Only just saw the trailer for The Single Man, a film by designer Tom Ford. Was going to resist blogging about it, let alone seeing it, after a somewhat scathing review from an anonymous at the Daily Mail. The article titled ‘Confessions of a fashionista: Why does designer ‘slash’ film director Tom Ford think he can master any industry?’ verbally bashes Fords’ ability in co-writing and directing The Single Man.
The film stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, ironically two favourites of mine. Its set in the early 60s, and is about an openly gay English professor called George who, after the sudden death of his partner tries to go about his typical day in Los Angeles. It begins a tragedy though, as George has decided this ‘typical day’ will be his last.
It doesn’t really sound like a film I’d be into to be honest. I think the ‘tragedy from the beginning’ throws me off. However, film critic Betsey Sharkey from Los Angeles Times is convinced: “We’re always looking for those performances that truly define an actor, where we can sit back and simply watch the talent soar. For Colin Firth, “A Single Man” is that film.”
And, on the plus side, being set in the 60’s (personally, one of my favourite eras for fashion) and directed by Tom Ford, there’s sure to be some fabulous costume and makeup choices!
So maybe I’ll risk crying like a baby in the cinema, and go see The Single Man, out in cinemas 12th February.