Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Tom Tykwer
By AJ on Dec 14 2013
I got around to watching the much maligned film adaptation of Cloud Atlas the other day, and I quite liked it. I suppose that makes me a hipster, because popular consensus suggests that the film is terrible. Silly people!
Anyway, one of the central components of the story is the Cloud Atlas Sextet, a piece of music written in one of the stories. The music is carried on throughout the film, and is entirely beautiful. It is soaring and majestic, with a free-flowing spirituality that’s counterpointed with a touch of melancholy. It all conspires to create a perpetually interesting and incredibly wonderful piece, as demonstrated in the end credits version of the composition. Even if you didn’t like the film, or don’t care to watch it, you can surely appreciate the music.