3.9
July 28, 2012

Cloud Atlas: Someday We’ll Understand.

“Our lives are not our own, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”

Could it be that the movie of the century is at the door (of the century)?

Just watch. Don’t open parachute.

Synopsis (Via Apple Trailers)
“Cloud Atlas” explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

Director:
Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski

Cast:
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant

Writers:
Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski

In theaters: 
October 26, 2012

*****

More quotable mojo from the original book, mother of the film, by David Mitchell:

“Power, time, gravity, love. The forces that really kick ass are all invisible.”

“All revolutions are the sheerest fantasy until they happen; then they become historical inevitabilities.”

“What wouldn’t I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable? To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds.”

“People are obscenities. Would rather be music than be a mass of tubes squeezing semisolids around itself for a few decades before becoming so dribblesome it’ll no longer function.”

“One fine day a predatory world shall consume itself.”

As one of my Facebook friends put it today on my wall: “If this doesn’t make you squeal in delightful anticipation I’ll eat my hat.”

He doesn’t have to. Anticipation is making me devour mine.

 *****

Bonus: Main theme, freshly delivered to all epic soundtrack lovers.

Composed by Thomas Bergersen.

 *****

“Just trying to understand why we keep making the same mistakes over and over… “

Forward to Min. 1:48. Close your eyes.

Music by M83.

“I feel like something important has happened to me…Is this possible?”

“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”

 *****

So, do we have a date?

PS: October 26.

 

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Andrea Balt

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