When we watch a film, we often lose focus on the complexities and persuasion that it took behind the scenes to get a film even into production. As is the case with the production of Mary Poppins in the early 1960s when Walt Disney finally lured Poppins author P.L. Travers to Hollywood.
Visually alluring and breathtaking, Cloud Atlas is a triumphant piece of filmmaking that left me wanting more. Which is, after all, quite an impressive and rare feat for a film nearly three hours in length.