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Old June 19th, 2010, 5:56 pm
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Cloud Atlas

"In development" and with a 2011 date is a movie adaptation of Cloud Atlas. David Mitchell's book is a captivating mixture of science fiction, history and political thriller. Perhaps difficult to get into, but worth the effort.

But will it make a good movie? Is it just too huge a project? People who may be involved include James McAvoy, Ian McKellan, Natalie Portman, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry.

If you've read the book, what do you think?


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Re: Cloud Atlas (May 2012)

I had no idea that there was the possibility that this book would be turned into a film. The book is incredible, one of my favourite of all time but I have no idea how they will fit all six stories into a single film. I would say that with the tightest of scripts, you would still have to allow at least 30 mins for each story so that would be a minimum of 3 hours long. I have to say that this does really interest me, but I'm not convinced they will be able to pull it off.


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Cloud Atlas (October 2012)

Written by Andy and Lana Wachowski and with a stellar cast (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving) this could be brilliant or an utter debacle.

Judging from the extended trailer, I'm thinking brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnAqFyaQ5s


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Re: Cloud Atlas (Oct-Nov 2012)

Well, since starting this thread, years ago, I've read the book again, and I still love it. i always worried about the idea of trying to turn it into a movie. It was somehow too personal, I think everyone reads the book differently if that makes any sense. And certainly too 'unique' to be a movie - not a conventional blockbuster.

Having seen the trailer - I'm still worried, but there's a stupid smile on my face. They might just pull it off.


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Re: Cloud Atlas (Oct-Nov 2012)

There is a new trailer, just released (IMDB has it) that is pretty good.


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Re: Cloud Atlas (Oct-Nov 2012)

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Well, since starting this thread, years ago, I've read the book again, and I still love it. i always worried about the idea of trying to turn it into a movie. It was somehow too personal, I think everyone reads the book differently if that makes any sense. And certainly too 'unique' to be a movie - not a conventional blockbuster.

Having seen the trailer - I'm still worried, but there's a stupid smile on my face. They might just pull it off.
Roger Ebert did a sort of non-review. Good things to say, but still sorting out what he thinks about it. A good sign, I think, that it's well done.
http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2012..._ive_seen.html


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Re: Cloud Atlas

I didn't read the book, but after seeing the movie a few weeks ago I'll definetely do so.

The movie was a bit difficult to follow, especially at the beginning, and I had difficulties to connect the different stories whith each other. Nevertheless, it seemed to carry a very philosophical and in some way important meaning (nah, I can't explain that very well x__X); but this movie somehow moved me, although I didn't fully understand everything.


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Re: Cloud Atlas

I've read the book, but the movie doesn't arrive here until February next year so I haven't seen it yet.


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Re: Cloud Atlas

Saw this not too long ago. It's overlong, but well worth a watch, even though most of the "Island" dialogue that Tom Hanks and Halle Berry say is virtually incomprehensible. It's a flawed movie. I think the idea of using the same actors in different roles doesn't work. But I have to admire the sheer ambition shown.


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