Thursday, January 28, 2010

Review : A Single Man

 
First of all, Tom Ford deserves the highest praise for his adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's novel. The costumes, cinematography, the symbolism, and the ART. Never have I ever seen a film with a gay storyline depicted with such class as this one. This time it wasn't just a gay story, it was the experience of love between two men who just happened to be gay. Kudos, Tom.

Tom Ford's vision for this movie was subtle yet aggressive - it was like being punched in the face with a velvet glove.  There was a lot of symbolism - easily identifiable by the audience - which gave the film substance. This was not your average made-for-entertainment film. Sometimes there is beauty in agony...at least that what I took from this film. On a side note, Julianne Moore = love! I loved her character : think Lynn Wyatt with too much champagne and a gay best friend... 

If you want to see it, you will have to wait a couple of weeks when it returns to Houston. I HIGHLY recommend it. 

Peace and love.

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