Cloud Atlas

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Dars al'Kaskade, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Dars al'Kaskade

    Dars al'Kaskade Recruit

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    Has anyone read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell? Thoughts? I have not yet, and am debating whether I should try to read it before the upcoming film. It sounds compelling. (And I love the title.)
     
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    I've wondered the same thing. The movie looks like I'd love it, and the books supposedly won several awards. I think I'll take the typical route of reading the book first.
     
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    I think I need to to that too :clap
     
  4. Arisaema Draconis

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    *ressucitates a dead thread*

    I read the book, then thought the movie couldn't be done. I had to abandoned my expectations for the movie to be true to the book.
    In the end, I love the movie. I really like the way that the actors were reused for different parts. I think that the musical score is very compelling. I decided to purchase the movie and just finished another rewatch. I've lost count on the times I've seen it.
     
  5. Alora Sionn

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    I've only seen it once and I loved it (I even have asig inspired from it :giggle) I didn't read the book yet but will get on that asap (along with Life of Pi)
     
  6. Aran Cherubim

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    I haven't read the book, but I enjoyed the movie. :)

    It got a bit of criticism for "yellowface" though.
     
  7. Alora Sionn

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    Anyone criticizing that movie for something like that clearly missed the point and have no sense of artistic directing.
     
  8. Arisaema Draconis

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    While I agree with Alora, I must also respect my Korean partner's opinion about "yellow-face."
    This was a direction taken by the movie directors/producers that was not an intrinsic part of the novel.
    I believe that it saved the movie by presenting that sense of continuity. There were no white actors playing black parts. But there were actors of color depicting other skin colors including multi-racial characters.

    I was was not convinced by some of the character depictions, but I suspended by disbelief in favor of the overarching message of one human race in the universal age of the story.