Thomas Newman: Revolutionary Road

American film composer Thomas Newman wrote the soundtrack for hit movie Revolutionary Road, which tells the story of a troubled marriage.

Released: 2008
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

The Film

Based on the novel by Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road is a portrait of many modern American marriages, seen here through the eyes of Frank and April Wheeler.

Frank and April have always regarded themselves as out of the ordinary and willing to live their lives based on higher ideals. When they move into their new house on Revolutionary Road, they proudly declare their independence from the suburban inertia surrounding them and determine never to be trapped by the social confines of their era. But despite their efforts they become just another American family with lost dreams.

The Composer

Thomas Newman has achieved 10 Academy Award nominations, though no wins as yet. One can only imagine that with scores including The Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty and Road to Perdition, the competition has been seriously tough.