Catharsis. I actually feel a lot better… although I doubt I’ll rewatch Atonement for a very, very long time.
Come Back To Me || Atonement || Death is the Road to Awe
Atonement + The Fountain score= PERFECTION.
# if i had the erik perfection gif i would have used it # but seriously this video gives me SO MANY FEELINGS # ALL THE FEELINGS # AND THOSE FEELINGS INCLUDE FUCK YOU BRIONY YOU FUCKING LIFE RUINER # atonement # the fountain # james mcavoy # keira knightley # fanvid
The moment when your parents go out for dinner, and you put in your Atonement DVD and TURN THE SPEAKERS UP FULL BLAST.
So you can watch this scene over and over again in
# GOOD TIMING ON MY PART CAUSE THEY JUST WALKED IN THE DOOR # AND THE LAST THING I NEED IS FOR ONE OF THEM TO TELL ME TO GET A REAL BOYFRIEND INSTEAD OF REWATCHING SEX SCENES FEATURING JAMES MCAVOY # FUCK YOU MOM AND DAD I AM HAPPY WITH MY LIFE AND MY CHOICES THAT INCLUDE LISTENING TO JAMES MCAVOY MOAN ON MY COMPUTER # james mcavoy # atonement
# FUCK YOU BRIONY # YOU GIANT SUCCUBUS OF HAPPINESS # GO DIE IN A FIRE JESUS # ASHLEY IS TOO ATTACHED TO CHARACTERS THAT AREN'T REAL BLOG 2011 # atonement
We take a pause in our regularly scheduled fangirling so that I may wax poetic about Atonement.
See, I actually read the first novel when it was first published in 2001, when I worked at a book store (YES I AM REALLY THAT OLD, DON’T JUDGE). It instantly became one of my favorites, and the movie adaptation is by far one of the most flawless adaptations from a book I’ve ever seen. Both the novel and the film are gorgeously written and filmed, with so much heart, passion, and emotional devastation.
SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK OR SEEN THE MOVIE.
And obviously it is a tragedy that Robbie and Cecilia never have the opportunity to truly consummate their love. But the TRUE tragedy is that Briony (FUCKING BRIONY, THE ONE LIFE RUINER TO RULE THEM ALL) never learns her lesson. So traumatized by what she’s done, she remains in a suspended state of pre-adolescence for the rest of her life. She rewrites Robbie’s and Cecilia’s relationship, wildly veering from the truth as she did so many years ago.
She claims that she does this to give them the happiness she denied them in life. But really, she’s recreating history, reshaping the memory of both her sister and her sister’s lover. She’s doing exactly what she did when she was a child, and she honestly believes that she’s done the right thing, just as she did before.
She still can’t discern reality from fiction, and she still can’t tell the truth.
And that, my friends, is the true tragedy of Atonement.
# atonement # life ruiners # GODDAMN IT BRIONY YOU ARE A GIANT SUCCUBUS OF HAPPINESS
Flawless, amazing, better than your favorite movie, etc.
Normally I do not condone breaking up relationships, but what I wouldn’t give for Keira to dump her second-rate Orlando Bloom lookalike and for McAvoy to leave his wife.
Robbie + Cecilia 4-EVAAAAAAA.
# atonement # real-life otp y'all # james mcavoy # keira knightley
I love this line, and her delivery of it, so so much.