I don't really have much to say in this post. All I basically do is reiterate stuff that was already said in this article:
So read that. And if you feel so inclined, read on:
I just saw the midnight premiere of Cloud Atlas. This fact should signify the level of excitement I had for this film, mostly due to the trailer, which I could not stop watching:
I did not read the book first, but I plan to. I hadn't heard about Cloud Atlas until I saw the trailer, so I figured I would give the movie the first look.
I'm not sure what I felt about the film as a whole and how it was put together, but it definitely affected me in a way that I can't quite put my finger on. It certainly affected me as a writer and gave me a surge of inspiration to write some of the "crazier" ideas I have for novels or screenplays but was too scared to write since they are definitely "out there."
It affected me on a deeper level, though. Not a spiritual level, necessarily, but on a yea-maybe-everything-is-connected-after-all kind of level.
It has been so long since I have had that type of feeling after leaving the movies. A feeling that is actually existant, has weight to it.
So again I say: read that article. We go to movies to escape our everyday lives, right? But why can't we escape our reality as well?
Yes, I know that I am promoting a movie that I will very-well understand if you hate. But supporting a movie that you might hate now could open the doors for a movie you love to be created sometime in the future.
It's a very Cloud-Atlasy way of thinking of things, but take into account the fact that if Cloud Atlas wasn't produced into a movie, I wouldn't have receieved the courage to write my crazy ideas that you might see in the future.
And if you love what I write on this blog, you will (hopefully, hopefully) stick with me for a while and eventually come to love something that I write on a larger scale, something which you wouldn't be able to read or see because they don't produce that kind of stuff anymore, because experiments like Cloud Atlas failed.
So go (pay to) see it. I promise, at the very least, that it will make you ask deeper questions to whoever you saw it with than "Did you like it?"
P.S. I started to write a brief postscript to describe the people who were at the premiere, but it ended up taking a life of its own, as postscripts tend to do. There's always so much more to say, isn't there?
Anyway, I'll be sure to report what I saw at the movie premiere to you all this weekend.