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Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. Ryan Stone Sandra Bullock is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski George Clooney in command of his last flight before retiring.
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. A real first in the technical department and presumably that was the extent of its intent. None of the great themes of Kubrick's masterpiece " A Space Odyssey", are present here. This is a superlative, 90 odd minutes of remarkable beauty but the 90 odd minutes become really long because, just like the heroine we have so little to cling on to, story wise.
It seems petty to criticize a film of this kind for whatever it doesn't accomplish because what it means to accomplish, it does in spectacular fashion. I just felt that I was served a glorious appetizer without a main course. Two huge stars in space Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. If the idea was to dazzled us with something we had never seen before, great unknown actors would have added an extra something.
Kubrick used Keir Dullea in " We know that if Sandra Bullock was in charge she, one way or another, will land safely. She's terrific, don't get me wrong, but I wasn't as worried about her as I should have been. The metaphor was already so obvious. For the female lead, no fewer than ten actresses were considered to play the role before finally the choice of Sandra Bullock in October In March, Robert Downey Jr. Principal photography began in London in May As we know, there is no sound in space.
In the film, we don't do that. For most of Bullock's shots, she was placed inside a giant, mechanical rig. So I had to redesign it and readapt all the functions of the suit for front opening. The team attempted to do this by having a celebration each day when Bullock arrived. They nicknamed the rig "Sandy's cage" and gave it a lighted sign. The final scene, which takes place on Earth, was shot on an Arri camera using 65mm film to provide the sequence with a visual contrast to the rest of the film.
Shooting long scenes in a zero-g environment was a challenge. Eventually, the team decided to use computer-generated imagery for the spacewalk scenes and automotive robots to move Bullock's character for interior space station scenes. He and his team put together a large collection of photographs and picked what was best for the film.
He wanted to incorporate the stars as much as possible to feel as deep as possible and avoid plain darkness and two dimensional feeling. It took many months to design it and years to shoot it. Visual effects were supervised by Tim Webber at the London-based VFX company Framestore , which was responsible for creating most of the film's visual effects—except for 17 shots. Framestore was also heavily involved in the art direction and, along with The Third Floor, the previsualization.
The remaining footage was converted into 3D in post-production—principally at Prime Focus, London, with additional conversion work by Framestore.
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Prime Focus's supervisor was Richard Baker. Steven Price composed the incidental music for Gravity. In early September , a minute preview of the soundtrack was released online. The film was originally scheduled to be released in the US on November 21, , before being rescheduled for a release to allow the completion of extensive post-production work. Gravity emerged as one of the most successful sci-fi films of all time and the biggest box office hit of both Sandra Bullock 's and George Clooney 's careers. Catching Fire which opened on November 21, According to the tracking site Excipio, Gravity was one of the most copyright-infringed films of with over Gravity received critical acclaim.
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The website's critical consensus states: Matt Zoller Seitz , writing on RogerEbert. The 3-D effects, added in post-production, provide their own extraterrestrial startle: Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film five out of five stars, writing "a brilliant and inspired movie-cyclorama Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film four out of four stars, stating that the film was "more than a movie.
It's some kind of miracle. Scott , writing for The New York Times , highlighted the use of 3-D which he said, "surpasses even what James Cameron accomplished in the flight sequences of Avatar ". Scott also said that the film "in a little more than 90 minutes rewrites the rules of cinema as we have known them". Some critics have compared Gravity with other notable films set in space. Lindsey Weber of Vulture. A Space Odyssey Gravity received ten nominations at the 86th Academy Awards ; together with American Hustle it received the greatest number of nominations for the ceremony, including Best Picture , Best Actress for Bullock, and Best Production Design.
Gravity received eleven nominations at the 67th British Academy Film Awards , more than any other film of A "special edition" Blu-ray was released on March 31, The release includes a "Silent Space Version" of the film which omits the score composed by Steven Price. There was a one-of-a-kind wirecutter we used on one of my spacewalks and sure enough they had that wirecutter in the movie. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin called the visual effects "remarkable", and said, "I was so extravagantly impressed by the portrayal of the reality of zero gravity. Going through the space station was done just the way that I've seen people do it in reality.
The spinning is going to happen—maybe not quite that vigorous—but certainly we've been fortunate that people haven't been in those situations yet. I think it reminds us that there really are hazards in the space business, especially in activities outside the spacecraft. Rather than using the medium as a gimmick, Gravity uses it to depict a real environment that is completely alien to most people. But the question that most people want me to answer is, how realistic was it? The very fact that the question is being asked so earnestly is a testament to the verisimilitude of the movie.
When a bad science fiction movie comes out, no one bothers to ask me if it reminded me of the real thing. Parazynski have offered comments about some of the most "glaring" inaccuracies.
Despite the inaccuracies in Gravity , Tyson, Plait and Parazynski said they enjoyed watching the film. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sandra Bullock George Clooney. Heyday Films Esperanto Filmoj. United Kingdom United States . Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. If the film past is dead, Gravity shows us the glory of cinema's future. It thrills on so many levels. List of accolades received by Gravity film.
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Not surprisingly, numerous scientists continue to work toward a unified theory. Whatever theories we ultimately adopt, it's difficult to overstate the importance of gravity. It's the glue that holds the cosmos together, even if it still stirs up unanswered questions about the universe. How does gravity work? How do planets form?
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