Friday, March 23, 2007

Yates on film

It looks like Richard Yates' seminal novel is going Hollywood. One of his earlier works, Revolutionary Road is one of those founding books that really, everyone in their early 20s ought to ingest; even if only as a cautionary tale. Yates life was a mess, but he was a natural storyteller who wrote beautifully. His books were unfairly dismissed as dour and overly dark by some, but a new generation of writers championed him in later years.

It's wonderful to see him find a new audience yet again.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star and Sam Mendes directs.
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Posted by Dave

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