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Cloud Atlas

Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, James D'Arcy, Xun Zhou, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant
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“Publisher Timothy types: “I believe that if you, dear reader, can extend your patience for just a moment, you will find there is a method to this tale of madness.” (0:02)

Composer Robert writes: “I shot myself through the roof of my mouth this morning with Vyvyan Ayrs’ Luger. A true suicide is a paced, disciplined certainty. People pontificate, ‘Suicide is a coward’s act.’... Suicide takes tremendous courage.”
He sits in a tub with the pistol. (0:02)

Timothy: “I was Dermot Hoggins’ publisher, not his shrink or his astrologer.” (0:03)

Robert: “Don’t let them say I killed myself for love.” He places the muzzle in his mouth. (0:04)

Lawyer Adam faints when as he watches a slave whipped. (0:08)

Commander Chang tells replicant Sonmi, “Soap overdose.”
“It is unfortunate... because now it is probable that the enforcers and the DNA sniffers will find out about you...”(0:39)

Robert writes to his lover Rufus, “My only problem is that I accidently got hooked on a journal...” (0:41)

Executive Lloyd on television: “America is addicted to oil.” (0:41)

An assassin stages his murder of Rufus to look like suicide. (0:47)

Journalist Luisa tokes her joint. (0:53)

Adam tells slave Autua, “Now to tell the truth, I was worried you might try and eat me if you didn’t get something in that stomach.” (0:54)

Timothy asks Nurse Noakes, “Is this some sort of kinky S&M hotel?” (1:05)

Timothy tells unit clerk Judd, “There’s some demented bitch calling herself Noakes rampaging about the place...” (1:06)

Timothy yells, “Soylent Green is people. Soylent Green is made of people.” (1:08)

Robert tells Vyvyan, “The gulf is an illusion.” (1:15)

Luisa lights a joint. She tells scientist Isaac, “You seem nervous Isaac. Do I make you nervous?” She shares the joint with him. (1:20)

Vyvyan quotes Mackerras to Robert, “He is a prostitute whose liaisons with perverts and sodomites were commonplace...” (1:31)

Robert writes to Rufus: “Hanging myself from Edinburgh’s flagpole was preferable to letting that parasite plunder my talents a day longer.” (1:33)

Timothy tells Blacksmith, “It’s not your pudding you Alzheimer’s lout.”
“You ruddy idiot.” (1:35)

Zachry mourns the death of his wife. (2:19)

Sonmi tells Chang, “Soap. They feed us to ourselves.” (2:22)

Robert prepares to kill himself. Rufus hears a gunshot upstairs, runs to find Robert’s lifeless body in the tub and grieves. (2:32)

His father-in-law Haskell asks Adam, “Are you insane?” (2:37)

Haskell tells his daughter Tilda, “I forbid you from going anywhere with this madman.” (2:39)