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Revolutionary Road

It's 3 a.m. on a crowd-clogged New York City street and 
 Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have spent the past few hours trying to fall in love. So far, they've come up just short of true romance. The point of diminishing returns is drawing dangerously close on the set of Revolutionary Road, where the Titanic stars are struggling with an important party scene in which they must meet, connect, and set themselves up for a life of misery together.

In an effort to stoke passions, director Sam Mendes (Jarhead), Winslet's real-life husband, has been cranking up the volume on a Dean Martin ballad each time they launch into the scene. After 13 takes, with patience running on fumes, someone cues up the music again — only this time a practical joker has replaced Dino with Celine Dion's ''My Heart Will Go On,'' the syrupy but strangely stirring anthem from Titanic. Suddenly, it's as if someone pressed the pause button. Everyone freezes for a good five seconds. And then, without saying a word, DiCaprio wraps Winslet in his arms, she spreads hers, and they re-create the iconic hood-ornament image that was wallpapered all over the planet 11 years ago. The 300 or so extras and onlookers explode into applause, juicing the stars enough to nail the scene on the next take.

Titanic fans will have to take their kicks where they can get them. Because anyone looking for a happily-ever-after reunion won't exactly find it in Revolutionary Road. This romantic moment is a rare pit stop in the dark journey the actors take as Frank and April Wheeler, two former free spirits who marry, have kids, move to the burbs, and find themselves fighting, bed-hopping, and living on autopilot until they embark on a misbegotten plan to cure their malaise by moving to Paris. The cautionary tale, based on Richard Yates' celebrated 1961 novel, is full of big ideas that question the viability of the American dream. It's also a tough commercial sell that's going to require a mighty blast of Oscar heat to succeed, especially at a time when audiences are increasingly looking to escape their troubles at the multiplex, not be thrust into someone else's. ''This is a much more detailed, sophisticated love story than Titanic,'' says Mendes. ''It's about two people who land in their 30s and think, 'This isn't what I wanted at all. How did I get here?'''

Winslet, 32, had been hungry to explore different sides of her relationship with DiCaprio, with whom she has remained phone-call-in-the-middle-of-the-night close since Titanic. ''We knew that if we were going to do something again, it had to be something big and emotional,'' says the actress, who fell in love with Yates' book years ago and became the project's driving force. ''Revolutionary Road is so painful and beautiful to read, simply because of the brutality of the honesty that Frank and April end up experiencing together.'' For all the couple endures — epic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?-like brawls, bad parenting, DIY abortion — Revolutionary Road is now regarded as an unsung classic of domestic anomie in the tradition of John Updike and Raymond Carver. Since it first appeared, the novel has had many Hollywood suitors, from director John Frankenheimer (who decided to make The Manchurian Candidate instead) to producer Albert S. Ruddy (The Godfather) to actor Patrick O'Neal (Under Siege) — each of whom tried and failed to come up with a viable screenplay that was true to the book but wouldn't leave moviegoers reaching for the cyanide as they left the theater.

What the project needed was a force-of-nature advocate like Winslet. Even so, it took the actress more than two years to coax Mendes and DiCaprio to come aboard. ''When I heard about it, I thought, 'Well, I've done a movie about American suburbia,''' recalls Mendes, who made his directing debut with 1999's Oscar-sweeping American Beauty. He worried he'd be repeating himself — until he started working with screenwriter Justin Haythe (The Clearing) to capture the story's tender and toxic central relationship. To nab DiCaprio, Winslet resorted to subterfuge. In March 2007, while they were both in L.A. to attend the Oscars, she arranged to have a drink with DiCaprio, who had finally plowed through the script Winslet had been badgering him to read. But instead of showing up herself, she sent Mendes alone to discuss his vision for the film...and seal the deal. ''Leo and I have such a history together and I couldn't imagine not being able to apply that to this story and these characters,'' says Winslet. ''So I played this very clever cat-and-mouse game to get my husband and then my best friend involved.''

DiCaprio was interested in venturing into uncharted terrain: playing a husband and a father. But mostly he saw this as a chance 
 to reconnect with an old pal. ''I looked at it almost like doing a play,'' says the actor, 33. ''It was one of those situations where it just focused on these two characters, the degradation of their marriage, and who they think they are. I just thought, Wouldn't it be a wonderful experience to do it with Kate?''

