Pin for Later: 15 Movies That Basically Take a Lifetime to Watch Cloud Atlas: 2 hours, 52 minutes What you could do instead: You could watch four episodes of Breaking Bad on Netflix and still have four minutes in between to pause and grab snacks.
"Even as I was watching "Cloud Atlas" the first time, I knew I would need to see it again. Now that I've seen it the second time, I know I'd like to see it a third time — but I no longer believe repeated viewings will solve anything. To borrow Churchill's description of Russia, "it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." It fascinates in the moment. It's getting from one moment to the next that is tricky." from Roger Ebert
"I LEARNED TO PLAY THOSE PIECES THAT YOU HEAR IN (CLOUD ATLAS)…. I BASICALLY LEARNED BITS OF THE SOUNDTRACK. AND ACTUALLY, I THOUGHT I WAS JUST LEARNING THIS SKILL QUITE MECHANICALLY, BUT I REALIZED BECAUSE I WAS LEARNING THE SCORE THAT TOM HAD WRITTEN, I WAS ALSO LEARNING A LOT ABOUT THIS CHARACTER THROUGH THIS MUSIC I WAS STUDYING. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS HIS ART. THIS IS WHAT’S COMING FROM INSIDE OF HIM." Ben Whishaw - gosh he's so clever