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A single man [videorecording] /

by Ford, Tom [pro]; Scearce, David [aus]; Weitz, Chris [pro]; Miano, Andrew [pro]; Salerno, Robert [pro]; Firth, Colin [act]; Moore, Julianne [act]; Goode, Matthew [act]; Hoult, Nicholas [act]; Goodwin, Ginnifer [act]; Isherwood, Christopher; Fade to Black Productions; Depth of Field (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2010Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English dialogue ; optional English subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: $19.99 8/03/2010 (snl)Uniform titles: Single man (Motion picture).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986 -- Film adaptations | Gay men -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama | College teachers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama | Grief -- Drama | Loneliness -- Drama | Film adaptations | Fiction films | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedAwards: Winner, Best Actor (Colin Firth), 2010 BAFTA Awards ; Winner, Best Actor (Colin Firth), 2009 Venice Film Festival.Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult, Ginnifer Goodwin.Summary: After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor in Los Angeles struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

George Falconer (Colin Firth) feels lost. Not only is he still grieving the death of his longtime companion, Jim (Matthew Goode), but he's also a Brit teaching English at a California college. He's so distraught with heartbreak that he's decided to kill himself, and proceeds to get all his affairs in order while carrying on with what otherwise would be a normal day. He gives an unusually forceful lecture to his class, revealing enough that a perceptive student, Kenny (Nicholas Hoult), senses something is wrong with the professor; collects his important financial papers from his bank; buys bullets for a handgun he owns; and makes a visit to his best friend (Julianne Moore). But throughout these methodical preparations, George keeps running into people -- a colleague's daughter, a attractive gay hustler, and the sympathetic Kenny -- who offer him glimpses of why he should stay alive. A Single Man is the directorial debut of legendary fashion designer Tom Ford. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

$19.99 8/03/2010 (snl)

DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio).

English dialogue ; optional English subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult, Ginnifer Goodwin.

Director of photography, Eduard Grau ; editor, Joan Sobel ; music, Abel Korzeniowski.

After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor in Los Angeles struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all.

MPAA rating: R; for some disturbing images and nudity/sexual content.

Winner, Best Actor (Colin Firth), 2010 BAFTA Awards ; Winner, Best Actor (Colin Firth), 2009 Venice Film Festival.

Based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.

Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director, Tom Ford ; optional subtitled feature commentary by director, Tom Ford ; featurette, The making of a single man (ca. 16 min.).

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