April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Book-to-Movie Review: Atonement

S and I went to see Atonement last night, based on the Ian McEwan book of the same name. It was both beautifully depressing and depressingly beautiful. James McAvoy and Keira Knightely's performances were amazing, as well as Saoirse Ronan's performance as the younger Briony. Everything came together to make an astonishing movie; the cinematography, the score, the scenery, the performances, the direction... the movie deserved every award nomination that it received. Worth watching when it comes out on DVD (March 18, for those interested).


Anonymous said...

according to the extra features on the DVD, the director tried to stick to the original novel as much as possible

tapestry100 said...

Good to know. I just picked up the book and plan on reading it this weekend.