Thursday, 22 January 2009

The Road Not Taken

Well, the Oscar Nominations are in:

Aside from a paltry Best Supporting Actor nod for the chap playing John Givings (the man who has to be committed to an institution) - there is nary a look in for Sam Mendes's seemingly highly sympathetic adaptation of Richard Yates's moving novel Revolutionary Road!  I am very surprised by this...

Have read the novel - truly a monumental work; anticipating seeing the film (not yet out in the UK); but the trailer looks very faithful to the book - I just can't understand it...

It's a real head-scratcher.


Oh, and the 'always-a-bridesmaid-never-the-bride' nomination for 'Achievement in art design' - one of those: well, it looked pretty award (right up there with best cinematography and best costumes / makeup) for pity's sake!


And there ya go: also one for Costume Design!  Talk about damning with faint praise...

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