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Post by Mazy on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 09:30

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October 15, 2013  / Posted in  Archive of Reviews  /  Film Hollywood  /  Featured  /  Drama  /  Releases
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As a movie lover, I'd like as many people as possible can dsifrutar of all those great movies that have been filmed over its history. This has been one of the reasons for creating this blog you are reading right now.However, I am realistic and know that many of the films of which I speak are virtually unknown to the general public implies multiple and varied reasons that now I will not get to appreciate (not this time). So when I saw a few days ago in a cinema "Gravity" (2013, Alfonso Cuarón) felt double satisfaction. On the one hand I enjoy a movie that at once is a huge visual spectacle and get you hooked to your seat for all your footage as few have gotten lately.

Moreover, the fact that it was a Hollywood production starring two actors known to the public, such as George Clooney and Sandra Bullock will do, helped by word of mouth that this film to be seen by many people in worldwide.

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The argument is as follows: During a routine mission a satellite repair American astronauts Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) and Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) are attacked, for their work in outer space, by a discharge of produced space junk voluntary detonation of a Russian satellite. This causes your ship remains broken and forced to find a way to survive in space, looking for another space station shelter.

No doubt the first thing that catches the attention of the film is its visual bill, which is simply stunning, supported by a technique of shooting absolutely wonderful and totally inexplicable technological quality (at least for me). The feel of the film the viewer, to be accompanying the astronauts on their space journey, is as realistic as I can enjoy a movie theater in my life (including special sessions are usually displayed in parks attractions).

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The film begins with a lengthy sequence shot already puts us in a position to immediately rolled so that the camera moves as if held by another astronaut who were also on a space walk on the outside of the ship. Thus, the feeling of weightlessness is complete and we get closer and closer to the action you see on the screen. This opening sequence alone already justifies the price of admission and is the best of the film, though not the only highlight of it.

Co-written by director Alfonso Cuarón and his brother Jonas, is very simple, to develop in a linear fashion.However, the viewer gets caught doing to remain clinging to the chair over scarce ninety minutes duration. The fact that the film barely reach half the time and helps the emotion does not falter at any time and the writers (thank heaven be thanked) have saved the feared (and used) own twists of Hollywood .

As I said before, the feeling of immersion in the story is complete, so that the camera performs throughout the story like a symbiont of the main characters accompanying them at all times during their fight for survival.This means we always onscreen at one or both protagonists, so that their work is very important for the proper development of the film. This aspect is where I had more doubts before seeing the film, and while I believe that neither deserves major awards for his performance, both George Clooney and Sandra Bullock do a good job, especially Sandra Bullock in the that can be his best performance to date.

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On the other hand, is in the character played by Sandra Bullock one fondness towards oblivion, but there is also a desire to return home lost (accidentally), reflected in the scene where he gets on one of the space stations and there sheds his astronaut suit and is momentarily in a very relaxed, almost in a fetal position.

The work of director Alfonso Cuarón is at its finest for having achieved combine perfectly in the movie the great spectacle that is both visually and technically, to make a "small" film in the sense of being a simple story, filmed with personality and without losing his touch authorial amid absolutely absorbing visual effects present in the film.

With all this, we can say that this is a great movie for the first time in a long time in American cinema, meeting a great show with a coherent script and outstanding leadership provided. No doubt, this is one of the most outstanding films that Hollywood has porducido in this century.

In closing I just want to make a recommendation. Is this a movie you must see in movies and in 3D, in any other format that you can watch movies (television, computers, ipads, etc..) Loses much of its appeal which is, I repeat again, its visual bill which, on the big screen of a movie theater and accompanied by three-dimensional format, impresses in a superlative way. That's it, you enjoy it.

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Post by it's me on Wed 16 Oct 2013, 09:44

great!!!!!! another one conquered ! Thumbs up! 
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Post by ... on Thu 24 Oct 2013, 13:09

Skyrocketed to #324 of highest grossing films of all time at box office worldwide, without even being released in UK & many other countries.

Almost $300 million.

At this rate, astronomical peak estimated.

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Post by it's me on Thu 24 Oct 2013, 15:26

very good Thumbs up! 
I'm really happy for all involved Very Happy 
nice to see hard work so rewarded flower 

(I'm officially asking to admins to put a new smile Gravity related Razz )
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Post by cupcake on Thu 24 Oct 2013, 16:35

l'm so happy for sandra and george , all that hard work rewarded Very Happy 
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Post by amaretti on Thu 24 Oct 2013, 16:57

cheers cheers cheers 

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Post by ... on Sun 27 Oct 2013, 17:10

LATEST:
$314,000,000 worldwide. #281 highest grossing all time.
Position #9 in annual domestic gross for 2013 so far.
Doesn't open in UK & many other countries until Nov 8th. Huge market there too.




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Post by it's me on Sun 27 Oct 2013, 17:11

wow!! big winner already!!!! Thumbs up! 
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Post by ... on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 12:14

A week later...

