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Atonement [videorecording] / Focus Features presents ; in association with Studiocanal and Relativity Media a Working Title production ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; directed by Joe Wright.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Media Center Reserve DVD 3180 37684001050880 Media Center Desk Not holdable Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Widescreen version.
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan.
General reserve.
Material for the Film Scoring Department.
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; editor, Paul Tothill ; music, Dario Marianelli ; costume designer, Jacqueline Durran ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood.
Participant or Performer Note:
James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Julia West, Harriet Walter.
Summary, etc.:
In 1935, thirteen-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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with optional English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 2008: Best original score. Golden Globes, USA, 2008: Best Motion Picture, Drama ; Best Original Score, Motion Picture.
Subject: McEwan, Ian > Film and video adaptations.
Atonement > Drama.
Sisters > England > Drama.
False testimony > England > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > England > Drama.
England > Drama

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