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Tom Ford Talks 'A Simple Man' to V Magazine

Tom Ford Talks 'A Simple Man' to V Magazine

Julianne Moore and Colin Firth, stars of A Single Man, pose for the film’s director, fashion designer Tom Ford, in issue #63 of V Magazine, out January 12.

The film, a story of a professor who can’t make sense of life after his longtime love dies, also stars Matthew Goode and Nicholas Hoult.

Here’s what Tom had to share about the making of A Single Man:

On being nervous about his directorial debut: “I was very conscious of making it look like I knew exactly what the f— I was doing. But, sure, I didn’t sleep the night before because I was terrified of having to say “Cut!” in front of a bunch of people.”

On opening up to audiences: “There is a lot of my own life in the film. People say that when you start to write something you should always write what you know, so I had to ask myself, I know what I am as a fashion designer, but what am I about as a filmmaker? What do I believe in? Why should anyone see a Tom Ford film?”

On having to read reviews: “When you put that much of yourself out there, of course you’re terrified. Terrified! But I’ve never let potential terror or fear stop me. In my adult life I’ve understood that if I put an enormous amount of love and honesty into something, usually that shows in the end.”

A Single Man opens in limited release this Friday. For more from Tom Ford, check out V Magazine, on newsstands January 12 or on VMagazine.com.

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Photos: Tom Ford/V Magazine
Posted to: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Ford

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22 Comments

# 1

he talks “a simple man” or “a single man”, Jared? :P

# 2

I really really really want to see this. Too bad I missed it at TIFF.

# 4

A movie with the great Colin Firth! You cannot go wrong with those actors.

# 5

What a beautiful cast! I can’t wait! January can’t come any sooner!

# 6

Love Colin and Tom!

# 7

a lot of cats!! all!! dam…!!!

# 8
christine @ 12/09/2009 at 7:38 am

“But I’ve never let potential terror or fear stop me. In my adult life I’ve understood that if I put an enormous amount of love and honesty into something, usually that shows in the end.”
———————
VERY GOOD.
And ‘Honesty’…..
Too bad there are alot of DISHONEST FRAUDS out there.

# 9

I CANNOT WAIT to see this. I have the book on hold at the library. Supposedly, this movie is visually STUNNING and Colin Firth turns in an amazing performance.

Moore looks awesome. She’s a great looking red head.

I can think of a lot worse reasons tolkose sleep!

That is one beautiful photo of Julianne. Cannot wait to catch this movie. Hopefully, it will be shown in cinemas in my city.

-meream

Ford started off w a great cast & strong source material. He had no where to go from there but up. So why did Jamie Bell bail on the project?

@Becca: If I were you, I’d go straight for the book!

Doesn’t sound like a stretch for him!

Doesn’t sound like a stretch for him!

Not much of a stretch, eh?

As I wonder where is Tom Ford doing these days? Here comes the ads…
Hurray, Tom Ford, you got people talking (after showing naked guys)…Score!! Just like Kate Moss
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