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Oscar Vault Monday – Atonement, 2007 (dir. Joe Wright)


I remember seeing the trailer for this movie and feeling compelled to read the book because it just looked so utterly fantastic. The book is now one of my favorites (all of the other Ian McEwan books I’ve read I thoroughly hated). I guess part of what I loved about the book was imagining the characters the way they were in the trailer. So when it came for the film to actually open I was so full of apprehension; would it live up to the book? or at the very least to the promise of its trailer? Rest assured, I did not feel let down. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one: Best Score (won), Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Supporting Actress Saoirse Ronan, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were: Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood and winner No Country For Old Men.

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