david scearce

GEORGE: 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 and the world seems so fresh. It’s as though it’s all just come into existence. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I’ve lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realise that everything is exactly the way it’s meant to be.

— Tom Ford and David Scearce, A Single Man (based on the eponymous novel by Christopher Isherwood)

GEORGE: It takes time in the morning for me to become George, time to adjust to what is expected of George and how he is to behave. By the time I’ve dressed and put the final layer of polish on the now slightly stiff but quite perfect George, I know fully what part I’m supposed to play. Looking in the mirror staring back at me isn’t so much a face as the expression of a predicament.

— Tom Ford and David Scearce, A Single Man (based on the eponymous novel by Christopher Isherwood)