Great Adaptations: Atonement (2007)

Past Event

Saturday, 13 August 2016 - 2pm to 5:30pm

Atonement (2007)

With Andrew L Urban and Nerida Tyson-Chew

Since the inception of modern cinema people have been asking the question: Do you prefer the book or the film? Join us at the Library for Great Adaptations, a series of winter screenings of award-winning films adapted from books.

Andrew L Urban hosts this series of screenings followed by informal discussions. So why not escape the winter chill in the cosy surrounds of the Metcalfe Auditorium and reacquaint yourself with some classic stories?

Great Adaptations; 3 Part Series

  •  Saturday, June 11, Movie 1: Romeo and Juliet (1996)

  • Wednesday, July 13, Movie 2: The English Patient (1996)

  • Saturday, August 13, Movie 3: Atonement (2007)

 Head shot of Andrew L UrbanAndrew L Urban

Andrew L Urban is the Editor and Publisher of Australia’s weekly online movie magazine, launched in 1997.

As a freelance journalist (1980s & 1990s), Andrew has contributed over 2,000 articles & interviews to mainstream media, including The Australian & The Australian Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald & Sun Herald, The Bulletin (no longer published), and several specialist publications, mostly about film and filmmaking. He presents (since 2005) the movie appreciation course Movies Now, for Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education.

He created the iconic prime time TV interview series, Front Up, which ran for nine years (in the 1990s) on SBS TV and was Channel Host on the World Movies Channel for 6 years (2002 – 2007).

He was co-editor of Edge of the Known World, the history of the first 25 years of the Australian Film TV & Radio School, for which he interviewed dozens of past and current students of the school and wrote & narrated the 60 minute ABC documentary based on that work.


Head shot of Nerida Tyson-ChewNerida Tyson-Chew

Nerida Tyson-Chew is an award-winning Australian film composer and has studied with renowned Hollywood composers including Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, David Raksin and Bruce Broughton.

Nerida is a well-trained classical musician with a thorough understanding of contemporary musical styles and idioms.

Nerida often assists other composers and recording artists, highlights being her associations with Van Dyke Parks and Daniel Johns on Silverchair's album Diorama. She has experience recording with orchestras in London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Prague, as well as in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Tyson-Chew attended the University of Sydney where she graduated with Honours, Bachelor of Music in Composition. She holds a Master’s Degree in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television as a Harry Warren Scholar from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.



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