Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Single Man



2009 American Feature

Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simpkins, Ginnfer Goodwin and Lee Pace
Director: Tom Ford
Writers: Tom Ford and David Scearce, based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood

Synopsis:
College professor George Falconer, still reeling from the death of his partner, plans to end his own life. His final day is filled with preparations, doubt, and unexpected hope.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 85% / Audience: 78%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 77% / Audience: 8.2%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award nomination for Best Actor (Firth).
  • AFI Award for Movies of the Year.
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor (Firth); also nominated for Best Costume Design.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Actor (Firth), Supporting Actress (Moore), Adapted Screenplay and Art Direction.
  • Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Dorian Awards for Film of the Year, LGBT-Themed Film of the Year and Film Performances of the Year (Firth).
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor (Firth), Supporting Actress (Moore) and Original Score.
  • Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best First Feature, Male Lead (Firth) and First Screenplay.
  • International Cinephile Society Awards for Best Actor (Firth) and Original Score.
  • London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year (Firth).
  • Movie Dearest Award for Movie of the Year.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor (Firth).
  • Venice Film Festival Queer Lion Award and Best Actor (Firth).
  • World Soundtrack Awards for Discovery of the Year (Composer Abel Korzeniowski) and Public Choice.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut. Ford financed the film himself.
  • Casting Call: Jamie Bell.
  • Artist Don Bachardy, the long-time partner of Christopher Isherwood, makes a cameo appearance in the English Department staff room scene. A piece of Bachardy's artwork can also be seen in the film.
  • Fashion journalist Richard Buckley, Tom Ford's partner, also has a cameo appearance, in the waiting room scene at the college.

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