Keira Knightley on the set of Atonement (2007).
“I told James to perform that walk as if he had a bit of a hard on. Sometimes my directions, my notes to the actors are very intellectual and sometimes you just have to come out with a very basic, simple note like, ‘play this scene with a hard on’. “
Dir. Joe Wright, Atonement commentary
The green dress which Keira Knightley wore in the film has been named “the best of all time” by InStyle magazine, exceeding some classics as Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Marilyn Monroe’s white dress in The Seven Year Itch and Vivien Leigh’s red dress from Gone with the Wind.