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Old December 30 2013, 01:21 AM   #61
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Also, while Hugo Weaving represents the enforcement of an evil order in every story, Hugh Grant is always the very source f that order.

This is one of my favorites ever, and my favorites in a long time.
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Old December 30 2013, 08:56 AM   #62
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I loved this film so much when I saw it in theaters, I immediately bought the book. I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but it's high on my list. I really should watch this film again, too.
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Old December 30 2013, 01:41 PM   #63
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I watched it it on the opening night and got the blu ray for my birthday. After it was sitting on my shelf for several months, I managed to re-watch the movie again a couple of weeks ago. It's certainly one of my favourite ones. And I'm amazed by all the details that I didn't noticed when I watched "Cloud Atlas" the first time.

I'm thinking about reading the book, too, but I haven't made up my mind yet.
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Old December 31 2013, 12:09 AM   #64
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There was one thing I found a little confusing. The birthmark was appearing on different actors in the different eras, but I was originally under the impression that the actors were all supposed to be different incarnations of the same soul. Was that not the case? Were they cast more on the concept they represented rather than being the same "person"?
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Old December 31 2013, 01:07 AM   #65
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There was one thing I found a little confusing. The birthmark was appearing on different actors in the different eras, but I was originally under the impression that the actors were all supposed to be different incarnations of the same soul. Was that not the case? Were they cast more on the concept they represented rather than being the same "person"?
No. The same actors are not playing the same "soul." In fact, the birthmark follows the one common soul. the same actors do as you said earlier, which to represent their roles in the story, not the actual characters. Cloud Atlas is as much about stories, the telling of stories, and the roles that antagonists and protagonists play in it, and that's what the actors represent. The only common soul is the whoever wears the comet birthmark, which is the main character in each story.
Ewing - Forbisher - Rey - Cavendesh - Somni451 - Zacharay

They all have the birthmark and are the same character.

Hugo Weaving and Hugh Grant play antagonists in every story, but they are not playing the same souls.
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Old January 1 2014, 03:34 AM   #66
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Ok, thanks of the explanation.
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One of my favorite movies.
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One of my favorite movies.
And you felt the need to zombify a thread that had been dead for eight months to add zero new content, because ...?
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Old August 18 2014, 08:00 PM   #69
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I like the ideas, that it had ideas at all, in a time when so few films have real ideas.
See, these kinds of comments are starting to bug me.

There are LOTS of films with ideas that are released...but for whatever reason people don't know about them or don't go see them. "Films" aren't just movies made by Hollywood.

We Need To Talk About Kevin
Red Tails
The Grey
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Where Do We Go Now?
Moonrise Kingdom
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Take This Waltz
Cosmopolis
Robot & Frank
The Master
Looper
Argo
Holy Motors
...and yes, Cloud Atlas.

These are all well made films, with wonderful ideas, interesting themes and intelligent narratives. And these are just the films I know of. And they're not obscure. I've been able to see every one in the small Canadian city I live in.

That's a lot of movies in one year that have arguably lofty ideas for a time when, supposedly, "so few films have real ideas.

Don't just go see movies you see commercials on the TV for...get out there and discover some.
My favorite review of we need to talk about kevin is something the lines of ..... this character is just so one dimensional, he is just sterotypically evil.


It seems theres a general trend that if an idea bucks preconceived expectations its attacked for not meeting those prejudices
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Old August 18 2014, 08:12 PM   #70
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This movie blew me away. A narrative containing six different stories should feel incredibly disjointed, especially when the connections are tenuous. This managed it, though. Each story was just as engaging as the next. I was never annoyed when they cut away to a different story because I was interested in every single one of them. And the makeup, oh man the makeup. If any other film wins the Oscar for makeup this year, it will be a travesty. This is one of my favorites of the year, and I certainly need to go see it again.
Yeah I really hope someone can pull of a similarily themed television concept.

Multiple arcs, reusing casts, with a limited need for set pieces, while still going far into the future.
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Old August 18 2014, 10:42 PM   #71
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This movie blew me away. A narrative containing six different stories should feel incredibly disjointed, especially when the connections are tenuous. This managed it, though. Each story was just as engaging as the next. I was never annoyed when they cut away to a different story because I was interested in every single one of them. And the makeup, oh man the makeup. If any other film wins the Oscar for makeup this year, it will be a travesty. This is one of my favorites of the year, and I certainly need to go see it again.
Yeah I really hope someone can pull of a similarily themed television concept.

Multiple arcs, reusing casts, with a limited need for set pieces, while still going far into the future.
TerraNovan, you need to refresh yourself with the rules here. For one, you don't need to post consecutive posts with the tools we have. For another, a thread that has been dormant as long as this one should be left that way. Resurrecting it with a post of essentially no content isn't going to endear you here.
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