Almost $400,000,000!
#198 All time highest grossing films worldwide.
#124 US highest grossing.

George's highest so far has been Ocean's 11 at #143 worldwide rank.
What's the bet Gravity passes that in a week, after UK release?

It'll make Top 100 in no time.  
Rocketing up the charts. Very Happy

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Post by it's me on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 13:14

great!!!!! I love you Razz Very Happy Thumbs up! 
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Post by Carla97 on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 13:52

Almost like a miracle Very Happy 
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Post by amaretti on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 16:23

Great !!!cheers cheers cheers 

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Post by Nicky80 on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 19:01

Amazing Very Happy 
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Post by Butterfly on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 21:13

I watched Gravity two days ago (sorry George for being so late Embarassed , but I honestly did not have time to see it earlier).

I love space and I am glad that GC did a movie like this. However, being a fan of Star Trek (only The Next Generation with Jean Luc Picard Cool ), the technology in Gravity seemed so outdated Rolling Eyes    Ok, ok, I know this is realistic and not SF. This is just my naive first impression.Wink 

Secondly, what I obviously did not like about the movie is: I did not see much of George Sad 

Thirdly, I loved the message of the movie. I think it was well presented through dialogues between George and Sandra, and her life story. We should not feel down or get depressed because of our failures, mistakes or unfortune. Instead, we should always seek life and light in the darkness. If I remember correctly, I think Sandra said sth like:"No regrets for trying".
I think that George symbolises life in a movie.

Also, I must say that Sandra looks great, like she is 20 not 50. Very Happy I would like to read somewhere her diet and fitness regime.

What do you guys think about the movie?
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Post by it's me on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 21:42

frightening
intense
very well made
got you there with them

sad, thinking at him
but full of hope too
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Post by Joanna on Sun 03 Nov 2013, 22:47

Jamie Fox in shock after seeing Gravity.
So funny.....

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Post by theminis on Fri 08 Nov 2013, 01:35

Now this is funny.....

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Post by it's me on Fri 08 Nov 2013, 06:16

at the opening? Very Happy
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Post by Nicky80 on Fri 08 Nov 2013, 06:32

Both funny Joanna and theminis. Like the comments.

Who thought at the beginning that Gravity gets so big...only 2 people playing and up in space....Very well done.
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Post by it's me on Fri 08 Nov 2013, 06:34

sure
very well done!!! Thumbs up! 
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Post by Joanna on Thu 14 Nov 2013, 13:01

I saw Gravity yesterday and thought it was brilliant
visually. Sandra's acting was wonderful....such fear in her eyes at times.
I loved the music too and the last ten minutes or so was the most moving ending I've ever seen in a film. Then the combination of the visuals and the music was totally overwhelming and brought tears.

The sound system wasn't so good at the cinema so I didn't pick up on the scene between them both.
I'll be waiting for my Bluray copy when I can watch it again with sub titles ! Lol

I hope it gets some well deserved recognition during
the awards season.

An afterthought....I can now understand why the journalist asked "What was it like filming in space ?" At times it looked so real and just like the documentary's I've seen
filmed there !
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Post by fluffy on Thu 14 Nov 2013, 13:45

I too saw the film last Friday when it came out over here. It was in 3D with a big screen for max effect. Luckily because of the time of day there wasn't that many people around to disturb the ambiance, and popcorn rustlers were soon silenced as they fogot to eat what they had bought!

The film - loved the opening with George just flying around doing nothing particular. So George!!! They played country music while GC was flying around, his choice maybe?? Did anyone ask that question?! In actual fact GC was on screen a good 3/4 of the film time, something I was worried about, given that there was only 2 of them really as stars. It was nice to hear Ed Harris as mission control (he's cute too!). I did find the music a little too loud in places so some of the dialogue couldn't be heard, aslo when the 3D was "applied", by spinning so much, it did go a bit blurry for me trying to take everything in, they could have slowed it down just a tad. But 3D George is COOL!!!! comin atcha! I wasn't affected by the motion. Loved the Looney Tunes Martian (the one that says you make me mad!), just floating by, (I'm sure GC had something to do with that??!). I can also see how Georgie must have been in pain in that suit given how restrictive neck movements are, not being able to look up only with your eyes. But technically, I think everything was there. Loved the "scene GC wrote", I won't spoil it for others but it's very funny and does make you think eh???? You have to see it on a big screen in 3D to appreciate the small things like Sandys tears floating towards you, and the odd bolt just missing your head!!

Well done to Alfonso, and lets hope it does bring forth awards, if it doesn't then they sure missed a trick! cheers 
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Post by Joanna on Thu 14 Nov 2013, 15:41

Hey fluffy....you noticed a lot more than I did !!
But I did notice the frog at the end.

