Maybe this is the literary movie of the year?

Well, another well-known novel is made into a movie this year. Like The Great Gatsby and Les Misérables, it’s a book that I haven’t read – but plan to read even though I don’t own this one.

Take a look at this amazing, 6 minutes long trailer. Unfortunately, I can’t embed it since it has been taken down from youtube. But click the link and watch the beautiful trailer to Cloud Atlas, the novel by David Mitchell, starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving and with Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant and many others. It premieres in October and after watching that trailer, I really have to get my hands on the book and read it and then watch the movie. It looks fascinating and stunning and I really can’t wait to read it and watch it!

Is this just the year for making movies out of great books? This could make for a very interesting Academy Awards next year!

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5 thoughts on “Maybe this is the literary movie of the year?

  1. Wow, the trailer of Cloud Atlas looked amazing!! This book just jumped up to #1 on my tbr list lol. I think I’ll start it this weekend.

    You’re right, this is a literary year in the movie industry. Of course there’s The Great Gatsby, and Les Miserables, but there’s also Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Life of Pi (which also has an amazing trailer which I just saw yesterday – do check it out!). Oh, and The Hobbit….

    So many good movies coming out this year…I’m probably missing a titles…but, anyway, I’m excited to watch all of them!

    • Oh I had completely forgotten The Hobbit! And this was also the year for The Hunger Games! I have no relations with Perks of Being a Wallflower – I don’t even know what it’s about – so I’m probably not going to watch that. And yeah, the trailer for Life of Pi is just amazing – I wrote about it the day before ;-)
      I need to read both Les Misérables, The Great Gatsby and Cloud Atlas before watching the movies…! And maybe reread The Hobbit (I don’t think I’ve ever actually read it myself but I remember my mother reading the Danish translation to me when I was a child). What a great year!

  2. I had also completely forgotten about Midnight’s Children, also due out this year and not even on that list. Another one I need to read soon.
    Perks of Being a Wallflower doesn’t sound like anything I care that much about. However, I do like Emma Watson so maybe … But I’m not making it a priority to read it before watching though.

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