Atonement: A Writer’s Dream and Nightmare

Atonement

This 2007 movie is called a “romantic war drama”, apparently by someone who has never seen it.

Starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, this is a story within a story. I don’t want to do spoilers but there is more to this story than it appears as a “romantic war drama.”

Fiction, it is said, has to be more realistic than truth. But in this case, fiction is an escape…