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Encyclopedia > Revolutionary Road (film)
Revolutionary Road

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
Directed by Sam Mendes
Produced by Bobby Cohen
Written by Justin Haythe
Based on the novel by Richard Yates
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Kate Winslet
Kathy Bates
David Harbour
Kathryn Hahn
Michael Shannon
Zoe Kazan
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Roger Deakins
Distributed by Miramax Films/Paramount Vantage
Release date(s) December 19, 2008
Country  United States
Language English
IMDb profile

Revolutionary Road is a 2008 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay by Justin Haythe is based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Kathy Bates, and will be release on December 19, 2008. Image File history File links Future_film. ... Samuel Alexander Mendes CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. ... Bobby Cohen is an American film producer whos credits include The Cider House Rules and Memoirs of a Geisha. ... Justin Haythe (born 16 September 1973) is an American novelist and screenwriter. ... Richard Yates (February 3, 1926 - November 7, 1992) was an American novelist and short story writer, a chronicler of mid-20th century mainstream American life, often cited as artistically residing somewhere between J.D. Salinger and John Cheever. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, SAG Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997). ... Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is a five time Academy Award-nominated Emmy Award-nominated BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning English actress. ... Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an Academy Award-winning American theatrical, film, and television actress, and a stage and television director. ... David Harbour is a Tony Award nominated actor who has performed in film, television and in the theater. ... Kathryn Hahn (born July 23, 1974) is a American actress, best known for her television role on Crossing Jordan (2001-present). ... Michael P. Shannon is the Republican candidate for congress in Illinois 9th Congressional District. ... Thomas Montgomery Newman (born October 20, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film score composer. ... Roger Deakins (born May 24, 1949 in Torquay, Devon, England) has established himself as a successful cinematographer in America and Britain. ... Miramax Films is a film production and distribution brand that was a Big Ten film motion picture distribution and production company headquartered in New York City before being bought out by The Walt Disney Company. ... Paramount Classics logo Paramount Vantage (originally Paramount Classics) is the specialty film division of Paramount Pictures (which in turn is owned by Viacom), charged with producing, purchasing, distributing and marketing films, generally those with a more art house feel than films made and distributed by its parent company. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: Rambo, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Lost Boys: The Tribe... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: Rambo, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Lost Boys: The Tribe... A drama film is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. ... Samuel Alexander Mendes CBE (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director. ... Sample from a screenplay, showing dialogue and action descriptions. ... Justin Haythe (born 16 September 1973) is an American novelist and screenwriter. ... Revolutionary Road, the first novel of author Richard Yates, was a finalist for the National Book Award along with Catch-22 and The Moviegoer. ... Richard Yates (February 3, 1926 - November 7, 1992) was an American novelist and short story writer, a chronicler of mid-20th century mainstream American life, often cited as artistically residing somewhere between J.D. Salinger and John Cheever. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, SAG Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997). ... Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is a five time Academy Award-nominated Emmy Award-nominated BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning English actress. ... Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an Academy Award-winning American theatrical, film, and television actress, and a stage and television director. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Plot synopsis

Set in 1955, the plot focuses on the hopes and aspirations of Frank and April Wheeler, self-assured Connecticut suburbanites who see themselves as very different from their neighbors in the Revolutionary Hill Estates. April is an aspiring actress who yearns to move to Paris, while Frank copes with toiling away at a corporate job he despises by drinking too heavily and engaging in an affair with a co-worker. The couple's marriage slowly dissolves into an endless cycle of bitter arguments and jealous recriminations. Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Suburb. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Production notes

Director John Frankenheimer considered filming the Richard Yates novel soon after its publication, but opted to make The Manchurian Candidate instead. In 1967, producer Albert Ruddy bought the property for $15,500. Five years later, while a writer-in-residence at Wichita State University, Yates offered to adapt his work for the screen. Ruddy had other projects lined up at the time and demurred, eventually selling the rights to actor Patrick O'Neal. Yates read O'Neal's treatment of his novel and found it "godawful," but O'Neal refused the writer's repeated offers to buy back the rights. Yates died in 1992, O'Neal died two years later [1], and the project remained in limbo until David Thompson eventually purchased the rights for BBC Films [2]. In March 2007, BBC Films established a partnership with DreamWorks, and the rights to the film's worldwide distribution were assigned to Paramount Pictures, owner of DreamWorks. On February 14, 2008, The Hollywood Reporter reported Paramount announced that Paramount Vantage was "taking over distribution duties on Revolutionary Road". [3] It will be released in the United States on December 19, 2008.[4] John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film director. ... The Manchurian Candidate (1962) is a Cold War political thriller film adapted from the 1959 thriller novel, by Richard Condon, directed by John Frankenheimer, and features Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury, and Janet Leigh. ... Albert S. Ruddy (born March 28, 1930) is a Canadian filmmaker. ... Wichita State University (WSU) is an American state-supported university located in the middle-size city of Wichita, Kansas, in the south central part of the state. ... Patrick ONeal (September 26, 1927 – September 9, 1994) was an American television, stage, and film actor. ... BBC Films is the feature film-making arm of the BBC. It has co-produced some of the most successful British films of recent years and is now firmly established at the forefront of UK film-making; producing approximately eight films a year. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paramount Classics logo Paramount Vantage (originally Paramount Classics) is the specialty film division of Paramount Pictures (which in turn is owned by Viacom), charged with producing, purchasing, distributing and marketing films, generally those with a more art house feel than films made and distributed by its parent company. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


The film was shot on location in Beacon Falls, Bethel, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Shelton, Southport, Stamford, Thomaston and Trumbull (all in Connecticut), Westchester County, and various sites in New York City, including Grand Central Station, Tribeca, and Lower Manhattan. Beacon Falls is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Bethel is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA, about sixty miles from New York City. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1640 Joined Connecticut 1656 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman Peter Tesei  - Town administrator Edward Gomeau  - Town meeting moderator Thomas J. Byrne Area  - Total 174. ... New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ... Norwalk is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... The Southport area of Fairfield, Connecticut (settled in 1639) has been designated as a historic district for its harbor, churches, public buildings, and the homesteads of some of the first families. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... Thomaston is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Trumbull is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The clock in the Main Concourse © 2004 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York, a borough of New York City, located... For other uses of the term TriBeCa or Tribeca, see Tribeca (disambiguation). ... Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Rigid airship the USS Akron over Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ...


This will also be the second time that DiCaprio, Winslet and Bates star together in a film - the first being Titanic. Look up titanic, Titanic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Principal cast

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, SAG Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997). ... Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is a five time Academy Award-nominated Emmy Award-nominated BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning English actress. ... Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an Academy Award-winning American theatrical, film, and television actress, and a stage and television director. ... David Harbour is a Tony Award nominated actor who has performed in film, television and in the theater. ... Kathryn Hahn (born July 23, 1974) is a American actress, best known for her television role on Crossing Jordan (2001-present). ... Michael P. Shannon is the Republican candidate for congress in Illinois 9th Congressional District. ...

References

  1. ^ Slate.com article, June 26, 2007
  2. ^ Variety article, March 22, 2007
  3. ^ The Hollywood Reporter, February 14, 2008
  4. ^ Pamela McClintock. "2008 awards season shaping up", Variety, 2008-03-31. Retrieved on 2008-04-01. 

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External links

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