Atonement
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DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
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Edition:
[Widescreen ed.]
Publisher, Date:
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Description:
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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.
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MPAA rating: R; for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality.
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DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Title from container.
Saoirse Ronan, Brenda Blethyn, Julia West, James McAvoy, Harriet Walter, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai.
Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; editor, Paul Tothill ; music, Dario Marianelli ; costume designer, Jacqueline Durran ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood.
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
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.
Golden Globes, USA, 2008: Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture - Drama ; Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Dario Marianelli)
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Publisher Number:
61033285
Other Number:
191825450
System Availability:
13
Current Holds:
1
# Local items:
13
Control Number:
205529
Call Number:
791.43/72
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
10
# System items in:
10
Medium:
[videorecording]
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A mischievous girl accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit, only to find that her words have irrevocably and permanently changed the lives of all involved in a film that re-teams the filmmakers behind Pride & Prejudice to adapt the best-selling 2002 novel by author Ian McEwan. The year is 1935, and as the summer heat takes hold, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis watches her older sister, Cecilia (Keira Knightley), get undressed and go frolicking in the garden fountain on her family's country estate. The housekeeper's son, Robbie (James McAvoy), a childhood friend and recent Cambridge graduate, also witnesses the innocent act. When Robbie and Cecilia subsequently cross a particularly sensitive boundary and the scheming Briony accuses Robbie of an unspeakable transgression for which the boy is wholly innocent, the repercussions of her unfounded claim threaten to affect all three for decades to come. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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