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Never heard of the film or the book it's based on but the trailer looks pretty epic....
It certainly doesn't look high on subtlety... Reminds me of The Fountain, which was fucking awful.
maybe one section of it, but I don't remember.
I can imagine this being quite, quite bad. Tom Hanks' hairdo already knocks a star off.
Just totally lost it for me.
Things which the book isn't at all.
It's nothing like the Fountain - if you've not read enough of Mitchell's work to know of his style, it's kind of like a blend between Marukami and Auster.
Think I read it when I was 15 or 16 and found it sentimental and flimsy then.
And Auster's like....brill. Haven't read any Murakami.
and I saw a lot of him in Mitchell. I see more Murakami, obviously (especially in books like number9dream), but yeah, the stories within stories, red-herring narratives and loops are all there.
but I've not read it.
calvino is real good
On a ship! Adventures! I fucking love ships and adventures!
Then it got a bit boring.
Then it went to the future.
Then it went all CGI and I sighed.
I liked the music though.
that was the worst bit for me, i hate boats. the only person that hates boats more than me is dis user notagain (she hates boats).
I think that is people who hate trains. people who hate boats have a reputation as well-hung pleasure machines. If they're ladies then it means they have nice smelling hair and stuff.
I actually hate M83.
This is embarassing.
It looks like Star Trek: Generations.
although with so many different themes\characters\time lines, I'd imagine creating a coherent narrative being quite challenging.
If they can guarantee at least 5 scenes of that, I'm sold.
High-concept hokum I can truly get behind :D
In all seriousness, this looks like it could be pretty cool.
I thought that was good
Will probably watch the fuck out of it though, sleek CGI future and whatnot
and his sister drowning and the letter from his mother. i thought that was some of the best writing i ever readed.
but seriously....I thought it was poorly written when I was in my teens. Can't imagine reading it now.
Wasn't perfect but for something so ambitious I think it pulled it off in an entertaining and understandable way.
This film looks like it could be a complete mess, but I'll definitely go see it regardless.
Longest trailer ever though?! The film must be about 5 hours long!
Hated the book so much, the worst example of pretentious clap trap ever committed to paper. I made my feelings clear here in my review:
The 19th century cod-vocab in that first story is hard to swallow- he does a whole ruddy novel of it in his most recent effort, and boy is that hard to swallow- but the overall concept, ambition and imagination behind it carry you along really well.
The film looks like total shit mind.
or actually really really good..
after it was clear that it was just a massive rant. which is fine, of course. would have been interesting to read a bit more of a balanced critique. anyway.
i loved the book, but i'm not a huge reader with a wealth of context so i thought it was clever (without being pretentious)and in parts wonderfully written and in the first couple of stories really funny too.
dubious of the film but will definitely see it, it COULD be awesome.
My hatred did mean that a "balanced review" was unlikely, so I went for comedic rant
Especially all the 70s people's hair. Looks like their got their costumes from Angels in Covent Garden
I made it through just over half, but 5+ minutes is just ridiculous.
He's got a great style in his writing very literary and playful with language but also incredibly easy to read.
Cloud Atlas got jumped on by the Richard and Judy book club crowd and most people seem to hate it now, sure if you don't like the concept then it won't work for you, but if you go with it it is really great.
I just finished A Thousand Autumns... and that was fantastic.
(not watched the trailer, I imagine the film will be shit)