Revolutionary Road Remix
Thanks to filmboymichael for alerting us to the remixed Revolutionary Road trailer. Not much new to look at here that we haven’t already seen in previous incarnations, but I like how the presentation is slipping away from the typical linear cutting to indicate a more layered and reflexive approach, expanding the orchestration with more complex emotional chords. Sea of Love, recorded by Phil Philips in 1959, perfectly matches the timeframe of the film, but the contemporary rendition gives it a nice anachronistic contrast of new wave folk song breakdown. No way was Mendes going to film this novel without an infusion of his own transformative flair, but this is the first real taste we’ve had that the staging would conjure up more than a straight domestic narrative. Fingers crossed.