As it turned out, the answer was, Not exactly. Portraying a marriage under siege was an emotional meat grinder that left everybody feeling a little bruised. ''I think Leo was surprised by the intensity of it,'' says Mendes, referring to the character's increasingly remote and disloyal ways. ''But he totally got it and ultimately embraced the part's a--hole qualities quite readily.'' The shoot proved exhausting for both stars. ''By the end Leo had lost 10 pounds and was completely spent,'' Winslet says. ''And I felt completely bled dry.''

But if anyone can turn adversity into ardor, it's these two survivors of Titanic's notoriously grueling nine-month shoot. ''I hadn't realized how much my chemistry with him since Titanic would still stick,'' says Winslet. ''It's great to discover we can just slip right into it, like muscle memory.'' Still, the comfort evaporated for the actress when it came to filming passionate love scenes as her husband watched from behind the camera. ''I just kept saying, 'This is too f---ing weird,''' recalls Winslet. ''And Leo was like, 'Oh, get over it.' And I'm going, 'Yeah, a little reminder: You're my best friend. He's my husband. This is a bit weird.''' But Mendes was surprisingly Zen about the experience. ''I will admit it was quite bizarre to direct my wife in how to make love,'' recalls the director. ''But it's difficult whether you're married to a person or not.''

In fact, Winslet is still reeling from the 
 experience of paving Revolutionary Road with her most intimate relationships, both on camera and off. ''It was almost as though 
 we just had a car crash and our car had rolled five times down a hill,'' she says in one breathless burst, ''and then we walked out completely unscathed going, 'Wow, f--- me, we're alive!'''

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Titanic's hella cheesy but no one could deny Leo and Kate's awesome chemistry! Sam Mendes is also a great director

Am really excited for this one! So excited that I think this is my first thread haha!
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  • rockstaridolrockstaridol PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Tentative release dates

    Country Date
    USA 26 December 2008 (limited)
    Germany 15 January 2009
    Norway 16 January 2009
    Belgium 21 January 2009
    Egypt 21 January 2009
    France 21 January 2009
    Australia 22 January 2009
    Hungary 22 January 2009
    Netherlands 22 January 2009
    Denmark 23 January 2009
    Finland 23 January 2009
    Argentina 29 January 2009
    Chile 29 January 2009
    Russia 29 January 2009
    Mexico 30 January 2009
    Spain 30 January 2009
    Sweden 30 January 2009
    UK 30 January 2009
    Turkey 13 February 2009
  • sana may mag leak na R5 or dvdrip nito SOON. :glee:
  • rockstaridolrockstaridol PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^No to piracy haha!

    I doubt if this will be as big as Titanic but there's already Oscar buzzzz
  • i miss this two.
  • carlhirocarlhiro PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    kelan ipapalabas to sa pinas?

    gusto ko mapanood.
  • rockstaridolrockstaridol PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Bump :D

    Synopsis
    April and Frank Wheeler are a young, thriving couple living with their two children in a Connecticut suburb in the mid-1950s. Their self-assured exterior masks a creeping frustration at their inability to feel fulfilled in their relationships or careers. Frank is mired in a well-paying but boring office job, and April is a housewife still mourning the demise of her hoped-for acting career. Determined to identify themselves as superior to the mediocre sprawl of suburbanites who surround them, they decide to move to France where they will be better able to develop their true artistic sensibilities, free of the consumerist demands of capitalist America. As their relationship deteriorates into an endless cycle of squabbling, jealousy and recriminations, their trip and their dreams of self-fulfillment are thrown into jeopardy.
  • rockstaridolrockstaridol PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
  • rockstaridolrockstaridol PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    carlhiro wrote: »
    kelan ipapalabas to sa pinas?

    gusto ko mapanood.

    It's showing on December 26 in the US so maybe Jan to Feb next year
  • Hey Rockee :wave: Naks talagang karir tayo dito ha? haha :D

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    Beautiful! :love: :love:
  • rockstaridolrockstaridol PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Pooey :wave:

    I just thought of bumping this again haha.

