Revolutionary Road

A good interior to me is equal to how foodies feel when they put a spoonful of exquisite buttery pastry in their mouth, or watch the beginnings of a chocolate souffle on a cookery channel…that melting, swooning, contented, undulating emotion. I feel the same way when I see a breathtaking interior in a film or photograph…is there such a thing as interior porn???

Well if there is, I found it a few nights ago when we watched the film Revolutionary Road, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Based on the first novel of Richard Yates. Set in 1955, it centers on the hopes and aspirations of Frank and April Wheeler, self-assured suburbanites who see themselves as very different from their neighbors in the Revolutionary Hill Estates. As the film progresses they discover they are not as different as they would like to believe and frustrations begin to arise. It is an indictment of American life in the 1950s when there was a general lust for conformity all over the country. Such a sad and beautiful film – it’s so still and so quietly complex it reminds me of something Ian McEwan might create.

Anyway, the cinematography was immaculate. Each scene a quiet masterpiece and I fell in love with the elegant decor of the the 1950’s cookie cutter homes…my favourite scenes were the stunning and peaceful ones without any people in, but i couldn’t find any online, you’ll have to watch and see for yourself! These images don’t do the film justice.

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

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~ by Rohini on Thursday, August 6, 2009.

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