Sunday, 21 February 2010

A Single Man - Christopher Isherwood

As a treat my daughter and I went to the cinema on an Orange 2 for 1 ticket deal. As it was my shout, I got to choose the film. A Single Man didn’t disappoint. Colin Firth was brilliant as Isherwood’s grieving hero and the Tom Ford production was beautiful to watch. Not only were there some great suits (Armani is so last year!) there were some stunning visual sequences. Sometimes I felt that the director lingered just a few seconds too long over a shot, but the slow pace delivered the feel of the novel more accurately than I’d expected. This is definitely a film I’d watch again and I’m also going to re-read the novel - which is just a faint memory of a seventies affair with Isherwood’s writing. He was a great fan of Katherine Mansfield, and stole one of her sayings ‘I am a camera’ for the title of a story that later became a play.

3 comments:

  1. What an intriguing trailer.
    I haven't read "A Single Man", but the movie is on my too watch list, so I guess I should read it as well.

    Al

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  2. The film is excellent Al and I was very pleased that Colin Firth won a BAFTA for best actor last night.

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  3. And a BAFTA, unlike and Oscar, seems to be actually worthwhile.

    Al

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