Atonement

I will start one word that I have for the movie ‘WOW’.

atonementAtonement is set mostly in England over the course of the late 1930’s to early 1940’s. A rich British family is busy doing what rich families did back then even living under the threat of war – have dinner parties, frolic through their giants gardens, and flirt with the help and that’s when our young 13 year old Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) at the estate and wanna-be writer had a crush on Robbie Turner (help), but Robbie is above the age of consent and he isn’t interested in Briony. One day, Briony sees her older sister with Robbie and does what any 13-year-old would do, she flips.atonement-soirseronan

The rest of the movie shows the consequences of the lies that were told at such a young age. The chance to launch her fiction into reality presents itself when the sexually awakened Briony finds Lola getting raped by a man whom she fingers as Robbie. For five years, Robbie is remanded to the army, while Cecilia who truly loved him against all odds tries to build a life for the both of them back home.

Briony spends the rest of her life attempting to atone for what she did.

Filming Techniques I absolutely loved:

One is to incorporate the pounding of the old-school typewriter that Briony is using into the music. A few times, I didn’t realize it was a typewriter at first as it just seemed to flow with the melody.

Another technique is to show same sequence of events from the different perspective as someone is watching them. You see their reactions and are made part of their interpretation of the events. The next seen is the same sequence of events, but from the perspective of someone who was closer or part of the action and so the interpretation or the event itself was completely different. This was used 3 or 4 times and each time, it was interesting to see the different angles of what transpired.

I absolutely loved the scene where towards the end of the Battle of France in 1940, more than 300,000 British and French troops made their way to Dunkirk, France to be evacuated. The scene included several characters on the beach with a continuous camera flow as it moves through the beach to show the troops resting, singing, destroying supplies that could be used by the Germans, and doing whatever they could to keep occupied while they wait for ships to arrive. The scene lasts for about 10 minutes with never a single cut-away. It is breathtaking and definitely one of the best recreations of the Dunkirk situation I’ve seen.

It’s impossible not to be moved by ATONEMENT

Anubhav Sharma

Also read ‘I am Legend’ review

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Twitter does what Google could never do for me

Real ExampleTwitter does what Google could never do for me well

I am in Gurgaon, DLF Phase IV; It’s 2 PM and I am feeling hungry.

I reach my iPhone and Google for the “restaurants in Gurgaon” to see if I get something interesting to explore.

Results were, as expected, all over the place. Nothing relevant really.

sorry

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In the meanwhile on –What are you doing?

Looking for some good Eating Joint/ Restaurant near Galleria. Any Suggestions?

Got 7 responses in total:

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>>> Red Hot Café is anytime recommendation in that area

>>> Waise wahan par Pizza Hut bhi hai. Same building. Afternoon Quickie 😉

>>> Subway in Galleria Market itself

>>> Just head to Barbeque Nation. We have been there before.

>>> Kebab King bhai and must have is King Dal

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Wow it can’t  get better than this 😉 Twitter the social search engine.

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Anubhav Sharma

I am Legend – reveiw

I AM LEGEND

Awesome Movie

Now you haven’t read the book, have you ?

I must have watched it over 3 times and have liked it even more each time. Up until the point where Alice Braga’s character appeared, I was enjoying it so much that I was considering making a spot for it on my best of 2007 list. However, by the end, I wasn’t as sure. The scene at the end where the vampire creatures break into Robert Neville’s lab is intense and amazing, and I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t how it should have played out.

Last December when I Am Legend hit theaters, one of the biggest complains people had was that the ending was completely changed from the book and in turn the entire “legend” concept that Richard Matheson originally wrote was never actually seen.

And if you have read the book then this is the ending you wanted to see:

For those who have no clue; let me explain the concept of Richard Matheson’s book to help clarify why this original ending was so amazing to finally see. The entire purpose of the title I Am Legend is that in the book, Robert Neville actually is the last man on the planet. For a moment, the reader is awarded a fresh perspective from a unlikely vantage — Neville, hunter of vampirekind, is seen as freakish monster, the garish villain. And he has switched places from our reality of what we perceive as legend, to actually being the legend. As in, vampires are “legendary” to us because they’re a myth from fantasy. In the book, Robert Neville is “legendary” because he is that myth and goes out day after day hunting them. With the original theatrical ending, they never actually touched on that idea at all – but when you think about, that’s a pretty damn cool concept.

This original ending plays out actually caters much more to that concept than the one we saw in theaters. I love the dynamic between Neville and the lead vampire, especially when he finally brushes up against next to him and comes in contact with him. He never got that close to any of them in movie and seeing that gave me a chill.

I want Warner Brothers to understand that the actual audiences in America and rest of the world would have accepted this ending and preferred it over the one that made it into the final theatrical cut.

Another character Anna in the movie completely ruins the darkly clever play of the book’s original plot. Not realizing the movie would completely whitewash and gloss over that aspect, I kept overanalyzing Anna’s behavior and tersely hissing what I believed were clues about her shady origins to my movie-viewing companion. (Clue: She insists there’s a survivor’s colony in Vermont, but can only name God as the source of her information. Clue No. 2: She claims she drove down from Maryland, but Neville’s flashbacks explicitly detail that the island of Manhattan was completely quarantined.)