Have to wait for the Bluray now to catch all those things I missed. Lol
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Post by it's me on Thu 14 Nov 2013, 19:36

the frog??

anyway Marvin said he is angry

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tell me more about the frog Very Happy 
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Post by Nicky80 on Thu 14 Nov 2013, 21:17

Glad you guys enjoyed the movie. Watched it a while ago but not in 3D. I get motion sick. But it was great anyway. I want to watch it on DVD again too just to make sure I didn't miss anything Thumbs up!

I really liked the ending when Sandra got up from the ground and was shown like a "big human on a small planet" if you know what I mean.....

I don't remember the frog hidingbehindsofa
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Post by Joanna on Fri 15 Nov 2013, 23:23

I've found a "pirate" YouTube of the Ending !
From a Spanish cinema showing I think.

Katie....Do you want it posted on here....
or better not ?
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Post by Joanna on Fri 15 Nov 2013, 23:25

Nicky....yes there is a frog....but a it's Spoiler. Lol
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Post by it's me on Sat 16 Nov 2013, 05:41

well
I guess not the biggest one.... right? Smile 
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Post by Carla97 on Sat 16 Nov 2013, 12:54

There was a frog in the space? Or at the land at the end. I didn´t see any frog! And I was looking hard if he´d make one more comeback. So I think I´d spotted the frog too!
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Post by it's me on Sat 16 Nov 2013, 14:37

when she landed maybe
but I have a really blurry record....

or was it that??

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Post by Katiedot on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 05:39

Joanna wrote:I've found a "pirate" YouTube of the Ending !
From a Spanish cinema showing I think.

Katie....Do you want it posted on here....
or better not ?
Sure, why not? Maybe post a 'spoiler' alert for those who don't want to see it.

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I'm going to buck the trend here and say that I think he was miscast in the film. I'm not sure what he was supposed to bring the the role, but he specialises in playing such lightweight jokey characters most of the time that it was hard to take his lightweight jokey astronaut seriously.
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Post by it's me on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 05:42

what? too lightweight jokey?
I think it was exactly what they wanted from him
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Post by Katiedot on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 05:48

It probably was, but because he's done so many similar characters before, I found him to be unbelievable: it was like "George Clooney in space" rather than "jokey astronaut in space". If George ever went into space, that's exactly what I think he'd be like (except, hopefully, minus the country music) so it didn't feel like he was creating a character. I think they should have got an actor without that baggage to play the role.
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Post by it's me on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 06:00

we always pict him with that " baggage " as a damnation

he just wanted it like that

piece after piece

he is the only one who can change it

if he wants to
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Post by Carla97 on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 07:43

Nice poster - tempting. Kind of thing I´d probably want to go and see. And George Lapin itself sounds promising hmmm Razz 
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Post by Joanna on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 10:44

Spoiler Alert !

Ending of Gravity featuring a frog !

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Post by What Would He Say on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 11:21

Spoiler alert...

Hmmm, the bit when he comes back onto the Chinese (?) spaces station missed the ummmm mystical element, but surely thats the directors job.  George, I think did an excellent job .......but it has to be the directors job to get the atmosphere right.

I liked that he was "jocular", especially in that scene. It set's it apart from Alien and other horror genre, which probably accounts for it's outstanding success.
but it could have done with better more atmospheric lighting in that scene.  George's tone was perfect... it was director or whoever is in charge of "atmosphere" that slightly missed a trick. But I suppose they were so wrapped in the BIGGER atmosphere of space they didn't appreciate that this scene would help catapult it over $500K mark, grab the imagination of the audience and make it a game changer.

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Post by melbert on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 12:07

what would he say wrote:But I suppose they were so wrapped in the BIGGER atmosphere of space they didn't appreciate that this scene would help catapult it over $500K mark, grab the imagination of the audience and make it a game changer.
I think you mean $500 MILLION, not $500 thousand.
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Post by it's me on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 12:45

---spoiler---
what do you mean with better more atmospheric lighting ?
it had to seem real
not dreamy or magical
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Post by What Would He Say on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 15:26

Not dreamy or magical ... just atmospheric ... I'll find a clip of something that will explain better.
You know I'm right.
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Post by it's me on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 15:50

hmmm.... I really can't understand
better some explanation thanks
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Post by Nicky80 on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 20:34

@Joanna, I can't find the frog....I saw the video now few times. I missed the frog in the cinema and now in that video. It must be very small frog or I have a blind moment. Did anyone else see a frog? Please help me   Embarassed
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Post by Joanna on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 21:36

It's in the water as Sandy is getting her suit off.....but that youtube
clip is very dark after she was in the water.....I think it's around 5.03.....There is a fish visible though.
I did see a frog on the big screen....honest. LOL
Will have to wait until DVD is out now to see it again !
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Post by it's me on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 21:46

ah!
but not on 3D sadly.... :/
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Post by Joanna on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 21:48

Yes I'll see it on 3D blu ray.
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Post by it's me on Wed 20 Nov 2013, 21:50

urca
you lucky....
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