When you hear that Tom Ford is directing a movie, you know that it will be picture-perfect – minimalistic but with an incredible attention to detail.
A Single Man didn’t disappoint. Colin Firth plays a well-liked but disenchanted English professor in 60s America who is contemplating suicide following the death of his gay partner.
Every frame is gorgeous, though a photogenic cast including Julianne Moore and Nick Hoult doesn’t hurt.
It’s a lot of smoking and a lot of fun, including Colin Firth + Julianne Moore dancing to the Blues Brothers.
I was enchanted by a scene where Julianne does her eye make-up – eyes are a recurring motif throughout the film and hers are beautifully done. I’ve loved 60s eye make-up since Russh did a feature on Edie Sedgewick style in one of their first issues.
I couldn’t help giving it a shot…
Unfortunately it doesn’t work so well with double eyelids so it probably won’t be a normal look..
I really recommend watching A Single Man – apart from the cinematography, there’s a lot of commentary about society’s attitudes towards gender roles in the 60s, and some biting truths about politics, relationships and life.