I rented the movie “A Single Man” staring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, the movie was written and directed by Tom Ford. It was the first movie in a long time where I loaded the DVD and couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. A movie about passion, deep emotions, love, and feeling lost. I was captivated by the 1960’s era that the movie was set in, the women looked so put together, polished and feminine, a look that I would like to bring back. It was a time where having cocktails (gin and tonic or a Manhattan) before dinner and dancing in your living room was considered the norm.
I was impressed with Tom Ford and his directorial debut, a movie where he was forced to finance the nearly $7 million project with his own money. Mr. Ford left Gucci in 2004 where he was a superstar designing 16 collections a year. The movie shows how meticulous Tom Ford is with his vision, the angles he shoots and the artsy aspect of the film. I can appreciate as an artist myself the indie feeling of the film. As Felicia Feaster put in her review of the movie “More than anything, the film is about the quicksilver moments of beauty and grace in our lives that allow us to rise above the truth of our own mortality.”