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  • Published: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 0025193328526

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Atonement

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Call number: DVD Drama Atonement

Available Copies: Pittsfield Adult

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Based on the novel by Ian McEwan.

Special features: Deleted scenes with commentary from director Joe Wright; bringing the past to life: the making of Atonement; from novel to screen: adapting a classic; feature commentary with director Joe Wright.

Saoirse Ronan, Brenda Blethyn, Julia West, James McAvoy, Harriet Walter, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai.

In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie - is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.

DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

Contents: Atonement.

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Tear Jerker

I found the cinematography of this movie to be brilliant, there is a scene where the camera does not break from the subject for a full two minutes and its an amazing shot to watch. Also, the ending really surprised me and caused me to feel distraught for at least a week after. An interesting story, for sure.

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