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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Revolutionary Road - exclusive

If the trailer is anything to go by, this classic version of Wild is the Wind by Nina Simone will be the theme for the new film of Revolutionary Road by director Sam Mendes, from the novel by Richard Yates. I was very lucky to be in the audience for a premier of the trailer (delivered under conditions of high security), together with introductory remarks by the director at the Small Wonder short story festival on Saturday. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates, and it is not due for release till January 2009. The trailer fades in from black to the lonely first notes of this Nina Simone track, which continues throughout.

Noël Knowall for Newsmusic Desk

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

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