Analysis of David Mitchell`s Cloud Atlas Novel as adapted by Tykwer and Wachowskis
Cloud Atlas is a novel that is written by David Mitchell. The novel contains six different stories and in each of the stories has its characters, therefore, bringing the total number of main characters in the whole story to six. It can also be observed that the characters do not stay in the same place, but rather they stay at the different parts of the globe. The "nesting doll" structure is one of its greatest features that makes it absorbing to read. The unique structure of the novel made it to appear unfilmable.
The adaptors of the film Tykwer and Wachowskis made two major decisions that lead to the success of the story in the film. They first tweaked the structure of the book with the earliest history or the first story called “The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing”. They proceed on to cut each of the remaining 5 stories