Articles tagged revolutionary road

Backyard Fiction a.k.a. the Great American Myth of Suburbia

Suburban discontent in Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road, John Updike's Couples and Richard Ford's Independence Day. The idea or myth of suburbia is just as real as the actual shopping centers, schools, etc.

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2 Jun 2009 // 7:24 AM

New DVD releases due in stores on Tuesday: “Revolutionary Road”: On the audio commentary track accompanying his film, director Sam Mendes states that his first

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Richard Yates: Everyman’s Library

This is fiction that follows its characters to the grave with a sad and all-too-knowing cigarette-roughened chuckle.

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19 Feb 2009 // 3:31 AM

This year’s Supporting Actor?

When it comes to the best supporting actor Oscar, the winning hand could be held by The Joker. That, of course, is the late Heath

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How Kate Winslet outdid herself to garner an Oscar nomination

Kate Winslet always was going to land a best actress Oscar nomination this year. That was understood. Otherwise, Vanity Fair wouldn’t have put her

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Michael Shannon’s small part in ‘Revolutionary Road’ made a big impact

“There were no movie stars on that set,” actor Michael Shannon said Monday of his latest film, “Revolutionary Road.” Celebrity chroniclers and film fans might

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22 Jan 2009 // 1:58 AM

Kathy Bates listened to her bra. “In the costume fitting is where I really begin to see my characters,” the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress said

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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In ‘Revolutionary Road,’ Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play a not-so-happy couple

NEW YORK - In “Revolutionary Road,” Leonardo DiCaprio does not play a CIA agent, a reclusive multimillionaire or a South African diamond smuggler. Instead, he

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Winslet and DiCaprio Shine in ‘Revolutionary’ Drama

As long as they had Paris, they had hope. Actually, as frustrated suburban housewife April Wheeler would later reveal, it didn’t have to be

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24 Dec 2008 // 1:00 AM

Revolutionary Road

In Revolutionary Road, April is turned into the prize Frank wants to own and the puzzle he seeks to solve.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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