Saturday, September 12, 2009

Trailer Rush: A Single Man

On the tale of its well-received opening at the Venice Film Festival, the trailer to arthouse film A Single Man, starring Colin Firth. Take a look:

At the current moment I know very little about this film. While the trailer was visually interesting, it gives nothing as to what the film is about. All that I really know about it (and I had to look this all up online) is that Colin Firth plays an academic living in Los Angeles who is grieving over the recent loss of his lover. It seems to be a character piece from what I understand, but from the trailer it also has this very intriguing visual style about it.

The film has gotten rave critic reviews from the Venice Film Festival, being predicted to sweep the awards show there. As well many are chatting up Colin Firth's performance as the finest of his career thus far, I believe him to be a fine actor so it is very intriguing to hear such a claim. As well the critics all seem to rave about director and former fashion designer Tom Ford's visually inspiring direction. Many claim he's an auteur in the making.

While this film looks and sounds a tad more absurdist than I am usually accustomed to seeing, this particular film will find an audience with a great many people, even if I don't happen to be one of them.

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