Just watched the Cloud Atlas movie today. Cleared the afternoon as it is an almost 3 hour film. I read the book a few years ago, and as was the movie, the beginning is a bit confusing. But once you get into it, it is just amazing, gripping, entertaining, moving. So cleverly written, the way 6 stories are interwoven, the hints of reincarnation and the soul carrying on to different lives. Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski siblings did a great job turning the book into a script. Wow! what a feat. Well done!