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    'Atonement' from Keira Knightley

    'Atonement' kicks off Venice

    Opening night brings British invasion


    By NICK VIVARELLI, ALI JAAFAR
    The Hollywood Reporter
    Posted: Wed., Aug. 29, 2007, 2:02pm PT

    Keira Knightley arrives for the opening ceremony and
    the 'Atonement' premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

    The Venice Film Festival kicked off its 75th anniversary Wednesday with an invigorating shot of youth as sophomore Brit helmer Joe Wright's World War II romance "Atonement" pleased auds and the world's oldest movie event, with new digs in the works, pondered its next phase.

    Opening night catwalk, against the backdrop of a demolition ball smashing through the old Palazzo del Cinema, was a thoroughly British affair.

    "Atonement" stars the youthful Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, 14-year-old Saoirse Ronan and Vanessa Redgrave strutted down the red carpet flanked by Working Title co-chief Eric Fellner and Universal brass.
    Verdict on the pic's world preemwas positive; not often the case in Venice.

    http://www.variety.com/index.asp?lay...117971054&cs=1

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    Re: 'Atonement' from Keira Knightley

    This was a great book, so I hope the movie delivers. But with James McAvoy and Keira Knightly I don't think I could find much to complain about.
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    Re: 'Atonement' from Keira Knightley

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    Keira Knightley channels the divas of classic '30s/'40s melodrama
    in 'Atonement,' director Joe Wright's adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel.

    A Universal Pictures Intl. (in U.K.)/Focus Features (in U.S.) release of a Universal Pictures presentation, in association with StudioCanal and Relativity Media, of a Working Title production. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster. Executive producers, Richard Eyre, Robert Fox, Ian McEwan, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin. Co-producer, Jane Frazer. Directed by Joe Wright. Screenplay, Christopher Hampton, based on the 2001 novel by Ian McEwan.

    By Derel Elley
    Variety
    August 30, 2007

    Rarely has a book sprung so vividly to life, but also worked so enthrallingly in pure movie terms, as with “Atonement,” Brit helmer Joe Wright’s smart, dazzlingly upholstered adaptation of Ian McEwan’s celebrated 2001 novel. Period yarn, largely set in 1930s and ‘40s England, about an adolescent outburst of spite that destroys two lives and crumples a third, preserves much of the tome’s metaphysical depth and all of its emotional power. And as in Wright’s “Pride & Prejudice,” Keira Knightley -- echoed by co-thesp James McAvoy --proves every bit as magnetic as the divas of those classic mellers pic consciously references.

    Released in Europe next month, and Stateside as a specialty item via Focus in December, pic should reap good returns on the back of positive reviews and figure heavily in upcoming kudo derbies. It proved a popular opener of this year’s Venice fest.
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    Re: 'Atonement' from Keira Knightley

    'Vigor', glam help kick off Venice Film Festival


    By Eric J. Lyman
    The Hollywood Reporter
    Aug 30, 2007

    "Atonement" director Joe Wright is flanked by stars
    Vanessa Redgrave, left, and Keira Knightley.
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    VENICE, Italy -- The 64th annual Venice Film Festival got under way Wednesday as massive crowds gathered under cloudy skies at the edge of the red carpet and the world premiere of Joe Wright's "Atonement" received a strong reception.

    The film's star, Keira Knightley, was the darling of the red carpet, with a scrum of photographers eagerly snapping photos of the actress, who was dressed in a long, pale peach dress with sparkling stars across her hair.

    Knightley signed autographs for 10 minutes before entering Venice's Palazzo del Cinema for the opening ceremony. She was joined by Wright and co-stars James McAvoy and Vanessa Redgrave, and the foursome was greeted by enthusiastic applause as they entered the building.

    Inside, the presentations turned to the storied history of the Venice festival, which runs through Sept. 8.

    Although this is the 64th edition of the festival, it is the 75th anniversary of the first event, which took place in the lawn of the Lido's nearby Hotel Excelsior in 1932, and presenters used the occasion to look back at the past three quarters of a century.

    "The festival has a renewed vigor," Venice Biennale president Davide Croff said. "The festival is fresher, stronger and more international than ever before."
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    Re: 'Atonement' from Keira Knightley

    I absolutely love this book and was so excited when I heard Joe Wright was making it into a film. I missed a test screening in L.A. a few months back and was so bummed! However, the clips I have seen of the film look just wonderful.

    December cannot come soon enough.

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