RIP to Donald Goerke, the inventor of SpaghettiOs, who has passed on at 83...
Fashion designer Tom Ford made his directorial debut with this adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel about an expat British professor teaching in L.A. in 1962, walking wounded after the death of his longtime partner months earlier in a car crash. The pace drags at times, but, as might be expected, Ford's eye is impeccable, both for composition & for period detail.
Above all, the film hosts a classic performance by Colin Firth in the title role. The flashback scene in which he learns of his lover's accident is a one-take stunner.
Monday, January 18, 2010
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