and screenwriter). A Single Man traces a day in the life of George Falconer…

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