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Old 05-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #21
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The second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, has given a glowing review of Gravity here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ut-buzz-639883
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I realise I'm replying to my own post, but I saw Gravity a couple of days ago and, well, I thought it was excellent.

There were some 'odd' moments, and some artistic license for the sake of the story, but it is a very brave move towards a more realistic portrayal of the most dangerous environment mankind has ever experienced.

Sandra Bullock in particular did a fabulous job, particularly given what the actors had to deal with when shooting.

Kudos to the director Alfonso Cuarón too. Of course as a technical exercise the film is a staggering achievement.

I'd say see it in the cinema if you can. The 3d does 'soften' the focus and mute colours (which is why I don't generally like it) but it suits this film wonderfully.
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I thought it was great
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:04 PM   #24
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There's a wonderful in-depth essay on Gravity here: http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/20...rimental-film/
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I enjoyed it when I saw it. It's definitely a very arty film. Plus you might have got the reference: "We have about ninety minutes of oxygen left."

As for Sandra in the fetal position - the novel version of Solaris begins like that, with the line "There I stood, or rather hung suspended in my pneumatic suit and yoke attached to the metal hull."

However, I thought the ending was a bit bobbins [i.e. "not very good"] but maybe they were trying to set up a sequel.
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