Atonement.

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    Jul 18, 2008 2:59 AM GMT
    With summer almost over and studios readying to roll out their sets of award-worthy movies( read films), I thought I'd recall a film which in my opinion, was denied its Oscar glory this year.

    Atonement.

    Is there anyone else who feels this film got snubbed in the Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Director categories?


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    Jul 18, 2008 6:53 AM GMT
    It was simply amazing.
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    Jul 18, 2008 7:50 AM GMT
    Hmm...up until the last half hour or so I really wasn't into it and didn't think much of it at all.

    The ending was the clincher and it, um, brought out the emotions...lol.

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    Jul 18, 2008 9:43 AM GMT
    It definitely was one of my favorites for last year
    which makes me think about...
    anyone else think this year sucks!! by comparison?
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    Jul 18, 2008 10:24 AM GMT
    It was a good movie, about an 8.5/10. Better than the one that won, which seemed to be about a psychopathic drug dealer going around killing people and trying to get his millions back.
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    Jul 18, 2008 12:21 PM GMT
    I really enjoyed the movie, but something about Keira Knightly bothers me. But overall still a great movie.
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    Jul 18, 2008 1:28 PM GMT
    I agree, one of the best films I've seen lately. It was beautiful... and sad. Especially the last part where she admits... nevermind ;)
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    Jul 18, 2008 1:52 PM GMT
    what bothers you about keira knightly, daniel, is that you want to make sweet sweet love to her, and you are confused by those feelings.

    my suggestion? just relax and go with it (and if you do end up making sweet sweet love to her, please send me a copy of the video).
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    Jul 18, 2008 6:21 PM GMT
    I didn't really enjoy it, but that may be because I loved the book so much. The movie just didn't engage me like the book - which devastated me when I read it.
  • EricLA

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    Jul 18, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    I liked Atonement a lot, though was disappointed with the end. It was a strong movie, but I was pretty happy with who and what won the big awards last year (well, as far as I can remember).

    But, yes, this does seem like a weak year compared to last year. By this time last year "Once," a small, sweet low-budget Irish film was playing and was on top of my list (if you haven't seen it, you really should make an effort -- it most deservedly won the Oscar for best song). I enjoyed Wall-E and am looking forward to The Dark Knight, but it seems odd that these are two films getting Oscar buzz (some are suggesting Wall-E deserves better than a nom for Best Animated film) -- they're not the usual contenders are they?