“A single man” is one of those films that cannot be fully appreciated the first time it is watched. That is because it is something of a masterpiece and. as with any masterpiece, it takes time and numerous viewings to understand its full value. It is first and foremost a beautiful piece of art: perfectly styled, shot and colored. The screenplay perfectly adapted from the novel and the music perfectly used in each scene.
The story of an utterly hopeless man who seemingly cannot be pulled back to life is perfectly portrayed by Colin Firth. When he won an Academy Award for Best Actor a year later for another role in “The King’s Speech”, Firth actually thanked Tom Ford, famous designer and director of “A Single Man”.
Below one of the best quotes from the film:
“A few times in my life I’ve had moments of absolute clarity. When for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. It’s as though it had all just come into existence. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.”