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Cloud Atlas Official Trailer #1

Another look at the film

By Robert T. Trate     September 06, 2012
Source: Movieclips

Here is the latest trailer of Cloud Atlas by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix Trilogy) and Tom Tykwer's (Run Lola Run) have released the trailer for their latest movie adventure, Cloud Atlas.

There are six stories in the movie that the characters will appear in that cross through different genres and takes place of over the course of a thousand years. The stories are thematically related, and they are linked by the intersections of various characters throughout the film. The novel consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. Each tale is revealed to be a story that is read (or observed) by the main character in the next. All stories but the last are interrupted at some moment, and after the sixth story concludes at the center of the book, the novel "goes back" in time, "closing" each story as the book progresses in terms of pages but regresses in terms of the historical period in which the action takes place. Eventually, readers end where they started, with Adam Ewing in the Pacific Ocean, circa 1850.

The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing: Pacific Ocean, circa 1850. Adam Ewing, an American notary's account of a voyage home from the remote Chatham Islands, east of New Zealand. The next character discovers this story as a diary on his patron's bookshelf.

Letters from Zedelghem: Zedelgem, Belgium, 1931. Robert Frobisher, a penniless young English musician, finds work as an amanuensis to a composer living in Belgium. This story is saved in the form of letters to his friend (and implied lover) Rufus Sixsmith, which the next character discovers after meeting Sixsmith.

Half-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery: Buenas Yerbas, California, 1975. Luisa Rey, a journalist, investigates reports of corruption and murder at a nuclear power plant. The next character is sent this story in the mail, in the form of a manuscript for a novel.

The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish: United Kingdom, early 21st century. Timothy Cavendish, a vanity press publisher, flees the brothers of his gangster client. He gets confined against his will in a nursing home from which he cannot escape. The next character watches a movie dramatization of this story.

An Orison of Sonmi~451: Nea So Copros (Korea), dystopian near future. Sonmi~451, a genetically-engineered fabricant (clone) server at Papa Song's diner (a proxy for large fast-dining chains), is interviewed before her execution after she rebels against the capitalist totalitarian society that created and exploited her kind. The next character watches Sonmi's story projected holographically in an "orison," a futuristic recording device.

Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After: Hawaii, post-apocalyptic distant future. Zachry, a tribesman living a primitive life after most of humanity dies during "the Fall," is visited by Meronym, a member of the last remnants of technologically-advanced civilization. This story is told when the protagonist is an old man, to seemingly random strangers around a camp-fire.

Cloud Atlas arrives in theaters on October 26th, 2012.
 
 

 

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Hookedonavengers2012 9/6/2012 10:45:19 PM

 Interesting!

fatpantz 9/6/2012 10:45:22 PM

I am mesmerized by every clip i see for this film.  I hope the studios let them keep the run time to at least 2.5 hrs...I look forward to being visually, emotionally and mentally engrossed every second of the way.

fatpantz 9/6/2012 10:46:40 PM

NVM just googled it 164 minutes.   :)

mlaforce 9/6/2012 11:52:01 PM

Is this suppose to be Halley Barrey's Pulp Fiction? Don't care for the woman much and she might be the reason I don't even go and see this at all...She comes off as a two bit has been just like Julia Roberts...I don't know, I could be way off base with this in a world that has gone completely crazy...

hanso 9/7/2012 7:29:50 AM

 I don't understand what is going on.

SmokingFrog77 9/7/2012 7:47:07 AM

Wow, that was..... interesting...... in a good way I hope......

violator14 9/7/2012 8:19:34 AM

I think I'll go check out that Monster's Ball scene again later tonight...on repeat.

VTGamehendge 9/7/2012 9:25:35 AM

Violator, on repeat and slow-mo.  Aw yeeeaaah. 

"I want you to make me feel good!"

VTGamehendge 9/7/2012 9:28:42 AM

Looks kinda confusing.

violator14 9/7/2012 11:51:26 AM

VTGamehendge-LMFAO!!! But if u put it on slow-mo, u cant hear here say it. lol....... oh man... this is exactly why there are no more girl maniacs on here anymore...

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