A Single Man (2009)

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A Single Man: Directed by Tom Ford. With Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode. An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

“Iu0026#39;ve seen u0026quot;A Single Manu0026quot; twice already at different screenings and I believe I will see it again and again. Yes, for me is one of those films. Thank you Tom Ford and thank you Colin Firth. I love Colin and my favorite performance of his dates back to 1989 u0026quot;Apartment Zerou0026quot;. George Falconer, Colinu0026#39;s character in u0026quot;A Single Manu0026quot; seems to me the flip side of Adrian Leduc, Colinu0026#39;s character in u0026quot;Apartment Zerou0026quot;. George has had a real life and grieves the death of his companion. Adrian Leduc never had a companion and his grief is based on his total inability to connect with people. George believes that human connection is at the center of everything and puts that thought into practice. Adrian worships James Dean, George doesnu0026#39;t think that much of James Dean, he actually says it. Adrian wears white shirts made of cheap material and he launders them himself. George wears impeccably cut white shirts that he has professionally laundered. They seem tiny details but they become overwhelming when you know both characters. George even hurts himself and wears a band aid just like Adrian during the last 15 minutes of u0026quot;Apartment Zerou0026quot; I love Colin Firth because heu0026#39;s an actor that can give you so much doing, seemingly, so little. It compel us to participate and include our own thoughts and feelings. The love of George for his lover is as pungent and real as anything Iu0026#39;ve ever seen on the screen. It is a cinematic triumph and as Iu0026#39;m writing about it I feel a sort of urge to see it again, just as it happened to me when I saw u0026quot;Apartment Zerou0026quot; for the first time. I felt then that Colin deserved an Oscar nomination for Adrian, he will get it for George. This is the first comment I ever wrote and it comes out of a profound need to share this emotion. When movies can do that, film lovers all over the world have real reason to celebrate and Iu0026#39;m celebrating.”

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