The little film clip I have posted here this morning comes from A Single Man, a wonderful film released in 2009, featuring Colin Firth and Nicholas Hoult. That’s Nick in the film clip. The story’s set in Southern California in the early 1960s. Firth’s character is a gay man, a college professor, whose partner has just been killed in an auto accident. The film traces the events of his life in the weeks that follow his loss. Nick Hoult portrays one of Firth’s students. He is also gay, and the two develop a sort of friendship, albeit a brief one.
If you have never sen A Single Man, you really should. The film’s based on a story written by Christopher Isherwood, a British writer who immigrated to the U. S. to become a screenwriter, back in the 1950s. Isherwood was openly gay, a daring way to live at the time. He also lived in Berlin in the 1930s, when the Nazi movement was growing in power. The film Cabaret is based on one of his stories appearing in his anthology The Berlin Stories.
You can check out A Single Man here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1315981/?ref_=nv_sr_1 and you can check out The Berlin Stories here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Berlin-Stories-Christopher-Isherwood/dp/081121804X
It’s a windy, overcast day, here on my little island. I skipped my morning beach walk due to the weather. I’ll spend my morning writing, and then I’ll visit the YMCA for a workout and lap-swimming. I pick up my lovely boyfriend at the airport tonight, and I’ll also attend an annual gathering of guys I attended high school with, at a friend’s house. I have much to do, so I’ll wish everyone a wonderful Friday, wherever you might be.