Posts Tagged ‘atonement’
I have no intention of making this a regular habit, but for the second time in two weeks, I feel that a post on the film I’ve just seen is in order.
Today’s visual treat was Atonement. And it truly was a visual feast. I think I described The Golden Compass as beautiful, and I’d argue that Atonement is, in its own way, at least as good-looking. Several shots are still vivid in my mind some hours later: Keira Knightley looking like Venus emerging from the fountain; the soldier in front of the cinema screen, crying; the Underground tunnel during the blitz, all dark reds and blues and heaped up people, looking like something painted by Caravaggio. James McAvoy is fairly easy on the eye as well.
Below the line there will be spoilers, though if you’ve read the book you should be fine.