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    Author David Mitchell on 'Cloud Atlas' Adaptation Process -- "surreal," "primal" & "ingenious"

    In the current NY Times Magazine, "Cloud Atlas" author David Mitchell provides his perspective on the production process of the Wachowskis' and Tom Tykwer's wild cinematic event, which spans continents, eras and every possible iteration of Tom Hanks' facial hair, and recently premiered at Toronto. H...

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    7 'Cloud Atlas' Banners Plus New 3 New TV Spots As Film Goes IMAX

    There are few movies coming this fall that are as ambitious as The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas." Featuring an all-star cast in multiple roles, in a story set across numerous time periods, touching a half-dozen different genres all amidst a sprawling narrative, few films ar...

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    TIFF: 'Cloud Atlas' Press Conference, Highlights Include Wachowskis and Tykwer Talking the "mono-brow experience" [VIDEO]

    Check out this video of the full-length TIFF "Cloud Atlas" press conference, including Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Tom Tykwer, and Lana and Andy Wachowski talking melding the high-brow and low-brow into their wildly epic film -- "the mono-brow experience."

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    The Wachowskis Finally Give Up Their Anonymity & Lana Addresses Her Sexual Transformation: 'Cloud Atlas' At TIFF

    “Cloud Atlas,” the sprawling and epic adaptation of David Mitchell’s celebrated, heady and dense novel, screened last night at the Toronto International Film Festival. An unorthodox arrangement, as it was directed by the Wachowski siblings, Larry and Lana, plus German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola...

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    With 'Cloud Atlas,' the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer Aim Big and Fire All Over the Place, Just Like the Book

    "Cloud Atlas" begins and ends in the distant future while covering hundreds of years in between, but its breadth isn't quite as shocking in execution because the movie shifts to a different period every few minutes.

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    TIFF Review: 'Cloud Atlas' Is Bold, Messy & Disappointingly Unimaginative

    With The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer literally throwing a critic off the roof of a building to his death in the opening moments of the nearly three-hour "Cloud Atlas," it's clear that they aren't concerned in the slightest with how this ambitious effort will be received. And you certainly have to give...

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    Zurich Film Festival to Pay Tribute to 'Cloud Atlas' Co-Director Tom Tykwer, Richard Gere and John Travolta

    German filmmaker Tom Tykwer, whose big-budget epic "Cloud Atlas" (co-directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski) premieres in Toronto in a matter of days, will receive a tribute at this year's Zurich Film Festival with a special ceremony and retrospective. Previous honorees have included Milo...

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    'Cloud Atlas' Visual Timeline Reveals More Photos Of The Past & Future Faces Of Its Cast

    The biggest question mark of the year has to be the highly ambitious, Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski-helmed epic adaptation of David Mitchell’s acclaimed and dense best-seller, “Cloud Atlas.” After a long period of silence and secrecy that’s usually reserved for Christopher Nolan and J.J. Ab...

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    Up Next For Tom Tykwer's One Fine Day Films Production Company: Kenyan Drama 'Something Necessary'

    If you didn't already know, when he's not busy adapting what has been deemed unadaptable, while working with the Wachowski siblings on Cloud Atlas, German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola, Run, Perfume) is producing Kenyan films via his alternative film production company, One Fine Day Fi...

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    Trailer and Video Commentary: Tykwer and Wachowskis Talk Toronto-Bound, Epic, Mind-Boggling 'Cloud Atlas' UPDATED

    The epic, six-minute trailer for Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis' "Cloud Atlas," debuting at Toronto in September, is here. The adaptation of David Mitchell's novel stars -- deep breath -- Tom Hanks, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Bae Doona, Zhou X...

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