"I Saw a Different Life. I Can't Stop Seeing It": Perfectionist Visions in Revolutionary Road

Deb, Paul (2021) "I Saw a Different Life. I Can't Stop Seeing It": Perfectionist Visions in Revolutionary Road. Film-Philosophy, 25 (3). pp. 251-271. ISSN 1466-4615

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Abstract

In this article, I claim that Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road (2008) is a recent version of the film genre that Stanley Cavell calls the “melodrama of the unknown woman”. Accordingly, my discussion focuses on two key elements of that identification: the film’s overriding dramatic and thematic emphasis on conversation, and the central characters’ relation to the wider social and political concerns of America.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: stanley cavell,sam mendes,leonardo dicaprio,kate winslet,melodrama,unknown woman,moral perfectionism,hollywood,communication,philosophy,visual arts and performing arts ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3315
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2021 00:08
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2021 01:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80933
DOI: 10.3366/film.2021.0175

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