Mapping out the themes, timelines of 'Cloud Atlas' - an original infographic

"Cloud Atlas" is an ambitious, epic journey through time and space. It is 2-hour-44-minute collaboration between directors Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer with no less than a hundred main and supporting characters and about 11 actors playing them.

I loved the film and posted a lengthy review of it here, but it seems that the American public didn't like the marketing and didn't show up for opening weekend. What' worse, "Cloud Atlas" quickly sank in the box office and has quietly bottomed out at a gross of about $25 million.

Immediately after seeing the movie, I said "Someone should make an infographic of it." What I meant was that the dense amount of plot, timelines, themes, locations, characters, actors, genres, and linking devices were fascinating and too difficult to pick up on in one viewing.

So I collaborated with Scene-Stealers contributor Trey Hock and two amazing graphic designers to come up with the definitive unmasking of the various themes at play in "Cloud Atlas."

Click on the infographic below to see the full-size version and feel free to download if you'd like to share it. It was a challenge to put together and Tom Morse-Brown and Lyn Brown did a fantastic job making a graphic version of "Cloud Atlas" an easy-to-digest reality.

The Map of Cloud Atlas - An Epic Journey Through Time and Space

Click here for the epic, full-size version!

'Cloud Atlas' Explained - A Scene-Stealers Infographic

'Cloud Atlas' Explained - A Scene-Stealers Infographic by Eric Melin


Neil Rasmussen 5 years, 5 months ago

Awesome work on this guys! Loved the movie and love your infographic. Thanks!

Eric Melin 5 years, 5 months ago

Awesome. Thanks a lot. Nice to see someone else who appreciated it like I did!

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