Saturday, February 23, 2008

girl in a green dress

Last night I went to see the film Atonement. I'd read the book and was curious to see how it translated onto the screen. I was surprised actually how well it does work. Exquisite cinematography and costume design certainly helped set the mood for the film - in particular, Keira Knightly's beautful green dress pictured here. I am not alone in thinking so evidently as the dress has been voted 1st place into the ranks of iconic costumes by British InStyle and is in fact being auctioned off on March 1st for a good cause. In case you were wondering what the other costumes were:
Sky Movies & InStyle’s Top 10 Best Film Costume poll
1. Keira Knightley’s green silk dress in Atonement
2. Marilyn Monroe’s white dress in The Seven Year Itch
3. Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
4. Olivia Newton-John’s skin-tight pants in Grease
5. Kate Winslet’s blue gown in Titanic
6. Diane Keaton’s tie and waistcoat in Annie Hall
7. Nicole Kidman’s satin corset from Moulin Rouge
8. Liza Minnelli’s stockings and bowler hat in Cabaret
9. The gown worn by Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age
10. Vivien Leigh’s dresses from Gone With The Wind
Go see the movie if only to see this love scene and a chance to see the back of this dress. Kidding aside, all the actors do an amazing job here. It is the haunting story of a child who makes a decision based on what she thinks she sees and how that one mistep alters the course of everyone's lives. The first movie to be made from one of James McEwan's books was The Cement Garden - worth putting in your Netflix cue.

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