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Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity pushed to 2013

05.15.2012

Damn every single person responsible for Alfonso Cuaron's GRAVITY being pushed from November of this year to an unspecified date in 2013. Damn you all!

I am sure the technical needs of the film are responsible for this delay. Executive producer Chris DeFaria had this to say about how the film is composed.

According to DeFaria, Gravity opens with a continuous 17-minute shot that sets the stage for the protagonist’s (Sandra Bullock) desperate attempt to stay alive and return to Earth after the aforementioned asteroid shower wipes out her fellow astronauts – save for a co-pilot (George Clooney), who was away at the time. More so, the film as a whole runs for about two hours and has only 156 shots total (ie. around 46 seconds/shot, on average), including several that run “six, eight, 10 minutes long.”

Holy crap. If that is true, this is going to rival the amazing long takes Cuaron created in CHILDREN OF MEN.

And this is how Cuaron actually got the scene made.

The official synopsis for GRAVITY: Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (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. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

This movie needs to be released and done properly, so if waiting until 2013 is what Cuaron needs, I will abide. But if this pushes to 2014, I will lose my cool.

Extra Tidbit: If Cuaron pulls this off, they better start polishing his directing Oscar.
Source: VultureScreen Rant

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