Tom Ford: 'Nocturnal Animals is a cautionary tale'
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 November 2016
Tom Ford says his latest movie, neo-noir thriller 'Nocturnal Animals' is a "cautionary tale" about disloyalty
Tom Ford says 'Nocturnal Animals' is a "cautionary tale" about disloyalty.
The fashion designer's second movie stars Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Isla Fisher and Tom - who has a son Alexander with his husband Richard Buckley - says the neo-noir psychological thriller was inspired by his belief in loyalty.
He told the New York Post's Page Six: "Loyalty is something that is very important to me. I've been with the same person for the last 30 years. This is a story about finding people in your life who mean something to you and holding on to them, not letting them go. It's literally a cautionary tale about what could happen when you do let those people go and it's set up against a background of contemporary culture because that's what we do in culture today. We throw things away, and we often throw people away."
Tom also revealed he is happy to juggle his fashion and movie careers as both have aspects that he loves.
He explained: "You have to have a point of view. You have to have a story to tell. Fashion moves very quick. I love it. It satisfies a part of my creative self. However, film lasts forever."
Meanwhile, Isla recently admitted she couldn't wait to finish shooting 'Nocturnal Animals' because it was so "emotionally draining".
She said: "I can't even watch those scenes back! We shot in the Mojave Desert and it was a night shoot that lasted for a week and a half ... You know, normally I end a movie and I miss everybody and I wanna stay forever; this, I was like, 'See ya later!'
"It was just so emotionally draining to do that kind of material and have it look real. You have to really commit to it and it's a physical element. This movie is really about emotional violence and not physical violence, but my scenes, which are basically fictitious - they're from a book that Amy Adams' character is reading - it's still, it's just a lot; it was a lot to take on."