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HET BOEK REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

Zie de film, maar lees vooral het BOEK (1961) van Richard Yates, over de ondergang van een Amerikaans suburban huwelijk in de jaren vijftig.
Want hoe kan een filmmaker ooit zo'n passage verbeelden als deze, waarin Frank Wheeler zijn herwonnen mannelijkheid probeert te gebruiken om zijn vrouw April van een abortus te weerhouden?

"Walking toward or away from her across a restaurant floor, for example, he remembered always to do it in the old "terrifically sexy" way, and when they walked together he fell into another old habit of holding his head unnaturally erect and carrying his inside shoulder an inch or two higher than the other, to give himself more loftiness from where she clung at his arm.
When he lit a cigarette in the dark he was careful to arrange his features in a virile frown before striking and cupping the flame (he knew, from having practiced this at the mirror of a blacked-out bathroom years ago, that it made a swift, intensely dramatic portrait), and he paid scrupulous attention to endless details: keeping his voice low and resonant, keeping his hair brushed and his bitten fingernails out of sight; being always the first one athletically up and out of bed in the morning, so that she might never see his face lying swollen and helpless in sleep."