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A musical tale of ‘Atonement’ and a special typewriter

By Ray Bennett LONDON — Writing plays a major role in Joe Wright’s Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated feature “Atonement”, so composer Dario Marianelli decided that the sound of a typewriter went perfectly with what he had in mind for the score. … Continue reading

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Oscar clues among the Golden Globes winners

By Ray Bennett No acting prizes for “Atonement” (pictured) in the Golden Globes but its richly deserved win as best film drama makes an Oscar nomination appear certain although last year’s Globes winner, “Babel,” lost to “The Departed” at the … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2007: Film Acting

By Ray Bennett Brad Pitt (above) is my choice as best actor with Casey Affleck as best supporting actor for “The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford.” Laura Linney is best actress for “The Savages” with Romola … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Joe Wright’s ‘Atonement’

By Ray Bennett VENICE – “Atonement,” Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel of love thwarted by juvenile fantasy, ranks among the best novel adaptations of recent times. With compelling, charismatic performances by Keira Knightley and James McAvoy (pictured)  as the lovers and a stunning … Continue reading

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‘Atonement’: Striking all the right notes in Venice

By Ray Bennett VENICE – Composer Dario Marianelli has created a wonderfully inventive score for Joe Wright’s new film “Atonement,” which features the tapping of typewriter keys as percussion. It’s a very effective device that plays off the title and it … Continue reading

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