“This is how the entire course of a life can be changed: by doing nothing.”
“It's shaming sometimes, how the body will not, or cannot, lie about emotions. Who, for decorum's sake, has ever slowed his heart, or muted a blush?”
“Thinking of her friends, she felt the peculiar unshared flavour of her own existence: she was alone.”
“This was still the era - it would end later in that famous decade - when to be young was a social encumbrance, a mark of irrelevance, a faintly embarrassing condition for which marriage was the beginning of a cure.”
The movie version of On Chesil Beach is scheduled to be released on June, 2018 in the UK. (In Spain I don't know if it will be released at all). Edward Mayhew and Florence Ponting will be played by Billy Howle and Saoirse Ronan (who will feature in another McEwan adaptation after 2007's Atonement).
So far only critics and the like have seen the movie, giving it a "fresh" 63% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. Not too bad. Probably watchable.
Movie Review (The Guardian)