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George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by silly girl on Wed Aug 28 2013, 15:12

Here is Deadline's article..

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Venice: Sandra Bullock Calls ‘Gravity’ The “Most Challenging” Thing She’s Ever Done



Gravity blasted into Venice this morning winning huzzahs from the press and upping buzz on the Lido ahead of tonight’s official opening. Helmer Alfonso Cuaron, stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, co-writer Jonas Cuaron and producer David Heyman took the dais for a press conference this afternoon to discuss the challenges of filming a movie set in a weightless environment. There was also talk about Syria, satellites – and even a Ben Affleck as Batman reference.

Alfonso Cuaron said the idea for Gravity was borne from a script his son Jonas had written about two characters stuck in a hostile environment and their journey though adversity. Cuaron said that at the time, adversity was “very present in our lives” so they used it as a point of departure. The satellite debris that destroys Bullock and Clooney’s space shuttle became “a metaphor for adversity.” Bullock’s character, Dr Ryan Stone, has also experienced a tragedy back on Earth that has turned her into “a machine that was a factory for her brain.” A thrust of the narrative is her evolving from someone with no reason to live, to someone who wants to live.

Much of the film is Bullock on her own and the actress said she spent most of her time in a 9’x9’ lightbox or “hanging from 20 foot ceilings.” She called the film, “Physically and mentally, the craziest, most bizarre, challenging thing” she’s ever done. “But you find what you’re made of because if you don’t do it, you’ve destroyed a beautiful story.” Setting the film in a zero-g environment created a big challenge – or as Cuaron termed it, a “mindf***” – because the actors had to learn a whole new set of physics. There were scientific advisers to help. “The actors had to get used to how things act and react in zero-g with no resistance.” The animators also had to learn new rules. “It was the worst case scenario of animation and the worst case scenario for live action film,” Cuaron said.

Related: Venice Film Festival: ‘Gravity’ Exerts Strong Pull At First Screening

Clooney joked he and Bullock had prepared by doing “a lot of Bikram yoga together.” Asked why he chose the part, Clooney turned serious and said, “If you’re lucky enough to be able to make choices, and most actors aren’t, there are three reasons.” He then listed script, director and cast and said he considered that Gravity had the best of those three elements.

Clooney also has another, more coincidental, relationship to Gravity. There are satellites seen throughout the film and Clooney was asked today about his Satellite Sentinel Project between North and South Sudan which provides an early warning system to deter mass atrocities. “It’s about accountability,” Clooney said of the project. “We want to make it more difficult to act without any ramifications. Now attacks only happen at night or under cloud cover, so we’ll switch it to infrared… If it helps at all, it’s worth it.”

Veering entirely off the subject of Gravity, Clooney was asked whether he thought President Obama should send troops to Syria. “I was hoping I was going to get that question,” he quipped, adding seriously, “I don’t think I have much of an answer for that.” And then he offered, “I was thinking you were going to ask me about Ben Affleck playing Batman.”


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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by . on Wed Aug 28 2013, 15:34



A kiss it's me because she reported the link with the live streaming of this press conference love1

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by it's me on Wed Aug 28 2013, 15:35

Oh thanks!

Another (bit dark...) vid of the arrival

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by Carla97 on Wed Aug 28 2013, 15:50

So the press conference went well. He can so handle them can´t he? Wink

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by Katiedot on Wed Aug 28 2013, 18:19

d'aniela wrote:george again jocking

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video press conference VFF

Post by lelacorb on Wed Aug 28 2013, 22:27

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by LornaDoone on Wed Aug 28 2013, 22:32

And now we have three postings of this video. I'll let katiedot sort it out.

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by theminis on Wed Aug 28 2013, 22:34

Thanks Lela, lovely to watch and listen to his voice

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by Nicky80 on Wed Aug 28 2013, 23:14

Thanks Lelacorb for the video. It is longer what I've seen before. Love it. Can't believe this BBC guy started with his hair and saying all the woman in the room wants to sleep with him. LOL ok maybe it's true but really. I'm sure George felt embarrased some how.....hehe

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by it's me on Wed Aug 28 2013, 23:28

We all!

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by it's me on Thu Aug 29 2013, 00:40

I try again
Sorry for who can't see....

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by Katiedot on Thu Aug 29 2013, 03:53

LornaDoone wrote:And now we have three postings of this video.  I'll let katiedot sort it out.
LOL! I'll merge the threads.

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by Katiedot on Thu Aug 29 2013, 04:50

A collection of videos, found by Henway:



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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by Aruna on Thu Aug 29 2013, 06:20

I like his humor :-) :-) :-) :-)

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by Nicky80 on Thu Aug 29 2013, 17:19

Look at this video that got postet at le frenchies side. You can see G coming out of the press conference and signing autographs. Funny that nobody talks to him hehe
 
Don't know how to post the video as it is not from youtube. Here is the link:
 
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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by it's me on Thu Aug 29 2013, 17:30

No, he talked to some ppl!

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Re: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock at the Gravity Press Conference

Post by Nicky80 on Thu Aug 29 2013, 17:44

I meant there was no conversation when he signed autographs. It was so quite. Nobody asked him anything. Nice and calm

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Post by it's me on Thu Aug 29 2013, 17:55

Nice and calm, I see Very Happy

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