This afternoon, Fee and I went to see A Single Man (based on Christopher Isherwood's novel). Don't miss it. Colin Firth, as the aging English teacher George Falconer, is marvelous, and the film is visually enthralling.
One of the first things I noticed on George Falconer's book shelves was a copy of The Dyer's Hand by W.H. Auden. I have loved this book of essays (a most personal and enjoyable collection of Auden's literary criticism) for years. The book Falconer has assigned his class is Alduous Huxley's After Many a Summer Dies the Swan. All kinds of literary and film tropes are wrapped in A Single Man.
I rarely enjoy watching movies more than once, but this is one of the movies that I really want to see again. I definitely intend to read the novel.