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Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity in 3D – We’ll Fix it in Post!

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 10:42 pm by Justin Cavender

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Last week WB Pictures released three new clips for Alfonso Cuarón’s upcoming film Gravity. Each clip seems a bit more scarier than the next and I hope no one ever has to deal with the loneliness of space.

During San Diego Comic-Con I attended the Warner Bros. press conference where Alfonso Cuarón and Sandra Bullock answered questions about Gravity. I enjoyed listening to Sandra recall discussions she had with real astronauts while filming, and it was obvious how passionate Alfonso was about making this movie in 3D. However, shooting in 3D proved to be impossible because their rigs would not support the weight of the cameras. Sandra Bullock spent most of her time filming in a tube, which didn’t allow for a two camera system to shoot in 3D.

During production Cuarón had a conversation with James Cameron on how to make 3D work for Gravity. Cameron believed 3D conversion in post-production would be the way to go.

Most of us at Geek Legacy are pretty rabid fans of Cuarón’s work which includes Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Children of Men.

Official synopsis

GRAVITY, directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuaron, stars Oscar® winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). 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.

Gravity opens in theaters and IMAX 3D on October 4, 2013.


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