A Single Man: DVD Review
A Single Man
A Single Man,
based on the book of the same name, is the directorial debut of Tom Ford and the
film which saw plaudits rained down upon its leading actor, Colin Firth.
Firth stars as Professor George Falconer, a gay
English professor who lives in 1960s Southern California. As the film begins -
and via viewers' flashback, he's told by a phone call that his long term partner
Jim (Goode) has been killed in a car crash.
he can't find a reason to go on, he decides to put his affairs in order and end
his own life.
A Single Man is a stylistically
heavy film - it won't surprise you to learn that it's from the same production
design team who make TV's Mad Men; in fact a lot of the stylish recreations of
the time are perfectly encapsulated on the screen.
A Single Man is Colin Firth's film, I really am going to have to
re-evaluate him because he's sensational and sears on the screen in this -
particularly in the scene where he's told of his partner's death - just
Extras: Making of,
and audio commentary by Tom Ford.