History Film / CloudAtlas

5th Jul '17 4:15:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Averted with Isaac and Zachry (both played by Creator/TomHanks), who are significantly less attractive in the film than in the novel.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Averted AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** Inverted
with Isaac and Zachry (both played by Creator/TomHanks), who are significantly less attractive in the film than in the novel.



** Cavendish's more racist and misogynistic aspects of his personality aren't even brought in the film.

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** Cavendish's more racist and misogynistic aspects of his personality aren't even brought in the film.



** Also changed by the adaption: the book is more invested in the idea of slavery and freedom; the film is more invested in the idea of racial divides and harmony- although multiple themes are present in both works.
* ArcWords: There are all kinds of repeated references across the six eras. Hydras, feeding ducks, a "crocodile" of people, eating soap, cannibalism, etc. Frobisher's "Cloud Atlas Sextet" follows the same pattern the novel does, and he associates each of the six movements of his piece with an instrument.

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* ArcWords:
** Also changed by the adaption: the book is more invested in the idea of slavery and freedom; the film is more invested in the idea of racial divides and harmony- although multiple themes are present in both works.
* ArcWords:
There are all kinds of repeated references across the six eras. Hydras, feeding ducks, a "crocodile" of people, eating soap, cannibalism, etc. Frobisher's "Cloud Atlas Sextet" follows the same pattern the novel does, and he associates each of the six movements of his piece with an instrument.


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* {{Homage}}: The name of the dystopia-dwelling Somni-451 is a partial nod to the dystopian novel ''Literature/Fahrenheit451''.
7th May '17 9:27:58 PM Fireblood
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* ''Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After'' (2321): Zachry is the elder of a tribe in post-apocalyptic Hawaii , 106 years [[AfterTheEnd after the Fall]], when most of humanity has died out. The tribesmen regard Sonmi as their god, and meet Meronym, a member of Earth's last advanced civilization. In his old age, Zachry narrates his experiences around a camp-fire.

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* ''Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After'' (2321): Zachry is the elder of a tribe in post-apocalyptic Hawaii , Hawaii, 106 years [[AfterTheEnd after the Fall]], when most of humanity has died out. The tribesmen regard Sonmi as their god, and meet Meronym, a member of Earth's last advanced civilization. In his old age, Zachry narrates his experiences around a camp-fire.
2nd May '17 8:47:22 AM TheGreatConversation
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*BuryYourGays: Frobisher, as seen in his first appearance.
27th Mar '17 8:14:09 AM Saveelich
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* ''Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After'' (106 years [[AfterTheEnd after the Fall]]): Zachry, an elder of a tribe in post-apocalyptic Hawaii that regards Sonmi as their god, meets Meronym, a member of Earth's last advanced civilization. His story is set in a distant future, where most of humanity has died out. In his old age, he narrates his experiences around a camp-fire.

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* ''Sloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After'' (106 years [[AfterTheEnd after (2321): Zachry is the Fall]]): Zachry, an elder of a tribe in post-apocalyptic Hawaii that regards , 106 years [[AfterTheEnd after the Fall]], when most of humanity has died out. The tribesmen regard Sonmi as their god, meets and meet Meronym, a member of Earth's last advanced civilization. His story is set in a distant future, where most of humanity has died out. In his old age, he Zachry narrates his experiences around a camp-fire.
23rd Mar '17 2:08:30 PM eroock
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* GenreSavvy: Javier Gomez in the 1970s subplot. See DoomedAppointment and WritingIndentationClue.

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* GenreSavvy: Javier Gomez in the 1970s subplot. See DoomedAppointment DeadlyDeferredConversation and WritingIndentationClue.
23rd Mar '17 2:05:06 PM eroock
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* DeadlyDeferredConversation: Mentioned by the GenreSavvy [[KidDetective Javier Gomez]]:
--> '''Luisa Rey''': "I promise I'll tell you everything that happened in the morning."\\
'''Javier Gomez''': "Okay, but I hope you realize you just said exactly what every character in any decent mystery says right before they get killed."
** Immediately subverted with the dark figure waiting in her room, who turns out to be a friend.



* DoomedAppointment: Mentioned by the GenreSavvy [[KidDetective Javier Gomez]]:
--> '''Luisa Rey''': "I promise I'll tell you everything that happened in the morning."\\
'''Javier Gomez''': "Okay, but I hope you realize you just said exactly what every character in any decent mystery says right before they get killed."
** Immediately subverted with the dark figure waiting in her room, who turns out to be a friend.
22nd Mar '17 12:12:07 AM MercutioDreams
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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "They're feeding us to ourselves."]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "They're feeding "They feed us to ourselves."]]
20th Mar '17 7:46:23 PM MercutioDreams
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** Van Ayres tries to blackmail Frobisher into remaining his assistant and supplying him with music to steal.

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** Van Ayres Ayrs tries to blackmail Frobisher into remaining his assistant and supplying him with music to steal.


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** "Ayrs" sounds like "airs": an air is, quite simply, a musical composition.
20th Mar '17 7:40:38 PM MercutioDreams
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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "They're feeding us to ourselves."]]



* WholePlotReference: The entire structure of the story bears a ''very'' strong similarity to Osamu Tezuka's manga ''Manga/{{Phoenix}}'', including the time jumps, the themes of resurrection and of intertwined fates, the denoument set AfterTheEnd and much more. The individual stories also qualify:

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* WholePlotReference: The entire structure of the story bears a ''very'' strong similarity to Osamu Tezuka's manga ''Manga/{{Phoenix}}'', including the time jumps, the themes of resurrection and of intertwined fates, the denoument denouement set AfterTheEnd and much more. The individual stories also qualify:
13th Dec '16 12:56:09 PM AndyLA
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[[caption-width-right:295:Trust us--there are [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters far more characters]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:295:Trust us--there are [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters far more characters]].]]
[[note]][[ActingForTwo Not as many more actors though.]][[/note]]]]
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