Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Awesome Movie Highlight: No. 6--Atonement


This movie. Agh! This movie! Its cinematography is truly the best part of it. Keira Knightly in the green dress? Hell yes! The story is heartbreaking and intriguing. Ironic fate weaves a story of a love that can never quite be due to circumstances beyond their control: lies and war. You guys, check it out!

“Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.” How can you not fall in love with that dialogue?! How?!

1 comment:

  1. I adore this movie. It's one of those that has a sad/happy ending. And, as you said, it's just beautiful.

    Joe Wright, who directed it, is probably the only director whose films I'll see just because he was the director. It's been said that he sets up scenes to look like a painting and he succeeds. Two shots in Atonement come to mind and if you've seen it, you're probably thinking of the same two as me. Just breathtaking.