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A SINGLE MAN – a film by Tom Ford

December 16, 2009

Aparently it did well at Cannes and Colin Firth is being tauted as a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination. I read great things about it, but the trailer is ridiculously ambiguous -no dialogue, fast cuts of artsy-looking people looking miserable — so that has me worried that it’s all hype.

Fashion designer Tom Ford talks to two semi-naked male extras on the set of his directorial debut movie, “The Single Man”. The film is based on Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel of the same name and is set over a day in the life of a man who suddenly loses his lover in a tragic accident.

It’s not exactly going to cross over into the mainstream. It looks exquisite – as you’d expect – but it’s a bit airless and while not being completely shallow, it lacks depth. You admire the clothes and interiors, etc., but it’s not particularly engagin on an emotional level.

That’s what I was afraid of — all style and no substance.But you can bet he’ll be in every frickin magazine during the film’s release, staring at us contemptuously with his little white shirt and black jacket.