One of the most anticipated (and ambitious) films of the year opens this Friday by way of Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer’s adaptation of Cloud Atlas, and we’ve got some great Cloud Atlas-related swag to give away to a few lucky readers. The film explores the idea that the choices an individual makes – and the consequences that may result from them – have a tangible impact through the past, the present, and in future generations, and features a fantastic ensemble cast anchored by Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.
The Cloud Atlas material we’re giving away as part of our contest includes a black leather journal with the film’s title treatment, Cloud Atlas T-shirts, a copy of David Mitchell’s novel, and a copy of the film’s soundtrack composed by Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil. Hit the jump to find out how you can win. Special midnight screenings for Cloud Atlas start Thursday, October 25th. Starts everywhere Friday, October 26th.
In order to enter the contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and include CLOUD ATLAS Giveaway in the headline. This giveaway will be open until November 5 at noon PST and is only open to residents of the United States. Also, only one entry per person. Once the giveaway ends, we’ll look over the entries and randomly pick out the winners. It never hurts to mention why you think you deserve to win.
1 Black Leather Journal with Debossed title treatment – ARV $40
2 Cloud Atlas Tee – ARV $20
2 Cloud Atlas Novel – ARV $15
1 Cloud Atlas Soundtrack CD – ARV $16.98
The Cloud Atlas Soundtrack – Available Oct. 23
The New York Times bestselling book, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.
From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski comes the powerful and inspiring epic “Cloud Atlas,” based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell.
Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next. Born and reborn.
As the consequences of their actions and choices impact one another through the past, the present and the distant future, one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Everything is connected.
Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks (“Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump”) and Halle Berry (“Monster’s Ball”) lead a stellar international cast that also includes Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David and David Gyasi, with Oscar® winner Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking”) and Hugh Grant. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the story moves through time.
The film is written for the screen and directed by Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer & Andy Wachowski. The Wachowskis previously teamed as writers/directors of the groundbreaking “Matrix” trilogy; Tom Tykwer won an Independent Spirit Award and earned a BAFTA Award nomination as the director/writer of “Run Lola Run,” and more recently directed the award-winning thriller “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.”
Based on the celebrated best-selling novel by David Mitchell, “Cloud Atlas” is produced by two-time Oscar® nominee Grant Hill (“The Thin Red Line,” “The Tree of Life”), three-time BAFTA Award nominee Stefan Arndt (“The White Ribbon,” “Goodbye Lenin!,” “Run Lola Run”), Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski. Philip Lee, Uwe Schott and Wilson Qiu serve as executive producers, with co-producers Peter Lam, Tony Teo and Alexander van Dülmen, and Gigi Oeri as associate producer.
The creative filmmaking team includes directors of photography John Toll and Frank Griebe; production designers Uli Hanisch and Hugh Bateup; editor Alexander Berner; costume designers Kym Barrett and Pierre-Yves Gayraud; and visual effects supervisor Dan Glass.
The music is composed by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Cloud Atlas Production/X-Filme Creative Pool and Anarchos Production, in association with A Company and ARD Degeto, “Cloud Atlas.” The film will be distributed in North America, the UK, France, Spain, Australia and Japan by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Concurrently with its North American release in standard theaters, “Cloud Atlas” will appear in select IMAX® theatres, digitally re-mastered into the IMAX format.
It will be released in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland by X Verleih; in China by Dreams of the Dragon Pictures; in Hong Kong by Media Asia Group; in Singapore and Malaysia by Ascension Pictures; in Korea by Bloomage Company; in Taiwan by Long Shong Group; in Russia and Eastern Europe by A Company; and in other territories through Focus Features International.
“Cloud Atlas” is rated R by the MPAA for violence, language,
sexuality/nudity and some drug use.
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