Check This Out: Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road Poster
We had a look at some early footage (although through the lens of Entertainment Tonight) last week, and we're to expect a full, official trailer attached to tomorrow's bow of The Duchess; but for today, we bring you the one-sheet for the much anticipated reunion of Titantic-duo Leonard DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the upcoming Revolutionary Road courtesy of USA Today. The pair comes together again in a seemingly tortuous film about a couple in the '50s battling societal norms and their own life desires. And in case you haven't seen it, Entertainment Weekly debuted the poster for Frost/Nixon just the other day as well. It's bit less impressive, so I think we'll just stick to Revolutionary Road this time and feature its poster.
As you can see from the poster, the film is squarely about DiCaprio and Winslet. For me, I'm only slightly interested in this for its assured artfulness, the actors (obviously) and director Sam Mendes (American Beauty); the story isn't exactly my cup o' tea as I lean more toward domestic trials the likes of Little Children. For those who favor this genre, however, gear up because as USA Today rightly points out romantic dramas are on the horizon, including September's Nights of Rondanthe and November's Australia (which looks pretty intriguing). Road hits ironically right at a time when families and couples are pretty happy and content - Christmas. Here's to questioning all that you're supposedly thankful for!
Revolutionary Road is directed by Oscar winning director Sam Mendes, of American Beauty, Road to Perdition, and Jarhead previously. The screenplay was written by Justin Haythe, of The Clearing previously, and is based on a book of the same name written by legendary author Richard Yates. Paramount is debuting Revolutionary Road in limited theaters starting on December 26th later this year.
This poster achieves precisely what it needs to. It will stick out from the rest of the posters on the theater wall, busy with explosions of color and/or dark imagery. I won't see it, but I'd probably look at the poster for a couple minutes before moving on.
dRailer on Sep 18, 2008
HAHA...what would you look at for more than 20 seconds?
one on Sep 18, 2008
It looked the designer did this in 20sec. poor, poor, poor.
Ryan on Sep 18, 2008
You know, you're right, there's not nearly enough photoshop hackery, blood, cleavage, knives, guns, fiery explosions, angst-ridden teens, or wacky dogs on brightly colored backgrounds going on here. I stand corrected. Sigh.
dRailer on Sep 18, 2008
this looks like something julianne moore shouldve tackled kate winslet-being the talented,luminous soul she is-should abandon all this sillyness and go the charlize theron path already. as for the poster,kevin's right-it capitilizes on the kate/leo reunion alone,and for people like me who aren't too interested in that-the poster doesn't give much else to ponder.
twispious on Sep 19, 2008
#3 There can be beauty in simplicity too...
kekeke on Sep 22, 2008
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