Fellow Move Lovers
A SINGLE MAN
Never has a broken heart been rendered as achingly beautiful as Colin Firth’s portrayal of Professor George Falconer in Tom Ford’s A Single man. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one will empathize with the excruciating pain and realization that the absence, the void is eternal.
George moves through his life, a life where everything is obsessively organized; shirts, ties, bedroom, kitchen all sterile and bereft of warmth, knowing that one uncontrolled movement will shatter into a thousand points of light, the havoc within. He looks in the mirror and sees not what the world sees but a vessel housing and protecting his pain. He has made it sacred.
An art historian said that a work of art interrogates the time in which it was created.
This movie based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood takes place in 1962. Tom Ford (a fashion designer); Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and the musical score by Abel Korzeniowski have depicted a story of love and loss with such dignity and integrity that it will rest forever on a pedestal of movie masterpieces.