I have no clue what the novel Cloud Atlas is about. No damn clue. Everything I know about it has been derived from reading news reports about the Wachowski’s adaptation of it, and all these news bits tell me its a bit of an unwieldy tome. So I’m not surprised that the pig is coming in at nearly three hours. The good news? It may actually deliver.
Last week I took a pounding for hating on some classic movies. Except the Hangover … seems most of the super intelligent OL crowd didn’t fall for that movie. This week I want to move on to happier topics, like death. What makes a good death scene? Dying for ones beliefs and convictions? Sure, that’ll do. Giving some epic prose before sloughing off this mortal coil? Sure, that’s a good one too. I think that a great death scene has meaning. This means that we have to care about the characters, no easy feat. So here they are, my top 5 Death Scenes.
Just be warned, there are spoilers ahead for the following movies: Star Wars, LA Confidential, Saving Private Ryan, Blade Runner, and Highlander: End Game.
The whispered-about, rumored-about HBO adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is officially a fucking go. Tom Hanks and his totally mint production team are planning a six-season adaptation.
I’m probably alone on this, but I fucking miss The Wachowskis. Sure, the Matrix sequels were heartbreaking, but they essentially made V for Vendetta, and I thought Speed Racer was fucked-up, absurd madness. A sugary mindfuck that seems like a progenitor to Scott Pilgrim.
So I’m pretty stoked at the news that they’ll be teaming up with Tom Hanks for ‘Cloud Atlas.’