m: atonement

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So, my sister and Robbie were never able to have the time together they both so longed for… and deserved. Which ever since I’ve… ever since I’ve always felt I prevented. But what sense of hope or satisfaction could a reader derive from an ending like that? So in the book, I wanted to give Robbie and Cecilia what they lost out on in life. I’d like to think this isn’t weakness or… evasion… but a final act of kindness. I gave them their happiness.

Atonement (2007) dir. Joe Wright

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This is one costume that people still talk about, 10 years later, as one of their absolute favorites and most memorable. Why do you think that is?

It has unbelievably resonated. When we started making the movie, we all knew it was a pivotal moment and it had to be a memorable dress. Joe said that to me, right at the beginning, which was obviously a lot of pressure on me to try and make this memorable dress. But we didn’t know, really. It was a complete surprise how much it did resonate with people and how much it was picked out as a single look from the movie. Most of the other costumes that Keira wore are not talked about at all. It has surprised me, and it’s surprised me that people still remember it.

Atonement 10th anniversary: The inside story on that iconic green dress (x)

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So, my sister and Robbie were never able to have the time together they both so longed for and deserved. Which ever since I’ve ever since I’ve always felt I prevented. But what sense of hope or satisfaction could a reader derive from an ending like that? So in the book, I wanted to give Robbie and Cecilia what they lost out on in life. I’d like to think this isn’t weakness or evasion but a final act of kindness. I gave them their happiness.
Atonement (2007) dir. Joe Wright