Friday, February 26, 2010

when a metamorph finds you interesting, don't take it likely...


that was the quote from a star trek this week. the one where this absolutely beautiful tall dark haired woman is taken out of "stasis" before she was supposed to meet her mate from another planet to make peace between them etc etc. blah. anyway she's an empath who can please any man etc etc and instead of her intended she "bonds" with Jean Luc, he painfully resists her, and she goes on to wed the weirdo dude from another planet with her heart always belonging to Captain Picard. well you get the picture. anyway, I really like that one episode, it makes me think of Lance from college and how he's the one guy I mentally connected with that I'd ever want to try a love life with. if that makes sense.. anyway. this post is really about "the Single Man". went out with my buddy tonight to see the film at the art museum downtown. very interesting film. what I like most about it was the attention to detail of the early 60s time period. clothes hair sets.....very serious film.... the ambiguous ending got to me a bit. I discussed with my friend how I'd like to imagine was might have happened next... Juianne Moore is gorgeous as ever. the movie really gives you a sense of what it must have been like in those times being all underground trying to find a true love... I couldn't help but consider FIrth's performance throughout the film. his character remains a bit prim throughout, but he does carry the film well. if you see the film, let me know your thoughts.

1 comment:

kent fischer said...

Was there also. Since I am older than you - but I won't tell you how much older. His reserve of his private life was something I have observed and probably lived at certain times. After viewing it at the museum, I would really like to see it again on a big screen with proper sound. (Alas it was at AMC for only one week and I didn't make it there).

His reserve came about from having to confine himself to the quote community standard, and he was only able to be himself with only the selected few whom he had chosen to reveal himself to. All the while the community standard was confining or restricting him on how one should behave and respond.

How difficult would it be, to be a romantic and not be able to really reveal it, but only to a select few? Otherwise you remain in that prim and reserved confinement.

Hmmmm this seems to be a recurring theme of trying to adjust ones self to fit the expectations of others - and not allowing one to be the true self. (Too many movies and plays to fit into this category)

It was a remarkable film to think that this was a first time for Tom Ford to direct, screen write and produce. But as Brian Hearn reveled to the audience, really Tom Fords past work experiences were combined together for this production. So maybe telling a story and presenting it is Tom Ford's revealing his true self.

So much for my thoughts....
Till later.....