Christmas is coming!
Fake poster meme: Colin Firth & Rupert Graves.
Romantic Drama ► [please. do insert something along the lines that they are political enemies but fall in love with each other throughout the way.]
Did you find it a paradox that in “A Single Man,” you were playing a man close to the end of his life, and yet you had to get in absolute perfect physical condition for the nude scenes?
It is. And bless you for saying “perfect physical condition.” It had a lot to do with lighting. Basically, I think that George tries to achieve perfection out of desperation. He puts on his cuff links and his tie pin as if his life depended on them. I got the sense that this is a man, if you take away his tie pin, he will fall apart.
The scene with George getting dressed in the morning, it takes time in the morning to become George … That’s body armor. That is not decoration. That is not vanity. That is a weapon against a terror of complete chaos, which I think is raging inside him. He is grief-stricken to an almost hysterical degree. He’s woken up in the morning, and among the first things you hear him say … is that it hurts to wake up. He does not like being in the present moment. Waking up begins with the words “am” and “now.” That’s the way the novel starts. And inhabiting the present is intolerable. And that is why he’s decided to kill himself. In his world, in his perception, that is a perfectly rational decision to make.
And what I think is magical about this story is that everything that happens to him is a challenge to that decision. The decision to give up on life, he has passed judgment on life that it has not been worth living, and everything that happens challenges that…. He meets the little girl from next door, who has suddenly gone from being the brat next door to the most beautiful child he’s ever seen. And I think one of the most poignant things about the story is that the things that he sees, which are all like visions of beatitude or holy revelations, are all completely and utterly mundane and everyday things. The sunset, which looks like a vision of paradise, is just smog. The most beautiful face he’s ever seen in his life is the hustler outside the liquor store. … [Tom Ford is] heightening things because this is George’s perception. … Whether it’s the owl in the back garden or breathing the night air…. These are all things that conspire to make him want to live.
(Photo: Thank you, Getty Contour and letsgo-mag.)
Based on a true story, director Jonathan Teplitzy brings the heartfelt and memorable movie, he Railway Man, to the Toronto International Film Festival.
The story is based on a man named Eric Lomax, played by Colin Firth, who was one of the prisoners of World War 2 that were forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway. Because of this, he was traumatized. A few years later, he meets Patricia Wallace, played by Nicole Kidman, on a train and they fall in love. She then discovers that the officer who tortured Eric, played by Hiroyuki Sanada, was still alive and she is then faced with the decision on whether or not to stand by her husband Eric, knowing he could do terrible things to his past torturer.
Cast members, Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sam Reid, and Jeremy Irvine were present at the red carpet event at Roy Thompson Hall. Also, actress Kelly Rowan was at the event as well to support the cast of the flick.