Cloud Atlas — A lovely vision of how truly wonderful films can be.

Having seen a few great, some very good, and many just good films lately and over the course of time, I can honestly say that Cloud Atlas completely blows every other film totally out of the water for sheer creativity in actualizing the potential of films for depth of narrative, visual beauty, acting and scope of vision.  It’s a truly beautiful film on multiple levels. If you have not yet seen Cloud Atlas then do yourself a huge favor and make time to view it as soon as possible.  It’s lengthy, complex, involved and demands complete attention.  I would love to comment extensively but that might limit your own acts of exploration and discovery while engaged with this piece of artistry. Yes, this is Film As Art and it’s quite incredibly spectacular!

Not yet interested?

Did you love The Matrix?

Are you a fan of Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant? Imagine each playing multiple roles in multiple storylines which are all interconnected.

How open is your mind?

 

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. penpusherpen said,

    May 15, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Yesterday, I didn’t know a thing about Cloud Atlas, and now?… thanks to you, Eva, I’ve watched the trailer, and ,as you so rightly say, the Names contained within, and the storyline… just simply amazing..so I shall find a way to watch… Jim Broadbent? Tom Hanks?.. Halle Berry… etc… wonderful gathering and mind blowing story… I believe it too… xxPenxx

    • penpusherpen said,

      June 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      dropping by to say hi, Eva, .. and ask how’s things with you?…. I have a cold, I am stoic, well, not really, just letting it do it’s thing…in the hope it’ll depart… xxx

  2. Mervius said,

    May 16, 2013 at 6:39 am

    I haven’t watched it yet, but it’s at the top of my list right now. When I saw the trailer last year, I made Alex watch it immediately, after telling her that my first impression was that it could be the best movie ever. (I assume it won’t quite live up to that estimation, but I’m encouraged by your enthusiasm for it.)

    • June 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      So Mervy, Mervy, Mervy, what’s the verdict? Have you viewed?

      • Mervius said,

        June 24, 2013 at 3:10 am

        Alex and I watched it yesterday. FANTASTIC! Funny and horrifying. Gripping and sad. Ambitious and powerful. What if all movies were that good?

      • June 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm

        What if indeed, Mervy!? Damm the school’s in America would have to up their game and quit dumbing down the kids. Hello.

  3. roos said,

    May 17, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Yes i loved the Matrix but i am no good at remembering names. Cloud Atlas is on the list to see, so many films are not just entertainment or a pretty picture they are art with a capital.

  4. lesliepaints said,

    May 20, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I have not seen the movie because two people told me not to waste my time…. I have read the book!!!! I loved every page of it and it was difficult to put it down when I needed to address other things. I should have emailed you, knowing you may have read the book and seen the movie… I will take your advice. I have liked other things you have recommended. Thanks Eva!

    • June 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Oddly enough, Leslie, I have read a book with nearly the same title.
      The Cloud Atlas by Liam Callanan, which is also a wonderful read.
      I don’t know what your friends didn’t like about the film–some folks may not like the multiple storylines–but a great film or book isn’t always considered such by everyone.
      Looking forward to YOUR opinion, Leslie. HUGS!

      • lesliepaints said,

        June 17, 2013 at 8:16 pm

        I read the one by Callahan, too. I liked it, also; and shed a few tears.
        The movie was great as you said. I would have had trouble with it, perhaps, had I not read the book first. However, I went with the multiple storylines and dealt with it like I dealt with the book, feeling my way through the message of love, the elimination of judgement, the power of communication and that elusive phrase of there never being anything “new under the sun”. I laughed with the Cavendish storyline and wept with the one about Frobrisher. I will watch this again and I think that is a true testament of a good movie. To see something new every time. Thank you, so much for the shove this direction.

      • June 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

        Ah yes, the Callahan one has its tearjerking moments indeed. I am so glad you found the movie as wonderful as I did! You shove me, I shove you, and we both get something wonderful! LOL.

  5. flandrumhill said,

    May 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Ok, I’m sold. Loved ‘The Matrix.’ Will look for this one and will report back on my impression. Thanks for recommending 🙂

    • June 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Please, Please do, flandrumhill. Howa are things in Nova Scotia?

      • flandrumhill said,

        June 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

        Wet today (again) but we have had some pretty wonderful summer weather already. Everything looks so fresh outdoors. Nature at its bloomiest 🙂

      • June 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

        Well, while Nature is blooming there, it’s BOOMing! Here. Yes, indeed, thunderstorming to beat the band.
        Glad you’re enjoying a wonderful summer, flandrumhill.

  6. May 28, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I did see this, and I agree – it was spectacular on so many levels. It addressed many issues that “big studio” films won’t touch because they are too risky or they fear the audience won’t be interested or understand. I commend the actors, producers and directors for creating Cloud Atlas. Hmmm – maybe I’d like to even see it again …..

    • June 15, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Ahhh still a dreamer–thank you for your supporting commentary. Yes, way too many folks sell others short–hence the dumbing down of America. Offer quallity and many people will step up their game for a taste of the good stuff.


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