Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity"

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Old 05 May 2013   #16
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Apparently the first trailer is finally making an appearance tomorrow, and a short commercial for Entertainment Tonight is showing a few snippets of it:

http://www.slashfilm.com/gravity-fi...anded-in-space/

The amount of VFX in this film is pretty crazy. Even their spacesuits are CG.


From the vague description of the movie, it sounds like the plot to Open Water (which is a well made little movie). I'm not saying anything about the quality or my expectations, just that the set-up sounds similar, except in spaaaaaace.
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Old 05 May 2013   #17
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From the vague description of the movie, it sounds like the plot to Open Water


You mean this film is not entirely unique??

This is gonna be killer!
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Old 05 May 2013   #18
The concept actually sounds like it could be great in the hands of someone like Cuaron. For some reason I thought it would be set farther in the future, but it makes more sense with current/near future tech as far as the hazards.

My only hesitation is if Sandra Bullock can carry it for 2 hours the way Clooney can potentially carry it for 2 hours. As long as everyone doesn't look like they're on space valium like those allegedly momentous scenes in Misson To Mars.

Also wonder if it's the sort of tense, slow, introspective stuff that I'd rather watch at home. I'm sure it will be beautiful on the big screen, but gotta pick those battles in this economy.
 
Old 05 May 2013   #19
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The concept actually sounds like it could be great in the hands of someone like Cuaron. For some reason I thought it would be set farther in the future, but it makes more sense with current/near future tech as far as the hazards.

My only hesitation is if Sandra Bullock can carry it for 2 hours the way Clooney can potentially carry it for 2 hours. As long as everyone doesn't look like they're on space valium like those allegedly momentous scenes in Misson To Mars.

Also wonder if it's the sort of tense, slow, introspective stuff that I'd rather watch at home. I'm sure it will be beautiful on the big screen, but gotta pick those battles in this economy.


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Old 05 May 2013   #20
Just having a bit of fun. This actually the film I'm most looking forward to this year. I will definitely be seeing it in the theater.

I also thought it was going to be set further into the future and think it's odd to have it set in the space shuttle era. It sort of sends it into "What if?" territory, but in recent history. Then again, the shuttle was still flying when they started this production.
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Old 05 May 2013   #21
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I also thought it was going to be set further into the future and think it's odd to have it set in the space shuttle era. It sort of sends it into "What if?" territory, but in recent history. Then again, the shuttle was still flying when they started this production.


Sigh. RIP STS program ;___;

Personally I like the fact that they chose a recognisable icon like the shuttle, and placed it in the now rather than the future.
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Old 05 May 2013   #22
At last! Looking forward to this one (and Elysium).

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The amount of VFX in this film is pretty crazy. Even their spacesuits are CG.

Wow...that would mean almost every single shot required some form of VFX.

I was initially hesitant about Sandra Bullock too but Cuaron is a great director and I'm sure he won't disappoint.
 
Old 05 May 2013   #23
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From the vague description of the movie, it sounds like the plot to Open Water (which is a well made little movie).


I would be intrigued if space sharks were thrown into the mix.
 
Old 05 May 2013   #24
Is this going to be one of those "Did they make it? Did they die?" ending movies?
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Old 05 May 2013   #25
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Is this going to be one of those "Did they make it? Did they die?" ending movies?


I hope so....I love ambiguity in my SciFi.
 
Old 05 May 2013   #26
Would love it if this helped open up floodgates for more serious brand of SF - the 'suits are cg' aspect reminded me of how Fincher was going to do RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA, mocapping faces onto full CG figures to do zero gee honestly. 13 years ago that sounded too ambitious to be credible, now it seems doable.

Am just SO sorry that SciFiChannel is doing CHILDHOOD'S END ... kinda think THAT is what Cuaron should have done (current favorite director - CoM is IT man! -- alltime favorite sf novel, best of both, y'know.)
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Old 05 May 2013   #27
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Would love it if this helped open up floodgates for more serious brand of SF - the 'suits are cg' aspect reminded me of how Fincher was going to do RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA, mocapping faces onto full CG figures to do zero gee honestly. 13 years ago that sounded too ambitious to be credible, now it seems doable.


I have a feeling there will be a heck of a lot of that in Ender's Game for the Battle Room, considering the suit design and helmets. Hell, already so much of it going on in a lot of movies for various reasons.

Aside from some animated telltales to look for or smooth out, should all be pretty seamless nowadays. Probably what can potentially wreck any CG standin scene now is the abuse of freedom of camera. Seems like even some of the best directors can't resist pushing that a little too far sometimes.

BTW for all the work at realism in the movie itself, why does the poster look so fake?

 
Old 05 May 2013   #28
Well it's compressed to hell
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Old 05 May 2013   #29
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Old 05 May 2013   #30
Looking crazy good, visually and otherwise.

Talk about your worst case scenario handbook.

Couple of moments looked a touch animated, but it's all good in context I'm sure.

May have to go see this on a very large screen after all, and try not to trigger any phobias.
 
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