Tuesday, January 15, 2008


080121 Atonement
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
I was a bit dithery about going to this - malicious little girls aren't my cup of tea, really...although I did enjoy The Piano, so there's an absolute that isn't absolute.

Verdict: Very Excellent and Recommended.

I avoided reading the book, though I do plan to read it now, so I didn't quite know where it was going. The two leads were excellent, and the malicious little girl (although in her grown up incarnation Romola Garai's performance owed a fair bit to the stunned mullet school of acting). The four minute tracking shot of Dunkirk is a boggler - reminded me of the long tracking shot in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V. Maybe there's something about war and tracking shots...

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