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Dana Stevens Talks About Cloud Atlas

Dana Stevens Talks About Cloud Atlas

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Oct. 25 2012 2:09 PM

Spoiler Special: Cloud Atlas

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Zhu Zhu in Cloud Atlas*

© 2012 - Warner Bros. Pictures

Starting this week, we’ll be posting Spoiler Specials as an ongoing feature here on Brow Beat. We’ll continue to post them with the reviews they accompany, as well as in iTunes. You can find past Spoiler Specials here.

Today, John Swansburg, Dan Kois, and I hack our way through the nearly three-hour long, millennium-spanning epic that is Cloud Atlas, the questions and occasions for disagreement multiplying as we go.


Be warned, in case it isn’t painfully obvious from the name of the podcast: Spoilers ahoy!

* While IMDb identifies the acterss above as Xun Zhou, it appears to be another actress, Zhu Zhu, who has a smaller part in the movie.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

John Swansburg is a senior editor at the Atlantic.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.