Tom Ford talks about his film, A Single Man

Peter Guber and Tom Ford chat about A Simple Man on Encore’s new half-hour news and interview series, “In The House”

Get on the A List, Interview Cliff NotesTom Ford chats with Peter Guber about his new film A Single Man starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.

He is the guest on Encore’s new half-hour news and interview series, “In The House” this Thursday, December 3rd at 5:30 p.m. (et/pt).

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Tom Ford on his first film, A Simple Man

“I had complete creative control of this. I found the project, produced the project, directed the project and financed the project. I have to say, I don’t know if I could work any other way.”


Tom Ford speaks about how women will relate to Julianne Moore’s role in the film

“This is something that women can relate to. No one ever talks about female mid-life crisis in our culture. Women today (our film is based in the early ’60s), a beautiful woman is one of the most powerful things. They learn to move through society by the way we objectify them…and then…all of sudden… at a certain age…it’s just pulled from under them. And what do they do? They’ve played the game and they’ve done everything that our culture tells them that they’re supposed to do.”


Ford’s goal for A Single Man

“The film was designed to be something from the heart and I think whenever you do that, whenever you’re passionate about something, usually people can feel that passion on the other end.”


Peter Guber asks how to market a challenging film, like A Single Man

“We’re not talking so much about marketing here – you’re talking about marketing; I talk about marketing my fragrance and my sunglasses – with this I’m talking about something I’m passionate about and letting it speak to audiences.”


On Ford’s expansion from fashion to directing

“As a fashion designer, it is fulfilling, but it doesn’t last too long. Great fashion is always very current – of the moment. A piece of film, whatever the time…you’re caught up in the moment.”

Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in a still from Tom Ford's film, A Single Man

Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in a still from Tom Ford’s film, A Single Man



“In The House, ” Encore’s half-hour news and interview series premiers thisThursday, December 3rd at 5:30 p.m. (et/pt)


A SINGLE MAN is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. Set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, it is the story of a British college professor (Colin Firth) who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner. The story is a romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition, and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.
A SINGLE MAN is produced by Tom Ford through his Los Angeles based production company, Fade to Black, in association with Chris Weitz and Andrew Miano of Depth of Field, and Robert Salerno of Artina Films. The screenplay is written by Tom Ford and David Scearce.

Colin Firth, Julianne Moore

Tom Ford


Photo, Tom Ford and Peter Guber, Starz Entertainment

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