History Film / CloudAtlas

2nd Nov '16 8:59:38 PM pepsimax
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A film based on David Mitchell's ({{n|amesTheSame}}o, not ''Series/{{that|MitchellAndWebbLook}}'' Creator/DavidMitchell) [[Literature/CloudAtlas 2004 novel]], '''''Cloud Atlas''''' is a sweeping epic that connects wildly different genres and writing styles into a single narrative. It was written and directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. The Wachowskis directed the 1849, 2144 and 2321 sequences, and Tom Tykwer directed the 1936, 1973 and 2012 sequences.

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A film based on David Mitchell's ({{n|amesTheSame}}o, not ''Series/{{that|MitchellAndWebbLook}}'' Creator/DavidMitchell) [[Literature/CloudAtlas 2004 novel]], '''''Cloud Atlas''''' is a sweeping epic that connects wildly different genres and writing styles into a single narrative. It was written and directed by the Wachowskis Creator/TheWachowskis and Tom Tykwer. The Wachowskis directed the 1849, 2144 and 2321 sequences, and Tom Tykwer directed the 1936, 1973 and 2012 sequences.
28th Oct '16 3:19:58 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Hae-Joo in the 2100s, bordering on OneManArmy levels. And Zachry when he has to fight Kona cannibals.
15th Sep '16 7:07:54 PM MercutioDreams
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* ''Letters from Zedelghem'' (1931): Robert Frobisher is a tremendously snarky English musician and aspiring composer, formerly [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense Rich in Pounds, Poor in Sense]] and now penniless after a bad game. On the run, he charms his way into a job as an assistant to a retired composer, settling with his employer in Zedelghem, Belgium. He records his experiences in a series of letters, which he sends to his friend and lover Rufus Sixsmith. Much later in life, the letters are read by Luisa Rey...

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* ''Letters from Zedelghem'' (1931): Robert Frobisher is a tremendously snarky English musician and aspiring composer, formerly [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense Rich in Pounds, Poor in Sense]] and now penniless after a bad game. On the run, he charms his way into a job as an assistant to a retired composer, settling with his employer in Zedelghem, Belgium. [[note]]In the film, he goes to Edinburgh, Scotland, potentially rendering the title confusing to those who haven't read the book.[[/note]] He records his experiences in a series of letters, which he sends to his friend and lover Rufus Sixsmith. Much later in life, the letters are read by Luisa Rey...
15th Sep '16 7:03:25 PM MercutioDreams
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* DangerouslyShortSkirt: A feature of pretty much all of Sonmi~451's outfits - even the one she wears once she's in prison.
14th Sep '16 9:23:37 PM MercutioDreams
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* TranslationConvention: Possible aversion in "An Orison of Sonmi~451": the archivist comments on how Sonmi speaks good "Consumer", and she replies in what sounds like futuristic Korean. Thus, we can infer that "Korean" exists but is viewed as the common people's parlance, whereas English (or Consumer, if English simply serves as a stand-in for the sake of storytelling) is what all the higher-class people and/or the government speak. This is akin to how Latin was used historically throughout much of Europe.

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* TranslationConvention: Possible aversion in "An Orison of Sonmi~451": the archivist comments on how Sonmi speaks good "Consumer", and she replies in what sounds like futuristic Korean.Korean ("subspeak"). Thus, we can infer that "Korean" exists but is viewed as the common people's parlance, whereas English (or Consumer, if English simply serves as a stand-in for the sake of storytelling) is what all the higher-class people and/or the government speak. This is akin to how Latin was used historically throughout much of Europe.
14th Sep '16 3:09:52 AM MercutioDreams
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* FacelessGoons: The police force in the New Seoul subplot with their black dresses and masks.

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* FacelessGoons: The police force in the New Neo Seoul subplot with their black dresses and masks.



* StabTheSalad: [[spoiler: Zachary looks like he's about to stab Meronym but instead stabs a weird hologram thing next to her.]]

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* StabTheSalad: [[spoiler: Zachary Zachry looks like he's about to stab Meronym but instead stabs a weird hologram thing next to her.]]
14th Sep '16 3:02:40 AM MercutioDreams
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Occurs repeatedly, both for good actions [[spoiler:(such as Ewing saving Adua's life, and then being saved by him)]] and bad [[spoiler:(as when Smoke [[KickTheDog shoots a woman's dog]] and is later killed by her)]]. Plays heavily into the theme that our actions create our own future.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Occurs repeatedly, both for good actions [[spoiler:(such as Ewing saving Adua's Autua's life, and then being saved by him)]] and bad [[spoiler:(as when Smoke [[KickTheDog shoots a woman's dog]] and is later killed by her)]]. Plays heavily into the theme that our actions create our own future.
27th Jul '16 8:45:43 PM Synchronicity
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* ReincarnationRomance: If one interprets the actors playing reincarnated versions of themselves throughout the story.
** Tom Hanks and Halle Berry appear together as Isaac and Luisa (Isaac falls in LoveAtFirstSight with her), Hoggins and the Indian Woman (to whom Hoggins is attracted to), and finally Zachry and Meronym, who become an OfficialCouple.
** Jim Sturgess and Bae Doona play Adam and Tilda Ewing, Megan's parents in the 1970s plot, and Hae-Joo and Sonmi.
24th Jul '16 7:40:36 PM Beatlemania
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* AdaptationNameChange: Nea So Copros (which presumably refers to ''all'' of Korea) becomes Neo Seoul. While the book makes it clear that none of the names he goes by are real, Hae-Joo Im is named Hae-Joo Chang in the film, as his film version is a CompositeCharacter of Im and Chang.

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* AdaptationNameChange: Nea So Copros (which presumably refers to [[UsefulNotes/{{NorthKorea}} ''all'' of Korea) of]] [[UsefulNotes/{{SouthKorea}} Korea]]) becomes [[MegaCity Neo Seoul.Seoul]]. While the book makes it clear that none of the names he goes by are real, Hae-Joo Im is named Hae-Joo Chang in the film, as his film version is a CompositeCharacter of Im and Chang.
24th Jul '16 7:37:05 PM Beatlemania
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* ''An Orison of Sonmi~451'' (2144): Sonmi is a fabricant, a genetically-engineered clone, employed at the Papa Song's diner chain. She lives in Neo Seoul in a dystopian near future. Fabricants have been created as slaves to a capitalist, totalitarian society -- and Sonmi had the misfortune of developing intelligence far beyond the limits of her genetic engineering. Her story is told in a final interview, during which she's allowed to tell an uncensored account of her entire life. The recording of this interview, called an orison, is viewed by Zachry...

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* ''An Orison of Sonmi~451'' (2144): Sonmi is a fabricant, a genetically-engineered clone, employed at the Papa Song's diner chain. She lives in Neo Seoul [[NewNeoCity Neo]] UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}} in a dystopian near future. Fabricants have been created as slaves to a capitalist, totalitarian society -- and Sonmi had the misfortune of developing intelligence far beyond the limits of her genetic engineering. Her story is told in a final interview, during which she's allowed to tell an uncensored account of her entire life. The recording of this interview, called an orison, is viewed by Zachry...
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