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Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea discuss the making of 2001. You won’t believe how they both look - almost unrecognizable, especially Lockwood.

Why would you expect them to be recognizable? They're not exactly household names.



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Why would you expect them to be recognizable? They're not exactly household names.

And they're much older as well. Not every dude ages as well as Robert Redford, just like not every gal ages as well as Helen Mirren.
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Why would you expect them to be recognizable? They're not exactly household names.

They are to me. I remember them well. 2001 is burned into my brain.

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And they're much older as well. Not every dude ages as well as Robert Redford, just like not every gal ages as well as Helen Mirren.

Glad you mentioned that because it would have never entered my mind. rolleyes.gif This revelation is always brought up when aging is mentioned.

At least with the majority of people you can see a resemblance; with Lockwood there isn’t a hint.
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And they're much older as well. Not every dude ages as well as Robert Redford, just like not every gal ages as well as Helen Mirren.
Truth.

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While it may not be a particularly big technical challenge to produce such a long take with CGI, artistically it's quite a different matter. I found that it drew me into the movie very effectively while at the same time managing to introduce the environment, the characters and the physics, all of which were important for the story. It's not trivial to set down all the goals you need to meet with that kind of scene and then come up with a way to do it in a creative and compelling manner.
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I'll have you know sir, once I was described as having "movie star good looks" (notice I said "once" tongue.gif)

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Makes me want to grill a loin

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Why would you expect them to be recognizable? They're not exactly household names.

I think he's saying they didn't age well.

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‘Gravity’ Soars Past $300 Million at Worldwide Box Office

I agree. The film has proved it's got legs so the predictions that Bad Grandpa will knock it out of the number one spot are premature IMO.

And so ends my role as a prognosticator.

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7 minute short that is not in the theatrical release. But it does explain something that happens during the movie.

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it doesnt explain anything, its just a different view of the scene
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it doesnt explain anything, its just a different view of the scene
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she thought he understood what she was saying, dude didnt, and i did not need to know what he was actually saying... it didnt make a difference to her situation
they could have played this after the credits
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I liked it and thought it was touching. Now when the next time I watch Gravity I will know what he is saying to her. Nice. smile.gif

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well, i missed out on IMAX 3d and Atmos, but I finally caught this in REALD last night. what a spectacular flick! Its a lot like Jaws, Alien and the original Halloween as simple concept movies that are just viscerally awesome due sheer craftsmanship! I have stated in other threads that I had yet to see a movie where 3D was an absolute requirement as opposed to an enhancement, and GRAVITY just may be it.

I dunno, my LH90 was one of the last pre-3d Smart TVs and I dont have a 3D player nor 1.4 HDMI cables. I never minded simply because I couldnt see myself ever using 3D even seldomly for home theatre. But now Im wondering if I should just go ahead and get a GRAVITY 2D/3D blu ray combo just for future use. Especially since it now appears that 3d capabilities are not really adding much more cost. Heck, I may even get a 4K GRAVITY Blu Ray so 10 years from now I can play it!! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

kinda hoping this wins best picture and incentivises the studio to re-release it in 3d but in real IMAX (yes, i am one of those Lie-Max haters). how cool would that be?

lastly, i gotta give props to sandra bullock. a courageous performance and hugely critical since she was pretty much the only actor in the movie for so long. Although i never disliked her and thought she had a cute, fun personality (im sure we all remember her from Speed - dang, has it really been 20 years?!) i couldnt ever bring myself to accept her as a 'great actress'. It didnt help that Im not into rom-coms and I am also a huge Crash Basher (mostly cuz I thought Munich and especially the directors cut of Kingdom Of Heaven shoulda won best picture mad.gif ). So I was somewhat baffled a couple years ago when she won best actress and just thought 'meh...whatever'. Other people have insisted to me that she did a great job in that movie. I guess based on her work here, she has come a long way. Guess I'll be chekcing out Blind Side now, with an open mind wink.gif

Its interesting a lot of people are already suddenly assertaining GRAVITY's place in movie history. I ought to catch it a few more times and give it time. right now, i can only think of one flaw in the story as I play the movie back in my mind, but i can let it slide.

Cant wait to see what Alfonso Cauron comes up with next. And this DP is the same guy that did cinematography for Tree of Life?!?!?! eek.gif wow...

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When will wb reissue gravity in Imax 3d...I saw it only once and sat thru the whole thing. Still no word from amazon on the bluray...
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When will wb reissue gravity in Imax 3d...

