Director Sam Mendes recently announced plans to film the beloved Richard Yates novel Revolutionary Road with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. This blogger at Indiewire pleads for Mendes to reconsider, which has the intended effect of making me want to (finally) read the book all the more.
In Nick Hornby's book A Long Way Down one of the would-be suicides plans to jump while clutching a copy of Revolutionary Road. Can it really be that depressing? I'll let you know.
(Link from On Film)