    ^Wow thanks for posting that
  • carlhirocarlhiro PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    It's showing on December 26 in the US so maybe Jan to Feb next year

    torrents! jk.
  • BadAssGoddessBadAssGoddess PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    parang nag iba na yung appeal ng tandemn nila unlike sa Titanic.. pumanget na kasi si Leo.. *boinkself*.. pero mukhang maganda ang story so I might watch it.. :)
  • whoah how weird that it's opening a day after christmas.
  • rockstaridolrockstaridol PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^ I think Titanic opened on that day too. Or close too Christmas as well. Lucky date for Leo and Kate!
  • i have to wait for reviews.. then i'll watch this.
  • Golden Satellites Nominations!!!

    http://www.pressacademy.com/satawards/awards2008.shtml

    Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama
    Melissa Leo, Frozen River Sony Pictures Classics
    Angelina Jolie, Changeling Universal
    Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married Sony Pictures Classics
    Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long Sony Pictures Classics
    Meryl Streep, Doubt Miramax Films
    Kate Winslet, The Reader The Weinstein Company

    Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama
    Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler Fox Searchlight
    Mark Ruffalo, What Doesn't Kill You Yari Film Group
    Richard Jenkins, The Visitor Overture Films
    Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon Universal
    Leonardo Dicaprio, Revolutionary Road DreamWorks
    Sean Penn, Milk Focus

    Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical

    Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky Miramax Films
    Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia! Universal
    Lisa Kudrow, Kabluey Regent Releasing
    Kat Dennings, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist Columbia Pictures
    Catherine Deneuve, A Christmas Tale IFC Films
    Debra Messing, Nothing Like the Holidays Overture Films

    Actor In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical
    Ricky Gervais, Ghost Town DreamWorks / Paramount
    Sam Rockwell, Choke Fox Searchlight
    Josh Brolin, W. Lionsgate
    Michael Cera, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist Columbia Pictures
    Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges Focus Features
    Michael Cera, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist Columbia Pictures
    Mark Ruffalo, The Brothers Bloom Summit Entertainment

    Actress In A Supporting Role
    Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married Sony Pictures Classics
    Penelope Cruz, Elegy Samuel Goldwyn Company
    Anjelica Huston, Choke Fox Searchlight
    Sophie Okonedo, The Secret Life of Bees Fox Searchlight
    Emma Thompson, Brideshead Revisited Miramax Films
    Viola Davis, Doubt Miramax Films
    Beyonc? Knowles, Cadillac Records TriStar Pictures

    Actor In A Supporting Role
    Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road DreamWorks
    Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder DreamWorks
    Rade Sherbedgia, Fugitive Pieces Samuel Goldwyn Films
    James Franco, Milk Focus Features
    Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight Warner Brothers
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt Miramax Films

    Motion Picture, Drama
    The Reader The Weinstein Company
    Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight
    Revolutionary Road DreamWorks
    Frost/Nixon Universal Pictures
    Milk Focus Features
    Frozen River Sony Pictures Classics

    Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
    Happy-Go-Lucky Miramax Films
    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Columbia Pictures
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona The Weinstein Company
    Tropic Thunder DreamWorks
    In Bruges Focus Features
    Choke Fox Searchlight

    Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film
    Let the Right One In (Sweden) Magnet Releasing
    The Class (France) Sony Pictures Classics
    Sangre de mi Sangre (Argentina) IFC Films
    Reprise (Norway) Miramax Films
    Gomorrah (Italy) IFC Films
    Caramel (Lebanon / France) Roadside Attractions

    Motion Picture, Animated Or Mixed Media
    The Tale of Despereaux Universal Pictures
    Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Twentieth Century-Fox
    WALL-E Pixar / Walt Disney Pictures
    Bolt Walt Disney Pictures
    Waltz With Bashir Sony Pictures Classics
    The Sky Crawlers Sony Pictures Classics

    Motion Picture, Documentary
    Man on Wire Magnolia Pictures
    Pray the Devil Back to Hell Balcony Releasing
    Encounters at the End of the World Discovery Films / THINKFilm
    Religulous Lionsgate Films
    Anita O'Day - The Life of a Jazz Singer AOD Productions
    Waltz With Bashir Sony Pictures Classics

    Director
    Thomas McCarthy The Visitor Overture Films
    Ron Howard Frost/Nixon Universal Pictures
    Gus Van Sant Milk Focus Features
    Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight Warner Brothers
    Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight
    Stephen Daldry The Reader The Weinstein Company

    Screenplay, Original
    Philip Roth, Elegy Samuel Goldwyn Company
    Thomas McCarthy, The Visitor Overture Films
    Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount / Warner Bros. Pictures
    Courtney Hunt, Frozen River Sony Pictures Classics
    Baz Luhrmann, Stuart Beattie, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan, Australia Twentieth Century-Fox
    Dustin Lance Black, Milk Focus Features

