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Drama Gravity (2013)

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  1. Alien Soup

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    The first "teaser trailer" for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity has been released. Stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney face outer space peril when their shuttle is destroyed.

    The movie is expected to released in October of 2013.
     
  2. Kevin

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    Clooney's character should have been named "Tom" instead. And been a USAF Major. :barefoot:
     
  3. Zelanar

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    Whats everyone's opinion on the film Gravity coming soon?

     
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    Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Acclamator

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    Saw this film in 3D at cinema not long ago. Can't say anything bad.... However, without 3D or home 3D this might not look so epic and cool.

    And Sandra also looked well, even without space suit. :D
     
  6. Tim

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    I want to answer fully here, but I'd be asking a question of everybody about the storyline, and then it'd be a spoiler situation and we don't appear to have spoiler code.

    I have a BIG question about the storyline.

    I have three workmates who've seen the film. One didn't appreciate it. A second didn't know what I was talking about. A third told me I was ruining his film viewing/memories with my posed question.
     
  7. Kevin

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    Visually? Stunning! Realistic? Hardly.

    The opening scene alone is worth watching the movie for the visuals, just don't try to follow the science behind the story too much nor to how believable Bullock's character, with virtually no experience in the space program, really is.
     
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    This Connection is Untrusted
    What can I do now, link is currently dead
     
  9. Tom

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    I have this movie in my collection.
    While it was fairly accurate scientifically, that accuracy made it kinda boring.
    Space is boring. Its the gizmos, creatures and space wars that make it exciting.
    This is more of a Space Accident movie that has a hallucinogenic element.
    The actors did a good job and the set was great - I even enjoyed the weightless effects.
    It had a scene similar to Mission To Mars but instead of it feeling dramatic I was disappointed.
    Like I said, I have this movie. I have only seen it once. Once is enough.
    I reckon it to a Late Night Tuesday Movie when you can't sleep. It's watchable.
    It just didn't push my "in awe" button.

    Put a filter on a NASA video feed, add some dramatic music here & there and you have
    Gravity
     
  10. Kevin

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    What link is dead?
     
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    Server not found

    Firefox can't find the server at www.thefortunebooks.com.

    Check the address for typing errors such as ww.example.com instead of www.example.com
    If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
    If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

    ok - I found it -
    http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/thefortunebooks.com.html
     
  12. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Where is that link in this thread? On my phone I'm not seeing it anywhere.
     
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    In the First Post - Under the Youtube trailer
     
  14. Kevin

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    {Duplicate topic threads merged}

    Ah! That link is actually in the persons signature, not part of their post. When browsing on a phone signatures aren't displayed by default to save on the screen space so that is why I wasn't seeing it earlier.
     
  15. Anthony G Williams

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    Film: Gravity (2013)

    When Gravity hit the cinemas I was very keen to follow the advice of the critics and see it not just in 3D but also on the IMAX screen. Even people who generally disliked 3D acknowledged that this was one film which was made for it, and that the visual spectacle should best be appreciated on the giant screen. For one reason or another I was unable to get to the cinema for three weeks, and when I eventually sat down to book my seats I was very disappointed to discover that the run at my local IMAX had just ended. I still can't understand the thinking behind this; the IMAX schedule wasn't exactly overcrowded (just one showing per day) and the film remained available on the ordinary screen in the same cinema for several more weeks, showing several times a day. However, I couldn't be bothered to travel to the cinema for a second-rate experience, so I didn't see it. Now that it's on DVD, I decided to watch it at home to see what all the fuss was about.

    The plot of the film is of course very straightforward and with only two characters of significance it must be one of the simplest screenplays ever written. That enabled the director to focus on what the film was really all about – the experience of being in space. I did think that the plot was rather far-fetched – would the Hubble telescope, and the International Space Station, and a fictional Chinese space station, really all be so conveniently close together in matching orbits? And the debris storm was supposed to have taken out the communication satellites as well – but many of those are in geocentric orbits some 36,000 km up and would hardly have been affected by the same incident that hit the various stations at around 600 km. However, had the plot been realistic the film would have been very short with an unhappy ending.

    It isn't the plot that's realistic but the depiction of being in space; the silence, the awkwardness in a bulky space suit, the disorientation of having no "up" or "down", the sharp clarity of the stations in the airless sunlight, the jaw-dropping views. Even on the small screen in 2D this came through very strongly. Clooney isn't exactly stretched in giving a wisecracking hero performance so the attention is very much on Sandra Bullock, who does a good job as a "space virgin" who has to overcome her panic when disaster strikes and demonstrate the Right Stuff to stand any chance of getting home.

    I found the film to be edge-of-the-seat gripping, especially in the early part before the improbabilities started to pile up, and well worth watching. However, I agree with the critics: if it looks good on a small screen, it must have been truly spectacular at the IMAX.


    (This entry is cross-posted from my science-fiction & fantasy blog.)
     

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