It's November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. 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. 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 ... Written by
17 December 2009 (Israel)
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Opening Weekend: £502,009
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
During the DVD commentary, Tom Ford
says that when Jennifer (the little neighbor girl) speaks to George in the bank, some of what she says is based on Ford's own childhood. For instance, she has a pet scorpion because Ford and his sister also had a pet scorpion when they were little; her older brother is named "Tom" because Ford's own first name is Tom; she speaks of her brother Tom giving her hair treatments with eggs because that was something Ford did for his own sister many times; and she obliviously says that her brother Tom is "light in his loafers" (a slightly derogatory euphemism for being gay) because Ford is himself gay. See more
The aria "Ebben Ne andro lontana" from Catalani's opera La Wally is used in the film. The recording was released in 1992 by Naxos. The singer Miriam Gauci was born in 1957. That would have made her 5 years old at the time of the movie. See more
There will be no time for sentiment when the Russians fire a missile at us.
If it's going to be a world with no time for sentiment, Grant, it's not a world that I want to live in.
George's Waltz 1
Written and Performed by Shigeru Umebayashi See more