Connectedness…Experience It In IMAX!

“What wouldn’t I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable? To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds.”         —David Mitchell

I’ve been gone for a little while, but let’s not dwell on that. Following a very tough August and a September of emotional recuperation I’m back!!!! Yay!!! And you know what I could use? A really good movie.

Perfect. Because today I saw the trailer for the new movie Cloud Atlas which is scheduled to be in theaters October 26th. Have you seen it? It looks…mmm…complicated. Like somewhere between Memento and The Tree of Life. But still, the trailer was intriguing, and the film looks potentially beautiful. It is based on a 2004 book by David Mitchell. I read a few quotes from the book and am looking forward to reading it as soon as I can. I’ve been looking for a new read after zipping through Hunger Games a few Saturdays ago, so this comes at a perfect time. I think that a little dose of fiction that gives a hopeful and positive message is just what the doctor ordered.

But the trailer caught my attention for a few other reasons…….

First, the movie was directed by Tom Tykwer who directed Run Lola Run, along with Lana and Andy Wachowski who wrote The Matrix. Talk about crazy creative minds working together! I mean, just look at them! I think with that team doing the screen adaptation, the producing and the direction, there is a very good chance this film will be a mind-bending IMAX adventure with a deeper takehome message than you’ll get from the average blockbuster.

Photo from thebigstory.ap.org

Then you add the cast! Tom hanks and Halle Berry carry the lead roles. I rest my case. Not enough? Okay, let’s add Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, and on and on.

Next, need I point out that it has nothing to do with the presidential campaigns?

Finally, and most importantly to me, one of the main themes that is explored in the film is connection. The tagline is, Everything is Connected. The film follows 6 tales that intertwine through past, present, and future and reflect all the inevitables of the human experience (love, hate, birth, death, etc.) while countering those inevitables with our own power to impact the boundless spaces and times. (Could it be Crash spread out over 300 years??) One quote reads, “…And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” As you know, we are interested in the same ideas at Life As a Wave. Connectedness…. plus a dash of romance and a dab of special effects…we’ll be there!

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9 thoughts on “Connectedness…Experience It In IMAX!

  1. I have been so looking forward to this film. Saw an ad for it several weeks back but now after reading your comments about it and hearing that Run Lola Run (loved it) and the Matrix people are involved makes it even more intriguing. Then come the cast: Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant. Wow. Not a big fan of Tom Hanks, even though I probably have seen practically all his films. I don’t know what it is about him. I do that with a few actors. I don’t really get into them but I still watch their films. Anyway comparing it to Tree of Life, which was one of the stangest but interesting films I’ve seen. It’s up their with Melancholia, also loved, and Memento, one my all time favorites. Love Steven Soderberberg. It has all the reasons for this being a fantastic film. Please do report back after you see it. No spoilers if you can help it. It, also, sounds like it has the story telling of Robert Altman influences. I, physically, cannot do movie theatre so have to wait. So say whatever you want, I would just like to hear your evaluation or critique, whichever. I hope you love as much as I hope I do. Welcome back. Hope you are healed or healing. Know how emotional issues can manipulate and cause pain in ones life. Namaste, J.K. (Jennifer)

  2. I’ve seen the commercials advertising it. I rarely go out to the movies but I’ve wanted to see this one. I love the concept. I didn’t know Wachowski was involved. Will definately have to see it.

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