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Trailer For Cloud Atlas: #Mindbending #Awesome

T he movie adaptation of the mind-twisting sci-fi novel, Cloud Atlas, is finally here. The trailer is definitely eye candy. Hope the movie lives up to the hype. Release date is Oct 26. Can’t wait.

Cut from an earlier post about the movie:

David Mitchell’s novel, Cloud Atlas is being filmed with a star-studded cast–Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith and Elrond). The Wachowski brothers of Matrix fame are doing the directing. So far, the rumor mill says the tab on the move is 150 million dollars. Who would’ve thought Cloud Atlas was filmable. The novel is a literary work of architectural genius. Six stories (or twelve), spanning centuries, are stacked one on top the other in the form of a palindrome. Whether the Wachowskis are right for the movie or not, Cloud Atlas is by itself an ambitious work of fiction destined for an epic fail or success in the box office. The British author of the novel has said that he is being cautiously optimistic about the outcome of the movie. 

 

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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