Thursday, February 25, 2010

Waiting for the boys to wake up & A Single Man


Killing time, waiting for the boys (B. and G.) to wake up from their induced 
sleep (see the post from this morning here), amongst other things, I watched 
on the ABC iView the latest episode of the 'At the Movies' show, compered by 
the always reliable reviewers Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton. One of 
the films discussed was Tom Ford's 'A Single Man'. I've listened to a couple of 
podcasts of Colin Firth being interviewed about his role in the film, as well as 
Tom talking about it with Terry Gross at the NPR podcast 'Fresh Air' (both of 
them, Colin and Tom, are highly articulate and intelligent), so I was quite 
interested on Margaret and David's take on the movie. Both of them were 
highly congratulatory on Firth ('his best performance so far', according to 
David), but the movie itself could have done with some messiness in it (as a 
response to Ford's unrelentingly immaculately designed beautiful scenes), they 
both argued. It was 3.5 stars out of 5 from both of them. One to see, 
regardless, I'm sure, what's wrong with this kind of 'intelligent design'.

The artworks in the background:

Stanislaw Fijalkowski
Czerwona Szarfa (Red Sash), 1995
Screenprint, 67.5 x 48 cm, edition 12/20
Esa Jaske Collection


Simeon Nelson
Trimatrix, 1995
Acrylic, MDF
Esa Jaske Collection

Simeon Nelson
Desiring Machine, 2005
Plasma cut 25mm galvanised steel
1000 x 1000 x 3800cm

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