#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: Revolutionary Road

The final dying sounds of their dress rehearsal left the Laurel Players with nothing to do but stand there, silent and helpless, blinking out over the footlights of an empty auditorium.
- p. 7

For Friday 56:
Then from the safety of her new position, she displayed her long teeth in an elaborate smile.
- p. 56

About Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates*:  From the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs. It's the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.

I watched the movie many, many years ago and it made quite an impression on me. This is one of those less "noisy" films but it speaks loads. I decided then that I would make a point to get a hold a book and now I have this thrifted copy. I am zooming through the beginning and all I can remember is that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach as I start seeing two amazing characters "out for each other."

Are there movies that made an impression on you that you had to read? 

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