Translating ‘Cloud Atlas’ Into the Language of Film

Translating ‘Cloud Atlas’ Into the Language of Film
By David Mitchell
October 19, 2012
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443675404578060870111158076.html

suggestiveness in novels becomes exactitude in film.
Too much detail clogs text like cholesterol clogs arteries, and three sentences of description per roof/landscape/face are normally ample.
The trick is to “stroke” the reader’s imagination into life and get it to do the work for you.
In a film, however, detail cannot be suggested: It is either shown or it isn’t.
Something similar occurs to dialogue. There are no readers to “hear” a particular line in their own way.
The take used by the director becomes the one final version.

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/imagine-a-flying-pig-how-words-take-shape-in-the-brain

Films featuring time loops
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_featuring_time_loops

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WikiSandbox/OTT

I-Charon
http://48hourfilm.com

Tarot
http://48hourfilm.com

Edge of Darkness 1.4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJGaoLtl52E
http://www.zoewanamaker.com

Jackie Chan – How to Do Action Comedy
Dec 2, 2014

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
The Hollies – The Air that I breathe

Warner Bros. Pictures
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjmJDM5pRKbUlVIzDYYWb6g

Paramount Pictures
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvnm_PY4H-kFy4gyonx3Fvg

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2016/09/22/latest-brangelina-shock-divorce-spurred-child-abuse/90833824

Identity Theft

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  1. Pingback: Imagine A Flying Pig: How Words Take Shape In The Brain | franzcalvo

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