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Old 01-12-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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Anybody else seen this, yet? Or interested in seeing it?

I saw it last night. I really liked it. I wouldn't say it hit the level of "Great", but it was definitely very good.

It's basically a film in 3 acts (with the 1st act being the longest and the last act being less than 10 minutes). What kept it from being Great for me was that the 1st Act was SO GOOD and captivating, that the rest of the film never really rose to the same level.

All the actors gave really good performances, especially the actress who played the young Briony, who was phenomenally effective in her role.

I've never been the biggest Keira Knightly fan, but I thought she was really good in this movie. She gives a quick look in one scene where she dismisses a servant, which to me showed she was completely in character. And I thought she handled her lines in the library scene quite well.

At times it verges on melodrama, but it has enough bite and depth to keep reining it back in.

I'd definitely recommend it if you like WWII period pieces mixed with sex.


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I really enjoyed it, too. Great film. I especially related to and loved the little girl. She actually felt more like a real person than the 2 lovers. I don't wanna ruin it for those who haven't seen it.

The first time I saw it, I had trouble sleeping the night before and was quite tired. I much preferred it the second time.

My brother also noted how well the WWII atmosphere was captured -- not the carnage of battle, but the left-over misery and frustration. He felt this film did this better than any other he'd seen -- far better than "Saving Private Ryan" which focussed on the fighting.
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Those of you who have seen it - have you also read the book? And if so, what did you think of it?
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I haven't seen it, but I have read the book... And if the film is anywhere near as good as the book is, it should be incredible!
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I saw 'Atonement' a couple of weekends ago and I really, really loved it. I read the book a few years ago now, so I was excited to see the film - it's one of my favourite books.

I actually felt quite devastated by this film, I felt really moved by it - it was beautifully done. I'm not much of a Keira Knightly fan either, but I think she does a wonderful job in this film.

I very much liked her green dress
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I think this film warrants its own thread.

Not being the biggest Keira Knightly fan as well, I still really want to see this film. I love WWII/I period films, and British/Commonwealth ones at that. I heard the one scene where James McAvoy is walking, and it's a non-stop camera piece, is supposed to be amazing.

In fact, I think I'm going to watch this tonight.

FitzChivalry, I really liked your review of the film. The way you explained it got me hooked.
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I loved it.

A lot.

A LOT.

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I think this film warrants its own thread.

Not being the biggest Keira Knightly fan as well, I still really want to see this film. I love WWII/I period films, and British/Commonwealth ones at that. I heard the one scene where James McAvoy is walking, and it's a non-stop camera piece, is supposed to be amazing.

In fact, I think I'm going to watch this tonight.

FitzChivalry, I really liked your review of the film. The way you explained it got me hooked.
Thanks.

And yes, the LOOOOOOOOONG tracking shot on the beach is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and, also, very powerful!

Really good film.
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I have a hard time believing the Dunkirk shot is a tracking shot. Seemed like a sure Steadicam shot to me. But I don't know that for a fact, that's just what it looked like.
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I saw this last weekend, and thought it was excellent. One of the best movies I've seen in a while.
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The more I see it advertised the more I want to see this movie. Need to find someone who will go me.
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I agree, there's something about him. I haven't seen the movie but hopefully I can, it started at my local theater last Friday.
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