The Resource Atonement, 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, (DVD)

Atonement, 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, (DVD)

Label
Atonement
Title
Atonement
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Golden Globes, USA, 2008: Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture - Drama ; Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Dario Marianelli)
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; editor, Paul Tothill ; music, Dario Marianelli ; costume designer, Jacqueline Durran ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood
Dewey number
791.43
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality
Language note
  • English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with French or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.M45
LC item number
A86646468 2008
PerformerNote
James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Julia West, Harriet Walter
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1972-
  • 1946-
  • 1937-
  • 1979-
  • 1985-
  • 1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bevan, Tim
  • Fellner, Eric
  • Webster, Paul
  • Hampton, Christopher
  • Wright, Joe
  • Ronan, Saoirse
  • Blethyn, Brenda
  • Redgrave, Vanessa
  • McAvoy, James
  • Walter, Harriet
  • Knightley, Keira
  • Garai, Romola
  • Marianelli, Dario
  • McEwan, Ian
  • Focus Features
  • Working Title Films
  • Relativity Media
  • Studio Canal
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
123
Series statement
Focus Features four-star collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atonement
  • Sisters
  • False testimony
  • Man-woman relationships
  • England
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Atonement, 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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Ian McEwan
  • DVD release of the 2007 motion picture
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn191825450
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Lccn
ocn191825450
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193328526
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61033285
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1539187
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Atonement, 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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Ian McEwan
  • DVD release of the 2007 motion picture
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn191825450
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (123 min.)
Lccn
ocn191825450
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193328526
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61033285
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1539187
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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