Tom Tykwer’s COULD ATLAS

bilde“Glad I read the book first” posted a friend on Google+ … The Hollywood Reporter calls the film a “hugely ambitious, genre-jumping, century-hopping epic … with added doses of gore, CGI, New Age kitsch, and more prosthetics than a veterans hospital in wartime” … while Roger Ebert is cleary in awe of the “daring and visionary film” and bows to it thus: “The little world of film criticism has been alive with interpretations of it … Any explanation of a work of art must be found in it, not taken to it.”

Tom Tykwer – maker of the film together with the Wachowski siblings – has cracked at least one limit: COULD ATLAS is the most expensive independent film ever made. As a German perfectionist Tykwer must have done something right here – I haven’t seen the film yet, but I sure will. The idea of reincarnation and interdependence of lives and deeds appeals to me anyhow. I guess it is a film you ought to let wash over you without overthinking it. I’ll let you know asap, whether I was right or wrong  🙂

About Elisabeth Schabus 477 Articles
I see, I like, I write ... mostly about cinema and actors, but also about politics or economy. In English, auf Deutsch, på svenska. This ORF trained news journalist (TV, radio), who has also worked in corporate publishing for international brands and written/edited tons of magazines, has become a blogger out of passion.

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