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Old August 17 2013, 12:46 AM   #91
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Re: 'Gravity' (2012) dir. by Alfonso Cuarón 3D sci-fi space thriller

I don't like films with bad endings like Open Water (yeah, I know, it's based on a real event, I read the news). What's the point of wasting two hours on a struggle that ends bad? There's no payoff and certainly the path isn't the goal in a film where the path is extremely unpleasant.
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Old August 17 2013, 02:05 AM   #92
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I'm going to wait until I can see it on HBO or free. Two folks floating in space? Doesn't sound too exciting to me. The previews are ok, but nothing that will make me want to go out to see it.
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Old August 28 2013, 08:04 PM   #93
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This article indicates that the movie was quite popular at the Venice Film Festival:
Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" is heading out of the Venice Film Festival with a boatload of critical raves and a full head of steam that may carry the space opera all the way to Oscar night.
Reviews for the film overflowed with synonyms for brilliant, as critics tried to find new ways to heap praise on the Mexican filmmaker and his galvanizing science fiction adventure.
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Old August 28 2013, 09:56 PM   #94
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Yeah I saw some of the reviews on Dark Horizons earlier:
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/283...gravity-arrive

I have to admit I wasn't terribly excited for this movie before, but hearing all the praise definitely makes me a bit more curious.
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Old August 28 2013, 09:58 PM   #95
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
I don't like films with bad endings like Open Water (yeah, I know, it's based on a real event, I read the news). What's the point of wasting two hours on a struggle that ends bad? There's no payoff and certainly the path isn't the goal in a film where the path is extremely unpleasant.
An unhappy ending is as valid as a happy one, and often fits the story more. I'd kill to see the original ending of The Magnificent Ambersons.
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Old August 28 2013, 11:10 PM   #96
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Score samples!!

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2013/08...track-details/
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Old August 29 2013, 01:21 AM   #97
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I don't like films with bad endings like Open Water (yeah, I know, it's based on a real event, I read the news). What's the point of wasting two hours on a struggle that ends bad? There's no payoff and certainly the path isn't the goal in a film where the path is extremely unpleasant.
An unhappy ending is as valid as a happy one, and often fits the story more. I'd kill to see the original ending of The Magnificent Ambersons.
AMBERSONS intact would be something else. When I think of Robert Wise, even before thinking DAY THE EARTH or TMP, I think, 'this is the jerk who didn't think to save a copy of the original cut!'

And yeah, the endings are fine when they are dramatically valid. Who the hell wants Se7en with Kevin Spacey winding up behind bars as Freeman and Pitt do some bonding and end with a punchline after Gwyneth's funeral?

Now that I've interviewed a bunch of GRAVITY folks, I am even higher on the pic. They're doing the nosoundinspace thing and doing it right, they've got real respect for how things move in that environment and in terms of the tech, what they accomplished on this is nothing short of amazing.

I figured whatever followed CHILDREN OF MEN would suck by comparison, but now I'm not so sure ...
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Old August 29 2013, 09:55 PM   #98
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
I don't like films with bad endings like Open Water (yeah, I know, it's based on a real event, I read the news). What's the point of wasting two hours on a struggle that ends bad? There's no payoff and certainly the path isn't the goal in a film where the path is extremely unpleasant.
An unhappy ending is as valid as a happy one, and often fits the story more. I'd kill to see the original ending of The Magnificent Ambersons.
An unhappy ending is valid. It may even be MORE valid than a happy ending. But I don't like to leave a theater sad. I can watch the news for that and not pay extra.

I can be spoiled--do they off themselves, lose pressure and air, drift into the cold of space, or burn up on reentry. Cause I don't think rescue is on the list. Overall, I think this one is too sad for me to watch.
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Old August 29 2013, 11:11 PM   #99
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Rescued by aliens.
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Old August 30 2013, 12:51 AM   #100
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Illegal aliens?
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Old September 9 2013, 06:59 PM   #101
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'Gravity' looks like it is going to be awesome. Admit it.

I have to see this movie.

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Old September 9 2013, 09:31 PM   #102
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The reviews so far have been overwhelmingly positive. I'm really excited for this.
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Old September 10 2013, 01:24 AM   #103
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I like how the trailer really sells the "no sound" angle by...

...having sound.

What?
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Old September 10 2013, 02:20 AM   #104
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I like how the trailer really sells the "no sound" angle by...

...having sound.

What?
Alfonso Cuaron said the film won't have any sound (in space), but WB needs to sell this as an exciting movie somehow, I guess.
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