Sunday, September 30, 2012

Everything Is Connected

Cloud Atlas will be released as a film, in the USA, on October 26, 2012. The motion picture is written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, based on the 2004 novel Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

"Everything is Connected" is the movie's tagline.

The Wachowski siblings are the directors, writers, and executive producers of The Matrix trilogy.

Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) from The Matrix.

"An epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present, and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution." ~ Cloud Atlas summary.

"If there is an underlying oneness of all things, it does not matter where we begin, whether with stars, or laws of supply and demand, or frogs, or Napoleon Bonaparte. One measures a circle, beginning anywhere." ~ Charles Fort, Lo! 1931.


Ann said...

"Cloud Atlas" interested me even more when I read it was written by a British author named David Mitchell. At wiki I was reading what the author said about the book. Everything must be connected because what he said parallels exactly the meaning of that painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau under discussion a day or so ago, called 'Dante and Virgil in Hell'

The nature of that painting was about the sin of Wrath, and here's what the British author said about his novel "Cloud Atlas":

"Literally all of the main characters, except one, are reincarnations of the same soul in different bodies throughout the novel identified by a birthmark...that's just a symbol really of the universality of human nature. The title itself 'Cloud Atlas', the cloud refers to the ever changing manifestations of the Atlas, which is the fixed human nature which is always thus and ever shall be. So the book's theme is predacity, the way individuals prey on individuals, groups on groups, nations on nations, tribes on tribes. So I just take this theme and in a sense reincarnate that theme in another context... "

Predacity, as seen in Bouguereau's painting. Odd that the same thing seems to be the subject of David Mitchell's novel also.

Anonymous said...

I was very excited when I first head of Cloud Atlas. A movie for the masses that flat-out defines synchromysticism. This is either a few noble directors trying to get a message out or the powers that be preparing the sub-conscious for the shift

Anonymous said...

Sadly or the powers that be preparing the sub-conscious for the shift