Cloud AtlasDVD - 2013
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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. The story is a time-shifting weave of six interlinking narratives, wi... Read More »
TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016
I read David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas years ago and greatly enjoyed it. At the time, I remember thinking that although the book had some great action and really remarkable stories, it was completely unfilmable.
Not that I was completely wrong. Though the crew and cast did their be... Read More »
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Isaac Sachs: Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood as we understand the Theory of Relativity and Principles of Uncertainty: phenomenon that determine the course of our lives. Yesterday, my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another. Yesterday I believed that I would never have done what I did today. These forces that often remake time and space, that can shape and alter who we imagine ourselves to be, begin long before we are born and continue after we perish. Our lives and our choices, like quantum trajectories, are understood moment to moment. At each point of intersection, each encounter suggests a new potential direction.
Haskell Moore: There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.
Adam Ewing: What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?
Sonmi 451: "Our lives... are not our own... From womb to tomb, we are bound to others... past, and present. And by each crime... and every kindness... we birth our future."
Timothy Cavendish (to the residents of "Aurora House" staring at him through a bay window as he attempts escape): "Soylent Green is people! Soylet Green is made of people!!!"
Timothy Cavendish (voiceover; reminiscing about falling naked out of an open window into a bush, after getting clawed by a cat he was covering his privates with after getting caught making love with his girlfriend by her parents): "...Two sprained ankles, one cracked rib. Official cause of accident listed on the hospital form...: "Pussy"."
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