Tony Ward for GQ Spain
A Single Man - Tom Ford’s debut as a director resulted in an outstanding movie, driven by emotion and amazing photography. Tom Ford’s personal stamp is easily recognized throughout the movie, with main character George Falconer (Colin Firth) showing impeccably dressed from head to toe in every scene: tailored slim suits, crisp white dress shirts, slim ties, black laced oxfords shoes and thick black spectacles make up the character’s ensemble, perfectly complemented by details such as pocket squares and tie bars. Also, the movie succeeds in recreating the world of 1960’s Ivy League Colleges, capturing its aura not only in the looks portrayed by the students at Campus (mostly preppy), but also in their posture and attitude (got to love the scene where everyone’s smoking during class). Besides the excellence exuded by the movie’s wardrobe, as we have come to expect from Tom Ford, one of the things that blew me away was the color/black&white dichotomy: the use of this technique is mind blowing during the film, aimed at enhancing your perception of the character’s state of mind, almost as if the appearance of color suggested a rush of blood to the head, providing a newly found reason to live. A must see.