Gravity

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  1. RobertR

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    I wasn't talking about "checking the oxygen". I was talking about the medical effects of oxygen deprivation. It hardly makes sense for him to know more about that than she does.
     
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    It is a satellite-shattering masterpiece.
     
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    :P
     
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    Oh, now you tell me! Where are spoiler tags when you need them??? :angry: :lol:
     
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    I'm somewhat ok with placing the space stations in such close proximity to each other. After all, there had to be some plausible way for her to get out of her predicament. What really bothers me is the "she had to let go of him" scene. The physics made that unnecessary. Once he stopped moving, there was zero tension on the line. A slight tug would have been sufficient to pull him towards her. Even if the line wrapped around her had a tenuous grip, all she had to do was reach down and grab it (which she obviously did later), then pull him towards her.
     
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    This is simply a beautiful movie and a special experience. Best film I've seen I years. I took in a second viewing tonight and would love to go see it again. It really sticks with me. I love "movies" and am a big fan of the SciFi comic book hero films, etc. Ultimately those are entertainment and things I can enjoy on that fun escapist movie adventure level. But every once in a while I get to experience something special that really touches me in a special way. It's just a different type of experience. The word I found myself using over and over again tonight after the second viewing was "beautiful". Both in the visuals of the environment but more so in the character journey of Ryan Stone. Her being "reborn" through this experience after having shutdown her life after her loss was , well... Beautiful.
     
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    Yes, but when it comes to entertaining the mass audience and further engaging them into the dire straits of her situation, it would be lousy filmmaking. A times, a director has to take certain liberties and compromises with actual facts/laws in order to fully engage his audience into his film.
     
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    This is a valid criticism and it bothered me a bit too but I'm willing to forgive it and chalk it up to dramatic license because as a whole, the film gets MUCH more right than wrong and in the grand scheme of things it is imo a minor flaw in a masterpiece of filmmaking.
     
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    This is an interesting excerpt about the score for GRAVITY by Steven Price from the Wired article linked earlier in this thread. I LOVE the score and have been pretty much listening to it nonstop since the film came out:
    It will be Oscar nominated for sure and I'll be very happy if it wins.
     
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    Speaking of Gravity and Oscars here is my prediction/wish list for its nominations:Best Picture Best DirectorBest ActressBest EditingBest Musical ScoreBest CinematographyBest Visual EffectsBest SoundBest Sound EditingBest Art DirectionBest ScreenplayBest Supporting Actor
     
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    Maybe it was for our benefit (the audience) and not necessarily any character. There were very lmited ways to get the exposition/reasoning to the audience in this movie after all.
     
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    I think you got it exactly right. It was for the benefit of the audience. However, it would have made much more sense for her to tell him that she was feeling the effects of oxygen deprivation. That way, the audience is still informed, and we don't get the illogic of a non medical person telling a medical person about medical effects.
     
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    So a person under the effects of oxygen deprivation is supposed to tell the other person they are feeling it.

    So, the airlines have it backwards...put the other persons oxygen mask on first...then your own...
     
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    Yes, based on the fact that she knows what the effects are, and is very much aware that she's running out of oxygen (she even gives him a running count).
     
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    Another terrific hold for GRAVITY..$31 million in its third weekend. From box office guru:
    I think it has a good chance to hit $300 million. Amazing.
     
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    We saw this Wednesday, while on vacation in St. Augustine FL, (World Golf HOF IMAX, supposedly biggest screen in the SE, no Dolby Atmos, though). This was also our first 3D experience. Wow. This is a movie that just has to be seen on the big screen. We were totally immersed.
     
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    2nd viewing, AMC Tyson's, ETX theater with Atmos. Fantastic. Best movie I've seen this year. As someone explained to me, it seems IMAX is brighter than RealD. But I think RealD is better 3D. In this showing, the intro text and credits weren't 3D. IMAX they were, but were nearly unwatchable due to crosstalkAtmos is impressive, but loud. Second loudest movie this, after Pacific Rim, perhaps. Cuaron hits me in an emotional solar plexus. Love this movie. Want to see it again.
     
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    My friend had the same reaction.My perception, perhaps I'm unconsciously retconning, is different. I perceive them both still in motion, unraveling the parachute cords. They are in tension. They have some momentum. The spring force of the parachute isn't linear, but is decreasing. Cutting Kowalski halves Stone's mass and momentum. He continues on his course. She now reacts less massively to the fleeting spring force and is drawn back in. It didn't feel obvious to me, but it didn't feel wrong. Not "wrong" like idea of a researcher working as a mission specialist and plugging in her R&D into the Hubble. Or having a space shuttle to use. Or Hubble servicing missions to use a shuttle for. This whole story seem wildly implausible before they even leave the ground.
     
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    That was the mistake I noticed the most. I probably could spot more if I was totally familar with orbital mechanics, but the one you pointed out is the one that anyone with even slight familiarity on how objects behave in space would spot.
     
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    Except that he shot the scene like there was a constant acceleration away from each other. They were always in tension like as if there was a headwind, even though they were stopped rleative to each other and the station. She never "bounced" back like there was a spring force in action. It is a "mistake" but, to me, it is moot since the "mistake" was really an artistic liberty taken to increase the dramatic tension that, once again, she was about to lose someone and was essentially powerless to stop it.
     

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