Saturday, July 24, 2010

97. July 23/24, 2010 - A Single Man (2009)

This is such a beautiful film. When a director comes from another medium, sometimes the results are iffy. For instance, Julian Schnabel was a painter before he made The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Pretty, yes. Interesting enough story to sit through two hours, no. Tom Ford is a fashion designer, yet here he was able to use translate his sense of aesthetics into flowing camera work and creative use of color and haunting images that last well beyond the end of the movie. The fact that Matthew Goode and Colin Firth are attractive (yes, even with horn-rimmed glasses for the latter) only enhances the overall look.

My first entry, back during awards season, is here.

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