GRAVITY IS AN EXPERIENCE

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GRAVITY opens with a stunning 17 minute continuous shot as astronauts Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) float in and out of frame doing work outside of a space shuttle.  Director Alfonso CuarónI creates shots in space that you might see in an 3D IMAX documentary, but this is not a documentary.  Sandra Bullock has the task of acting alone most of the film.  We have seen one man survivor stories before, but now we see it in cinemas best achievement in years.  GRAVITY is being compared to AVATAR for its technical achievement, but AVATAR was a fictional world that James Cameron created. GRAVITY is the real deal. It doesn’t dumb down space travel with over explanations, we can figure it out.

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If it wasn’t for bad luck Ryan Stone wouldn’t have any luck at all. Like any survivor film she goes from perilous situation to the next, but none of it is contrived. Space survival seems real, as do the decisions the characters make. Every situation gives Bullock a different fear to deal with.  Not just if she is going to die, but how she is going to die.  Bullock pulls it off brilliantly and is sure to get a Best Actress nomination.

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Richard Roeper writes:

Cuaron’s nimble shot selections, the cinematography from Emmanuel Lubezki, the score by Steven Price and the beautiful special effects provide an atmosphere that goes from dreamlike calm to shocking action time and again. You can’t help but be reminded of classics such as “Alien” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” (with the advantage of cutting-edge visual effects).

GRAVITY is a masterpiece that people will see over and over. It will stand the test of time and may even change how films are made.  It should certainly be seen on the largest screen you can find. There are still a lot of films to come out before Oscar night, but whatever happens GRAVITY will be my favorite film of the year.

MY GRADE: A+

 

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7 thoughts on “GRAVITY IS AN EXPERIENCE

  1. dude, you are goina rock the shit out of this and come out on the other side all right. i admire you so much for taikng this step. and you will most definitely be in my thoughts. Reply:June 12th, 2010 at 1:28 pm, Thanks, Nic. Reply:June 12th, 2010 at 1:35 pm, i expect text msgs of pictures with people walking around with their gowns open in the back. mmkay??? mucho love to you. Reply:June 12th, 2010 at 1:37 pm, Be careful what you wish for. :p Reply:June 12th, 2010 at 1:48 pm, I want those things too. Should I email you my phone number?I’m with Nic on this one, I REALLY admire what you are doing for YOURSELF. You deserve it Karl. Go in there and get what you need out of it. I want you to be just crazy enough when we finally meet in person. .-= Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher}b4s last blog .. =-.

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  2. I can’t wait to see this and see what all the buzz is about. The previews looked…interesting. It looked like this movie had the potential to be ground-breaking, but more likely to be a total bust. I’m glad to hear that it was the former for so many people.

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