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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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FILM REVIEW: Jodie Foster in Neil Jordan’s ‘The Brave One’

By Ray Bennett Director Neil Jordan says that “The Brave One” is a vigilante story that he shot as a horror film. Jodie Foster plays an intelligent woman who discovers that she is capable not only of wreaking violence on … 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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