Film Review: Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer (Cloud Atlas Productions, X-Filme Creative Pool, Anarchos Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, R, 172 min) Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, and James D’Arcy. All Circles Begin Where They End While the validity of reincarnation is not a topic within the scope of my expertise, or a principle for which I have any reason to contend its cogency, the ways in which our current actions influence future generations offers genuine  intrigue. Consider an obvious example, the resources used by society take time to replenish, if at all. Logging a tree to construct a house means the tree, as a… Read More →

Book Review: Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell (New York: Random House, 2004. 528 pp) David Mitchell is an English author most noted for his fiction. He attended University of Kent earning a degree in English and American Literature as well as an M.A. in Comparative Literature. Mitchell’s debut novel, Ghostwritten, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. His next two novels, Number9dream and Cloud Atlas found themselves on the Man Booker Prize shortlist. Cloud Atlas has been adapted into a feature film. A Kaleidoscope of Ambiguity How does it feel moments after newly opened puzzle pieces cascade out of the box? The colorful mélange sits nestled on the table—a kaleidoscope of ambiguity, the box your only clue to the end goal…. Read More →