Archive for September, 2012

Cloud Atlas

Based on David Mitchell’s 2004 novel and adapted for the screen and directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy), this movie seems epic.  Interweaving six storylines that cover the 1800’s to the post-apocalyptic future, the characters are connected by learning about, reading or watching the story of the character from the previous time period.

The official synopsis for the film is:

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

File:Cloud Atlas Poster.jpg

Bringing this book to the screen was, I’m sure, no small feat.  Lana Wachowski told Aleksandar Hemon of The New Yorker about how they went about adapting this book to the screen by meeting up in Costa Rica to work on it.  She describes how they broke down the book into hundreds of scenes and wrote them on colored note cards, spreading them out and trying to figure out how to bring the book to life.  She also mentions how, on the day that they left Costa Rica, there was a breakthrough and the realization of how to thread the stories together, partly by using the same actors to portray the various characters in the different stories.  Many of the main actors in the film play multiples characters from different stories, regions and times.


Cloud Atlas opens in the US on October 26, 2012 and internationally in early 2013.


Spam To Annoy…and Creep You Out

Okay, so I know that this is just spam…and they really should have used spell check, but this kind of makes me want to sleep in a Ziplock bag.
I know that bed bugs are a serious problem (especially when traveling), however the wording of this makes me cringe and laugh at the same time.  As if in talking about insect excrement you NEEDED to add “bitter” for emphasis!
From: !!! WARNING !!! <>
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Subject: What does DR. OZ and other experts say about BED BUGS?
DO YOU SLEEP IN A BED? No matter how often you wash your sheets, your bed is an insect breeding ground, teeming with thousands of hideous, crab-like dust mites aggressively laying eggs in your pillow and mattress causing you and your family to suffer year long allergy attacks. While you sleep they wake up and start to crawl, eating your skin flakes and drink the moisture on your flesh. It gets worse. Did you know that 10 percent of the weight of a 2 year old pillow is actually dead mites and their feces? This means every night you and your family are sleeping in the equivelant of an insects toilet, actually covered in melandge of both their living and dead bodies, and oceans of their bitter excrement.I haven’t even gotten to the worst part about your bed yet… The BED BUGS

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I can imagine reading this along with an eerie soundtrack.  And yes, I made sure that the link was not active…for your safety!