I watched Cloud Atlas last night with Caitlin and my parents. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend clearing out an afternoon to make time. (It's three hours long.) I wanted to write a post about it, but honestly I haven't got the remotest clue where to begin. I know that I will have to watch this movie again, but with my work schedule as packed as it is, I don't know where I'll find the time. Maybe there'll be a good space next week.
Here are some things I intend to look for next viewing: There are periods where one character gets a voice-over and all the timelines get screentime. How are they thematically connected? Which characters get voice-overs, and for what themes? What's the ratio of happy endings to sad ones? Who had the birthmark in each timeline?
I also think I'll want to read the book, which apparently is formatted pretty differently.
For now, I leave you with this picture of Ben Whishaw, from the timeline in the early 1900's, because he is sexy: