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
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Opening Weekend: £502,009
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
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
(2009) film crew, and the property has been the subject of a long-stymied mixed-use apartment and commercial development attempt called "Westgate Pasadena." See more
In the scene nearing the end of the movie, where Falcon goes to the open door to view the full moon, there is an owl in the scene. This owl in the movie is a Eurasian Eagle Owl, only found deep in the forests of Europe and Asia. There would never be a wild Eurasian Eagle owl in L.A. See more
Let's leave the Jews out of this just for a moment and think of another minority, one that can go unnoticed if it has to.
Written and Performed by Shigeru Umebayashi See more