Last night, we caught the late night viewing of A Single Man… it was one of the most GORGEOUS films I have ever seen.
^Interview with Tom Ford on Ellen starts out at about 45 sec
director: Tom Ford, source: maisonchaplin –
“AFTER SPENDING A DECADE RAISING THE VENERABLE GUCCI+YSL FASHION HOUSES OUT OF THE ASHES OF OVERBRANDING AND APATHY AND WHILE CURRENTLY ENJOYING GREAT SUCCESS FROM HIS EPONYMOUS FASHION LINE, TOM FORD HAS DECIDED TO VENTURE INTO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AND EXTREMELY DIFFICULT MEDIUM-FILM.” source: Leblog
pictured: Tom Ford, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult, source: britfancy.blogspot
Two things I absolutely am obsessed with from Tom Ford’s premier movie direction 1. he conveyed feeling – the feeling of being on the beach on a hot sunny day, the quirky personalities, moments that usually pass unnoticed… This was accomplished through a shift in usual film perspective (ex camera angle, color, lighting, timing) Every second of the movie was choreographed extraordinarily… blah blah blah 2. The set & character styling -> Every detail of the 60’s dress & atmosphere seemed to be perfectly thought out (probably because of the same stylist, Dan Bishop, as madmen!)
^ based on this book! source: hollywoodoutbreak
A Single Man is a 2009 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. It was directed by fashion designer Tom Ford, who, as a first-time director, had to finance it himself. The film stars Colin Firth as the protagonist George Falconer, a gay British university professor living in Southern California in 1962. The film places emphasis on the clothes and architecture of the 1960s; the production design is by the same team that designed the TV series Mad Men, which is set in the same era.
The film premiered on September 11, 2009 at the 66th Venice International Film Festival and went on the film festival circuit. After it screened at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, The Weinstein Company picked it up for distribution in the United States and Germany. An initial limited run in the U.S. was planned for December 2009 to qualify it for the 82nd Academy Awards with a wider release planned for early 2010.
source: Wikipedia – a single man
^ Love the styling in this room!
“Who better to design a sixties period piece than Mad Men’s Dan Bishop (production designer) and Amy Wells (set decorator)? From the main character George’s Neura styled glass house to the sixties circular sofa, one feels they stepped into a time machine” (OMG just discovered this!!! lovee madmen!) source: cinemastyle
^glass house in the film – soo cool, source: instyle
The story was pretty good – but what is most memorable is the cinematography… Tom Ford managed to visually convey beauty in every situation (even in the darkest of moments). In case you were interested in seeing – This deep and intense film also was pleasant and fascinating.