Saturday, October 11, 2008

Atonement (2007)

I just watched "Atonement" (2007) the Oscar-nominated film directed by Joe Wilson and based on the Ian McEwan novel.

You must see this. It is marvelous and very much a writer's film.


Blogger The Weaver of Grass said...

I agree, Greg, but I enjoyed the book more - I love his books, they are always gripping. Have you read "Saturday"? Somehow the book leaves more to the imagination. I didn't feel all the characters were like I imagined them. But I agree it is a good film and deserved the praise it received.

4:56 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

We can all add Atonement to the long list of films I was supposed to like and fell asleep on.

It is, at least, in good company. The first film this happened at was Citizen Kane, which I still have not watched to the end.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Collin said...

Yes, the book was better (as usual) but I loved the film. Especially Vanessa Redgrave's moments at the end. Heartbreaking stuff.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Cindy Hunter Morgan said...

And it is very much a writer's book. I read On Chesil Beach last winter, which was beautiful and tragic.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Diane Lockward said...

I liked both book and movie but was disappointed by the ending in both. Seemed more like an evasion than an ending.

7:56 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

I had not read the book before seeing the movie. I liked the ending--at least in part because I like Vanessa Redgrave in just about anything.

I thought the amazing tracking shot on the beach at "Dunkirk" alone was worth the price of admission.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

I hated this book and I really, really don't like Ian McEwan. Call me crazy.

12:12 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...



Marcia doesn't like McEwan either--and has read more of him than I have--through she did think the movie was good.

1:53 PM  

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