He betrays very little emotion, and certainly his thoughts cannot be read in his eyes. It may work for George, but it didn't work for me. Summary: Set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, A Single Man, is the story of George Falconer, a 52 year old British college professor who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim. That evening George meets Charley for dinner. The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. You could spend hours of your life here, in a state of suspended insecurity, meditating on the multiplicity of things to eat.
If Ford doesn't scream inside, and I have no reason to believe he does, perhaps the film faithfully reflects his idea of himself and George. What makes everything fly so high is a fantastic performance by Colin Firth. They spend the night talking and drinking beer before going to bed. Shooting random street scenes is fine but I think he's out of line when he's perched up on the railing at Nana plaza filming punters coming and going with their bar fines for the night. Isn't it pretty to think so. Like with many of John's releases of the late-70s and the 1980s, it received generally mixed reviews from critics. He goes instead to the liquor store to buy a bottle of Tanqueray gun, his favorite.
For her performance, Julianne Moore was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for. Growing up in Britain as he did in the 1920s and 1930s, he must have found few people with whom he could share his true nature. His game plan is apparently to complete this day in an orderly way, and then shoot himself, still above reproach. With a renewed will to live, George suffers a massive heart attack in bed and is reunited with Jim, who kisses him whilst his heart stops beating and they are once again together. When events take place to interrupt his routine, he tries to maintain his demeanor unchanged. George goes instead to purchase additional ammunition for the pistol he intends to use to kill himself. Many designers are known for their own faultless appearances.
George passes out and wakes up in bed with Kenny asleep in another room. Tom Ford takes enormous visual risks in the telling of his story. Firth also received , and nominations for Best Actor. The returning members of his band are percussionist and guitarist ; the latter played on only one song on the album. Perfekt besetzt mit Julianne Moore und dem für seine Rolle Oscar®-nominierten Colin Firth! Firth plays George superbly, as a man who prepares a face to meet the faces that he meets.
Firth wisely doesn't try to signal this, because any attempt to do so would break the facade and reduce his rather awesome performance to acting-out. Charley is seen in his way, which may not be hers. Archived from on July 9, 2010. If you know how to market, you can market. Archived from on 19 June 2013. They talk in a code long practiced.
He even selects the suit and shirt he wants to be buried in. I want to return to those six words. Trost findet George bei seiner besten Freundin Charley Julianne Moore , einer Schönheit von 48 Jahren, die selbst mit Zukunftsfragen zu kämpfen hat. Also featured on these tracks are the backing vocals of the female staff from John's record label, Rocket Records, credited as 'The South Audley Street Girl's Choir'. George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim.
George gallantly says it should be another time and does not take Kenny up on his offer. He has no particular history of suicidal thoughts and has never been classified a danger to himself and others. Though they initially reminisce and amuse themselves by dancing, Charley's desire for a deeper relationship with George and her failure to understand his relationship with Jim angers George. More happens later in the evening, but you will see for yourself. Archived from on October 6, 2009.
Abel Korzeniowski was nominated for a. Archived from on 19 May 2012. She offers sympathy she barely means and which he barely feels. It is horrible that this may be the most meaningful relationship right now in either of their lives. January 28, 2010, at the. It has been eight months since his lover died, and he still grieves.