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I believed that 'Cloud Atlas' would never be made into a movie. I was half right. It has now been adapted to the screen, but as a sort of pointillist mosaic. We stay in each of the six worlds just long enough for the hook to be sunk in, and from then on the film darts from world to world at the speed of a plate-spinner, revisiting each narrative long enough to propel it forward.
He and Japanese-born wife KA Yoshida have an autistic child, and in 2013 they translated a book written by an autistic, 13-year-old Japanese boy into English.