A single man

Colin Firth as George Falconer in ‘A single man’

 

A single man

Colin Firth is outstanding in a Christopher Isherwood adaptation, but some scenes in Tom Ford’s stylish directing debut are outrageously ad-like, says Peter Bradsham.

To escape an assignment for my favorite New York client Bob Crozier, I watched an instagram film and appreciated every minute, with no knowledge of what I was watching, even the drama slipped my attention. I feel admiration for the stoical discretion of the expatriated Brit. George Falconer says things like, I’m British I love it when it’s cold and wet.

 




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a 100-minute commercial for men’s ­cologne: Bereavement by Dior. Resplendent, almost radioactive with grief.


 

It is 1962, the Cuban missile ­crisis has left America in a jittery mood. My family lived on the western shore of lake Starnberg (near Munich, Bavaria) and I remember a day when civilian officers had installed a direct line, while my family still had red passports, so that we could get flown out.

 

 

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