July 27, 2012

"Cloud Atlas" Extended Trailer

This is the first footage from Lana and Andy Wachowski (creators of The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer’s (Run Lola Run) Cloud Atlas has premiered online. The preview alone is a massive undertaking, as it encapsulates the filmmakers’ kaleidoscopic statement about human existence in a mystifying (some might say confounding) manner. But how can you expect anything less from the combined creative force of Tykwer and the Wachowskis!
David Mitchell’s source novel (and its film adaptation) introduces a sickened clerk (Ben Whishaw) on a Polynesian sea voyage in the 19th century, scribbling his experiences down for the sake of posterity. It jumps ahead in time to the 1930s, where an aspiring composer (also Whishaw) discovers the clerk’s journal – while living alongside a deteriorating master composer (Jim Broadbent), who recognizes the tune his pupil plays... from his dreams.

The result will no doubt be an intense film experience that displays 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.

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