The film was co-directed and co-written by Ronnie del Carmen and produced by Jonas Rivera, with music composed by Michael Giacchino. Riley, a young lady, is moved from her life in the Midwest when her father lands a position in San Fransisco. She needs her feelings to guide her through her new school, new individuals, and new life. Joy and Sadness need to discover her recollections and return them from the Home office before its past the point of no return.
This is the first foray into film for esteemed fashion designer Tom Ford, directing from his own script based on the Christopher Isherwood novel.
In a word, "A Single Man" is a triumph. It is easily one of the most Oscar-deserving films of the year. I was simply awestruck. The curtain rises on a despondent George Firth having lost his longtime partner. Sapped of energy and will, he struggles to wake each day and function as the brilliant college professor he's expected to be.
Few notice the change in him, but one student sees George as a magnet pulling him forward to a place even he doesn't understand. Kenny Hoult seems to glow like an angel in George's dark world and, yet, is a puzzle and presents a challenge which he doesn't necessarily want to confront at this stage in his life.
As is his custom, he turns to Charlotte Moore for a warm shoulder but the temperature drops amidst the chill surrounding George's bleak existence. Everything about this film -- the look, colors, pacing, shots, composition, cinematography, costumes, soundtrack -- says that an extraordinary amount of love and care went into it.
Special mention to director of photography Eduard Grau and editor Joan Sobel for their keen abilities to work lockstep with Ford in projecting his vision onto the screen.
Abel Korzeniowski's score is haunting and moving. Despite his design genius, Ford was generous enough to entrust costume designer Arianne Phillips with the freedom to work unencumbered.
Production designer Dan Bishop, with art direction by Ian Phillips and set decorator Amy Wells, created two worlds -- a cold, stark one in which George sees only hopelessness, and another warm, colorful one in which he has hope.
What stays with the viewer, though, is the enigmatic friendship between George and Kenny. Nicholas Hoult is absolutely mesmerizing in this. The way Ford shot him made people gasp.
He's lit, framed, and shot like an Adonis. Of course, that's the idea here. This will definitely be a break out role for the year-old.
The camera loves him, and it's a pretty daring performance. Most of all, this is a tour de force for Firth and a stunning achievement which is destined to be a highlight of his distinguished career.
The range of emotions and the extent to which his character must convey them through his eyes and facial expressions, with the copious use of long takes without dialogue, left me wide-eyed with wonder.
This is the stuff of great movies. They don't get much better than this. Was this review helpful to you?Our parents' guide goes beyond the MPAA ratings: Movies are rated according to how much sex, nudity, violence, gore & profanity they contain. A report from the Centre for Social Justice shows 75 per cent of families in parts of Sheffield, Liverpool and Birmingham are single-parent families.
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