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Universal City, Calif : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008].
Widescreen version.
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1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. 
Rated R; for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality.
DVD Drama  1 available


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General Note
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan.
General Note
DVD release of the 2007 motion picture.
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Special features: deleted scenes; bringing the past to life: the making of Atonement; from novel to screen: adapting a classic; feature commentary with director Joe Wright.
General Note
Focus Features ; Studiocanal ; Relativity Media ; a Working Title production ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Christopher Hampton ; directed by Joe Wright.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; editor, Paul Tothill ; music, Dario Marianelli ; costume designer, Jacqueline Durran ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood.
James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave.
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 grows 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.
Target Audience
Rated R; for disturbing war images, language and some sexuality.
System Details
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Includes English, French, and Spanish language tracks, with optional French or Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf & hard of hearing (SDH).
Golden Globes, USA, 2008: Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture - Drama ; Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Dario Marianelli)

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Marianelli, D., McEwan, I., Ronan, S., Redgrave, V., Garai, R., Knightley, K., McAvoy, J., & Wright, J. (2008). Atonement (Widescreen version.). Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dario. Marianelli et al.. 2008. Atonement. Universal City, Calif: Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dario. Marianelli et al.. Atonement Universal City, Calif: Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Marianelli, Dario., et al. Atonement Widescreen version., Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

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