After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club.
Jim's family were not going to tell George of the death or accident, let alone allow him to attend the funeral.
This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening.
As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim.
But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Over the years I've mentioned the book to gay filmmakers, several of whom knew it and liked it.
Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual ... They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was ... But all were chary of adapting a stream-of-consciousness narrative to the screen.
] A few times in my life I've had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp. See more » I loved Isherwood's novel (it's a novel, not a short story as a previous poster claimed) ever since it appeared back in 1964, to scathing reviews. That Tom Ford (of all people) has taken it on and done so well by it is rather astonishing.
And the world seems so fresh as though it had all just come into existence. Yes, being the Fashion God that he is the film looks lovely.
But it isn't all "look." Ford really understands what Isherwood was driving at. Nicholas Hoult a real surprise -- especially if you know him only for "About a Boy." And Julianne Moore is perfect as always.
And while casting an actor as great as Colin Firth is a logical production decision, knowing what to do with him requires real talent.
Designer Tom Ford, 52 and his long-time love of 27 years, Richard Buckley, 66, casually announced that they are now married at the Regent Street Apple store in London on April 7.
We think it is incredible that the couple is now committed in marriage after 27 years together.