(Joe Wright, 2007)
Produced by Working Title (+2); distribution: Universal
Box Office: $130m (world); $51m (USA), £11.5m
SUMMARY: A somewhat quirky (postmodern parody?) opening in which at least one central protagonist is firmly anchored, and signifiers abound of wealth, privilege and orderliness. Typical WT in some regards, although could be taken for another British production company and brand: Merchant Ivory.PREVIOUS POSTS THAT REFERENCE ATONEMENT:
WT's relationship with NBC-Universal; WT box office history to 2010; Convergence + Digitisation; Paul/Avatar essay guide; Some thoughts on the digitisation effect; Social realism.
THE OPENING (YOUTUBE):
SHOT BY SHOT BREAKDOWN:
|Ident1, of distributor (and WT's parent company) Universal|