I went to see this film last night with my best friends who are all studying it for their English Lit course and I thought it was fantastic. Keira Knightley isn't my favourite person in the world but she was very good and James McAvoy is always worth watching ;D I recomment anyone go and see it, though take some tissues! I was in tears at the end x
I couldn't agree with you more Cleo. I saw it last night and it was a beautifully made film. I always worry when something gets a good write up and the word "Oscar" is mentioned as it usually ends up being a let down but this was definitely worthy of a Oscar mention. From the story, cinematography, sound, settings - faultless. The young actress was wonderful and it didn't rely on major stars to pull the film through. Vanessa Redgrave's part, short though it was, was exceptional being just her basically talking to the camera but it was so emotional.
Highly recommend the film and I am now going to go and look for the book.
Yea! Atonement won a Golden Globe for Best Picture, Drama! Pity we couldn't see the acceptance, since the awards were just announced because of the writers' strike.
BTW, they really need to wind-up this strike! Rather than the awards show, two Hollywood gossip reporters (don't know the show, but on NBC) did the honors. They read the nominees, announced the winners and did a little commentary. I'm sorry, but they sucked! It was embarrassing to watch. :-[
Well, they were supposed to have been last (Sunday) night, but because of the writers' strike, they canceled the awards ceremony.
There was a press announcement of the results. I didn't even see the good press announcement, apparently, but a cruddy version on Entertainment Tonight (I think). I usually don't watch award shows to begin with - maybe the oscars if by chance I remember.
Actually, it was kind of nice to whiz through the show - took me like a 1/2 hour. I recorded it while I watched Persuasion.
I went to see Atonement last night, oh my goodness what a moving film and so sad, not recommended for light hearted entertainment. We really enjoyed it and I thought the atmostpheric photography was amazing. I'm not surprised it has won loads of awards and it really brought home the horrors of war on the beaches at Dunkirk.
I finally saw this and it broke my heart twice over. Very beautiful. And moving.
Vibrant blue eyes keep popping up in my mind - I've always noticed Mr. McAvoy's, but Briony's were amazing. I don't know how popular a name Briony is in the UK, but I have a feeling it'll start surfacing over here - despite. So lovely to say.
I definitely must pull this back off my shelf and read it.