A Single Man

Lee Pace as Grant
Directed by Tom Ford
Written by Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce
Release Date: December 17, 2009
Also starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Trivia & Facts

• Tom Ford financed the film himself.

• The film was shot in just 21 days.

• The scenes set at the college where George teaches were filmed on the grounds of what was once Ambassador College in Pasadena. Ambassador College was founded during the 1940s by then-famous radio preacher Herbert W. Armstrong to groom students for lives of service to their churches. Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, enrollment rose enough that other branches of the school were opened in the UK and Texas, but by 1990, enrollment had fallen so much that the Pasadena campus was closed (all campuses had closed by 1997). Since 1990, the former Ambassador Pasadena campus buildings have been periodically used by a high school, for church services, and by the A Single Man film crew, and the property has been the subject of a long-stymied mixed-use apartment and commercial development attempt called “Westgate Pasadena.”

• While reading on the couch, Jim shows that he is reading ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ by Truman Capote. Lee appeared in Infamous, which chronicles Capote’s life during the writing of In Cold Blood.

Memorable Quotes

Grant: There will be no time for sentiment when the Russians fire a missile at us.

Quotes About The Film

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External Links

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