Friday, February 20, 2009

"Revolutionary Road" - Getting Out of the 'Hopeless Emptiness'

"Revolutionary Road" - directed by Sam Mendes and with the script by Justin Haythe is definitely worth your time. The film cuts deep into the artificiality in the society, trying to be a wake-up call for our souls who never stopped longing for the real life...Is there any escape when we find ourselves in "hopeless emptiness"? As one character says, many of us realize it's empty but only a very few that it's hopeless.

Kate Winslet and Leonardo di Caprio perform wonderfully and Mr. Mendes proves his worth once again, after the fascinating "American Beauty". I simply loved the way in which he experimented with silences and light and shadows, and also with movements of large masses of bodies, as opposed to individual ones - great artistic effects - so very human in getting across tense emotions...

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