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Behind The Scenes On Cloud Atlas
Jim Sturgess and James D’Arcy talk us through the epic

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A landmark in ambition and scope, Cloud Atlas is basically six movies for the price of one. Like Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain or that bit in The Tree Of Life with all the dinosaurs and the lava, directors Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer have set out to distil the very essence of existence itself for our cinematic pleasure. It charts the journey of different human souls across oceans and through time, but disentangling its inner ‘true true’ could take scholars many decades. Luckily, we've been able to augment our handy Cloud A-Z with a peek behind the curtain and asked two of its stars, James D'Arcy and Jim Sturgess, to tell is what it was like to make.

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Behind The Scenes On Cloud Atlas | The Pacific Journal Of Adam Ewing (1849)
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Cloud Atlas's opening segment, a seafaring tale filled with double-dealing and anthropological shadiness, sees Jim Sturgess play ailing actuary Adam Ewing who gets 'treated' by Tom Hanks crooked physician. It took crew and actor to the Balearic Isles for fun, frolicks and... "fucking hard work!" laughs Sturgess. "No, we got the golden ticket because our [shooting unit] got to to Majorca. The other lot went to Glasgow."

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