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Old 12-11-2007, 12:53 PM   #21
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Where are you from, Dizzy? I must wait for Atonement, but I can't :-(
The book was very interesting :-)
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:49 PM   #22
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I've seen you around Monika haven't I? At faiding Atonement and somewhere else I think...you're from Poland right?
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Old 13-11-2007, 01:41 PM   #23
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Yes, I'm from Poland. And you?
I can't wait.
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Old 13-11-2007, 07:57 PM   #24
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...well my personal info you can find at the introductions
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Old 14-11-2007, 02:01 PM   #25
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I found info yesterday ;-)
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:19 AM   #26
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Oh, I can't wait to see it! But I'm from Estonia and I don't know when it's coming to our cinemas ...
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Oh, I can't wait to see it! But I'm from Estonia and I don't know when it's coming to our cinemas ...
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I saw it today....
Only one damn theater in the Detroit area was playing it, so I had to drive a bit, but much better than the time I drove all the way to Chicago to see Silk.

Anyway, the movie was very good, but it didn't blow me away like I thought it would. The first act dragged on too long -- every shot was twice as lingering as it needed to be; every pan was twice as slow as it should have been. I was starting to dislike the film, but then it picked up by the Dunkirk scenes, and the third act, featuring the 18 year-old Briony, was beautiful. The girl who played the 18 year-old Briony, by the way, was excellent. If anyone deserves an Oscar nod for a performance in this film, it's her. Keira was the best I've ever seen her, as well. It was sexy seeing her be a bit of a bitch, and I think that type of character suited her perfectly.

The movie would have been one of my favorites of the year had the first third been shortened, and more focus placed on Robbie's experience in France. The drama of the third act would have been more powerful, had there been more emphasis on the love between Cee and Robbie.

I'll have to see the film again, as the most emotional parts were ruined for me by some guy sitting an aisle over who wouldn't stop making comments to his companion, and rattling around a paper bag quite loudly. All the noise this man was making REALLY got under my skin by the end of the film, and I finally leaned over and hissed "Shut the fuck UP!" at him. My Mother, who was with me, snapped at me to settle down, and after the film, she told me the man I swore at was mentally handicapped. OK, fine -- so I'm an asshole; but how was I supposed to know? And who the hell brings a retarded guy to a slow-paced and complicated foreign drama?

I told my mom that if I ever end up mentally disabled in some way -- whether it be through a health problem or an accident -- to never take me out in public like that. "I don't ever want you using me to make a statement", I told her. "If I wind up like that, just hand me the TV remote and a bowl of ice cream, and KEEP ME IN THE FUCKING HOUSE."
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:48 PM   #30
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Filography found at movie site

I was snooping around at movie theater site about Atonement and found this page:

http://www.fandango.com/keiraknightl...graphy/p339282

I wasn't sure where to post this as I've been AWOL for a while, missing KKW

Hope you can dig it. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Peace +Love to y'all,

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Old 06-01-2008, 06:03 AM   #31
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Dumbass...I disagree a bit with you.
I felt like the film dwelled too much in Dunkirk, and this is coming from someone who is;
  • a World War Two buff
  • writing a screenplay based on a tank crewman who is stranded in Holland after Market Garden
  • writing another screenplay about an American pilot, a British nurse and their profound losses during the war
The whole "three guys wandering" thing was a bit jarring for me. I would have liked to have seen that handled a bit differently.
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From what I remember of the novel, the three guys wandering part was very introspective. I haven't seen the film yet, but I sorta see how that bit might be hard to translate to the screen.
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From what I remember of the novel, the three guys wandering part was very introspective. I haven't seen the film yet, but I sorta see how that bit might be hard to translate to the screen.
Yeah...erm...I'm looking at it from the perspective of someone who hasn't read the novel, and from what I understand, it's a very faithful representation.

I'd like to read it, though.
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I was agreeing with you

I can very well picture that part being boring on the screen - it is interesting enough in the book, but only because there is a lot of internal stuff going on. In addition, McEwan really gets into the description of the horror these guys encounter, whereas in the movie, one image would be sufficient. If the segment is as long as it was in the book, proportionally, it might be a bit too much.
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I was agreeing with you
I know...the "erm" was because you made me realize that since it was in the novel that way, and the fact that the film is so faithful to the book, it would have not been able to really been changed.
It did drag a bit, though.
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From what I remember of the novel, the three guys wandering part was very introspective. I haven't seen the film yet, but I sorta see how that bit might be hard to translate to the screen.
That's correct....
It would have been very difficult to translate that part of the book to film.

Nevertheless, it was essential (at least in the book) for making us care about Robbie and Cee.

I dunno. Like I said before, my entire experience in seeing this film was tainted by the noisy-ass guy sitting near me, and the poor sound and picture quality of the theater.
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Old 14-01-2008, 03:36 AM   #38
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Atonement named BEST DRAMA@ GoldenGlobes Awards!

Breaking news: I just saw Atonement was awarded Best Drama movie at Golden Globes!
I was so lucky to get to see the picture last week!
Congrats to Keira!

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Old 14-01-2008, 01:16 PM   #39
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Woo-hoo! The British dominated the the Globes (who cares if its the GG, the yanks didn't win it!) take that u fukin american twats!
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Old 16-01-2008, 12:36 AM   #40
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Woo-hoo! The British dominated the the Globes (who cares if its the GG, the yanks didn't win it!) take that u fukin american twats!
And i thought we were the Americans and Brits were cousins?

Anyway, no place around me is playing Atonement,
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