Cloud Atlas Comes to Film!
CLOUD ATLAS is a new movie everyone is talking about! It’s An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another
in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer
into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a
revolution. Each encounter we have with someone affects our lives and our roads we take in life.
The lavish cinematisation of David Mitchell’s sci-fi yarn could become the first genuine art-house blockbuster. But will it?
The transformation of British writer David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas novel into an outrageously ambitious wannabe blockbuster with a purported budget of at least $100m really is one of the marvels of 21st century film-making. While Hollywood bean counters wring their hands and promise more austerity each time a movie such as John Carter haemorrhages cash, elsewhere in the world (Germany in this case) funds have somehow been raised for a labyrinthine assembly of interconnected, fractured existential vignettes with a cast packed with Oscar-winners and a near three-hour running time.