Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Trailer Watch: A Single Man

Tom Ford's A Single Man is the first real film to have a true emergence from the festival circuit. Most notably, the film's star, Colin Firth, won the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival. Supposedly about a man (Firth) mourning the death of his lover, the trailer contains many things: wonderfully photographed images, a sophisticated soundtrack, and most importantly Julianne Moore (who I'd be willing to watch in anything, including Next, where she acted so poorly I tried to convince myself it was avant-garde). Will A Single Man's buzz last till Oscar time? I'm not sure, because even mid-September is too early to tell, but it's exciting to see the usually flighty Firth in something with true gravitas.

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