In the eating area, you pull yourself together and put on some pants, for Christ’s sake—you’re By the time he arrives at work—though when Tom Ford is Tom Ford’s brand, Tom Ford never really leaves work—he puts death to the back of his mind, though not so far back that it is disconnected from his life now.
He is known for his meticulousness, and that meticulousness has paid off with a quality of experience down every vertical he has: Roni Brunn, a fashion designer, was familiar with the general excellence of a Tom Ford product.
He put it into one of the art galleries in the back of his mind, letting it incubate. Three years later, when he was ﬁnally ready to write the screenplay, it took only six weeks.
But if you look harder, Ford says, it’s about something more elemental than that—something more nouveau Tom Ford than that: “It’s a movie about ﬁnding the people in your life that mean something and not letting them get away.” He speaks from his diaphragm, his voice aspirating out deeply like the last part of a breath.
And the secret is that he’s going to die.’ ” This focuses him, reminds him he has only a short amount of time to create new worlds.
“Jack doesn’t yet feel the pain that humans, all of us, feel and will feel.” It puts you in a mind to think about those things—the urgency of existence coming down on you like a foot on your throat.
He waves his hands around like a traffic cop in a music video—stop, now go go go—but then he makes it his own with a graceful wristy flourish at the end.
“That’s the whole point of it.” is based upon and he bought the rights immediately, even though he didn’t know what he’d do with it.
Oh, it’s just going to be old and die.’ And that makes that puppy even more beautiful.” He leans forward. Years ago, he tells me, he would have sat up straighter and made sure his suit was falling exactly right. He said he wanted to live in an adobe in the desert with his dog and make sculpture; he suggested, in this very magazine, that all men should be sexually penetrated, and then he maybe (definitely) propositioned his interviewer. It’s now, and now he’s more interested in having a good talk than a wild time.