Atonement

Finally saw Atonement over the weekend. Hadn’t been until now, because I’m a noisy sobber, and I didn’t want to embarass myself with too much loud and protracted weeping. But: I’m glad I saw it. It’s a beautifully-made film, with a truly memorable score, great costumes and period locations that are recreated with vivid attention to detail….

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Heath Ledger

So poor Heath Ledger is dead. A terrible, sad end for a prodigious talent. Since I tend to be interested in Film Locations and the remarkable economic impacts of film production, it’s worth recalling one of Heath’s most remarkable achievements; boosting tourismto a setting where filming didn’t actually take place. Fans of Brokeback Mountain don’t…

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