    Screenplay, Adapted
    John Patrick Shanley, Doubt Miramax Films
    Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon Universal Pictures
    David Hare, The Reader The Weinstein Company
    Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight
    Justin Haythe, Revolutionary Road DreamWorks

    Original Score
    David Arnold, Quantum of Solace Columbia Pictures
    Thomas Newman, WALL-E Pixar / Walt Disney Pictures
    John Powell, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Twentieth Century-Fox
    A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight
    David Hirschfelder, Australia Twentieth Century-Fox
    Danny Elfman, Milk Focus Features

    ORIGINAL SONG
    ”Another Way to Die”/Jack White Quantum of Solace Columbia Pictures
    "If the World”/Guns N' Roses Body of Lies Sony Pictures Classics
    "Down to Earth”/Peter Gabriel WALL-E Walt Disney Studios
    “By the Boab Tree”/Angela Little, Felix Meagher Baz Luhrmann, Anton Monsted, and Schuyler Weiss Australia Twentieth Century-Fox
    “Jaiho”/ A.R. Rahman and Gulzar Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight
    “The Wrestler”/Bruce Springsteen The Wrestler Fox Searchlight

    Cinematography
    Jess Hall, Brideshead Revisited Miramax Films
    Gyula Pados, The Duchess Paramount Vantage
    Mandy Walker, Australia Twentieth Century-Fox
    Tim Orr, Snow Angels Warner Independent Pictures
    Tom Stern, Changeling Universal Pictures
    Claudio Miranda, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Visual Effects
    Chris Corbould, Kevin Tod Haug, Quantum of Solace Columbia Pictures
    John Nelson, Shane Mahan, Dan Sudek, Ben Snow, Iron Man Paramount Pictures / Marvel
    Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin, The Dark Knight Warner Brothers
    Jeffrey A. Okun, The Day the Earth Stood Still Twentieth Century-Fox
    Chris Godfrey, Australia Twentieth Century-Fox

    Film Editing
    Matt Chess?\, Richard Pearson Quantum of Solace Columbia Pictures
    Dan Lebental Iron Man Paramount Pictures / Marvel
    Lee Smith The Dark Knight Warner Brothers
    Dody Dorn, Michael McCusker Australia Twentieth Century-Fox
    Chris Dickens Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight
    Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill Frost/Nixon Universal Pictures

    Sound (Mixing & Editing)
    Eddy Joseph, Mike Prestwood Smith, Mark Taylor, Jimmy Boyle, Martin Cantwell Quantum of Solace Columbia Pictures
    Christopher Boyes Iron Man Paramount Pictures / Marvel
    Richard King The Dark Knight Warner Brothers
    Jenny Ward Australia Twentieth Century-Fox
    WALL-E Pixar / Walt Disney Pictures
    William R. Dean, David Husby The Day the Earth Stood Still Twentieth Century-Fox

    Art Direction & Production Design
    Karen Murphy, Catherine Martin Australia Twentieth Century-Fox
    Alice Normington Brideshead Revisited Miramax Films
    Ken Wakefield, Michael Carlin The Duchess Paramount Vantage
    Donald Graham Burt, Tom Reta The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount / Warner Bros. Pictures
    Jon Billington, Martin Laing City of Ember Fox-Walden
    Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage

    Costume Design
    Michael O'Connor The Duchess Paramount Vantage
    Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh Brideshead Revisited Miramax Films
    Catherine Martin Australia Twentieth Century-Fox
    Patricia Field Sex And The City New Line Cinema
    Ruth Myers City of Ember Fox-Walden
    Jacqueline West The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount / Warner Bros. Pictures


    RR ftw!!! Ba't sa The Reader na nominate si Kate :confused: Dapat BSA lang sya sa TR, BA sa RR. Oh well at least Leo and Kate are nominated. :D No Sam Mendes boo :(
  • Wala pa bang specific date of release here in the Philippines? Gosh. I remember the Titanic days. Haha!
  • rockstaridolrockstaridol PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Thanks for the update pooey!

    The story seems a bit intense. And did you guys see the trailer? Another car sex scene for these two! :naughty:
  • Hello Rox! :wave: Dito ka pala unang dumadalaw :lol:
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    Interview here

    Congrats on the Golden Globe nominations!!!

    Best Picture, Drama: Revolutionary Road
    Best Director: Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road
    Best Actor, Drama: Leo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
    Best Actress, Drama: Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

    :love:
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