IMAX theaters only book a limted number of movies per year, and there's a lot of competition from movie producers to get on those screens. While I wouldn't say that an IMAX re-release is impossible, it's not very likely right now either. There are too many other big movies out right now demanding time on those screens.

Perhaps Warner Bros. might give the movie another promotional push early next year before Oscar nominations are voted on?
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kinda hoping this wins best picture and incentivises the studio to re-release it in 3d but in real IMAX (yes, i am one of those Lie-Max haters). how cool would that be?

Gravity was shot entirely in 2k digital. None of it was shot on film, much less IMAX film. It wouldn't benefit from a 15/70 upconversion. IMAX is rapidly phasing out those projectors anyway.
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Details on this wonderful short film from the Hollywood Reporter:

During a pivotal scene in Gravity, Sandra Bullock's character Ryan Stone, trapped inside a Russian space capsule with little hope of survival, makes contact with a male voice speaking via radio in a foreign language. What unfolds on the other end of that fractured conversation, complete with a barking dog and a crying baby, is the subject of a short film by Jonas Cuaron, son of director Alfonso Cuaron, who co-wrote the screenplay for Warner Bros.' $500 million-grossing awards contender with his father. That seven-minute companion piece, titled Aningaaq, was financed by Warner Home Video, which initially envisioned it as a unique extra feature for Gravity's Blu-ray edition. But the stark, contemplative Aningaaq has developed a life of its own via festival screenings at Venice and Telluride. Now Warners has submitted it for Oscar consideration in the live-action short category; should it snag a nomination alongside its sure-bet blockbuster companion, they are poised to make Academy Awards history as the first feature and spinoff short drawn from the same material to be nominated together in the same year.

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I finally got a chance to watch Gravity and here are my brief thoughts:

Despite it being guilty of breaking the laws of physics and taking massive liberties with aeronautical equipment for the purposes of storytelling, Gravity provides a gripping, heart stopping and thrilling experience that few films have managed to deliver.

Alfonso Cuarón's direction is incredible from a technical standpoint, but he could have used a little assistance in the storytelling department.

Fortunately, the cast featuring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, are able to carry the story. While her career started off making audiences laugh in romantic comedies, Sandra Bullock has elevated herself as a premier actress among Hollywood's elite and will deservedly receive an Oscar nod for her tense and emotional performance in this movie. Clooney, on the other hand, displays his usual Clooney-ness that we've come to expect from him, while bearing a striking resemblance to Buzz Lightyear.

The real stars of the film, however, are the stellar cinematography and the thoughtful sound design and mix. Even though I'd love to write paragraphs about these three mind blowing technical feats of the production, I'll simply say that Gravity has at least 3 Oscars heading its way.

Flaws aside, Gravity's phenomenal use of suspense along with its stimulation of our auditory and visual senses, suck us so deep into the perils on screen that we become a part of it. I look forward to adding it to my collection not just to enjoy, but also to use as show off material for my home cinema.
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^^^Terrifically thoughtful, eloquent, and concise review, David. Thanks.
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I don't buy a lot of BD's, preferring to rent movies I'll probably only watch once, but I'll definitely be purchasing this one. High re-watch factor and amazing visuals & sound.
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^^^Terrifically thoughtful, eloquent, and concise review, David. Thanks.

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I don't buy a lot of BD's, preferring to rent movies I'll probably only watch once, but I'll definitely be purchasing this one. High re-watch factor and amazing visuals & sound.
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Flaws aside, Gravity's phenomenal use of suspense along with its stimulation of our auditory and visual senses, suck us so deep into the perils on screen that we become a part of it. I look forward to adding it to my collection not just to enjoy, but also to use as show off material for my home cinema.

Well said! My daughter and I sat in the theater with our jaws agape from the time Gravity started until it ended. That's probably why we didn't notice the flaws you did, although I cannot question what you said. Gravity is one of the best if not the best film I have seen since last year's crop of Oscar contenders. The only film in this year's hopefuls that I thought was in a class with Gravity was David O. Russell's American Hustle.
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Well said! My daughter and I sat in the theater with our jaws agape from the time Gravity started until it ended.
Gravity really pulls the audience in.tongue.gif
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Well said! My daughter and I sat in the theater with our jaws agape from the time Gravity started until it ended. That's probably why we didn't notice the flaws you did, although I cannot question what you said. Gravity is one of the best if not the best film I have seen since last year's crop of Oscar contenders. The only film in this year's hopefuls that I thought was in a class with Gravity was David O. Russell's American Hustle.

Thanks mate! I really want to see American Hustle.
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