Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by jefferiestubes8, Jun 17, 2010.
Nah. VOY Day of Honor.
Damn, that looks incredible! I cannot wait.
Looks extremely good.
But yeah, is it going to be 90 minutes of that?
Wow, how on earth did you manage that? Exciting.
Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón,
starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney,
is the opening film of the 70th Venice Festival
spoiler about plot synopsis
Spoiler: plot synopsis
Gravity, from Warner Bros. Pictures, is a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. In the film, Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
yes it seems like that episode of ENT in which the 2 actors were stuck in the shuttlecraft.
most of the film will be just 2 actors acting it sounds like.
Given Richard Linklater/Julie Delphy/Ethan Hawke managed to produce three films with that exact premise (a pair of people talking), all of which are uniformly brilliant, without any SF premise... coupled with Cuaron's inherent talent, I can see this working wonderfully.
Can't see it making a whole heap of moolah though.
But I'll be there regardless.
Hugo - Clooney-fan
I like Sandra Bullock and George Clooney but the plot seems a little limited (space disaster, trying to find a way back to earth).
I saw the trailer at the theater a while back and it seemed well done. Of course after the loud explosion that destroys the shuttle and/or space station my son leans over to me and says, "Its in space so how would we hear an explosion? There is no sound in space." To which I felt stupid that a 12 year old had figured that out immediately while I had fallen prey to an age old hollywood fictional license. Grrrrr!!!
That's great but that wasn't the trailer they showed prior to either Pacific Rim or WWZ (I forget which).
Use this link. This was the trailer showing in theaters.
Nice try though.
Seen it. It's an earlier trailer.
Hey now, don't get your panties in a bundle. I'm not here to make you look dumb.
Sweet Zombie Jesus. Give me this film NOW.
That was more in jest. No offense intended.
Additionally, I think the newer trailer is the better of the two.
Apparently, they only did that for the trailer. In the movie, there's no sound in space.
That new trailer looks pretty damn impressive!
No sound in space except for the music score. Also, when she touches things, there is a sound (transmitted through glove/suit), so they are being very honest and legit with how they depict stuff.
Even the sunrise/sunsets take place in real-time, and when the sun goes away, you've only got the moon as a reflected light source, so they aren't even cheating much with lighting. Combine all that with the guy's incredible visual style and -- I'm so there.
QFT... I am getting really excited about this, especially since they seem to be taking the science seriously. Perhaps if it does at all well it'll even give some more impetus to the public conversation about space junk, which would be a great thing.
I notice that this teaser is all one long shot. Cuaron seems to like those long shots. I remember he included at least two of them in The Prisoner of Azkaban and several more in Children of Men.
Am I the only one who thinks the scene would be even more effective without any music?
One of the most breathtaking astronauts in space scenes I've ever seen is the spacewalk from "2010". You can only hear the astronauts breath and talk. And maybe a VERY low key noise for the "environment". But other than that, there's nothing else.
The short film he contributed to Paris, je t'aime was also one long take. It seems to be his preferred mode of shooting, at least when the budget allows for it.
It's theatre, basically. There are no cuts in a stage play.
Getting everything done in one shot without having to make any cuts is a director's greatest achievement.
Okay, today they are fooling you into seamlessness because they create digital transitions between cuts. The behind the scenes of Children of Men pretty much ruins the film in that regard.
Of course, many filmmakers that would disagree with that assessment. Hitchcock chief among them; he viewed cutting as a valuable tool, and saw his experimentation with long takes in Rope and Under Capricorn as failures that didn't take advantage of the medium.
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