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Gravity to premiere at Venice, and the first official still

11 Jul
The first still from Gravity, featuring Sandra Bullock as medical engineer Ryan Stone

The first official still from Gravity, featuring Sandra Bullock as medical engineer Ryan Stone

The marketing machine has begun for Gravity, with a couple weeks of rumours followed by an official announcements last week that the film would premiere at, and indeed open, the 70th edition of the Venice International Film Festival on August 28; and that Cuarón personally show off exclusive footage from the film at ComicCon in San Diego, the weekend of July 18-21.

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. released this first still from Gravity, featuring Sandra Bullock ~floating in the doomed space station. Cuarón told USA Today:

She’s confronted with the idea that Earth is so far away. She can see the whole Earth and she doesn’t belong to it. What is really scary for people is being lost or alone in the immensity of the void.

He also spoke to the depiction of Earth, which film writer Bryan Alexander described as a a major character in the movie, “When you see this Earth from outer space with all of its beauty and colors, you don’t see all of these separations between these countries. Earth is just one organic, beautiful thing. We happen to live in a very stunning and beautiful place.” Continue reading

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Gravity teaser screens at CinemaCon

17 Apr

Last night, Warner Bros. screened – for the first time – a sixty second teaser for Gravity to an audience of cinema owners/industry insiders at at CinemaCon, the Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners. Alex Billington (First Showing) and Peter Sciretta (/FILM) were the first to report with joint videoblog, responding positively to the teaser (that might be an understatement).

 

Besides using adjectives like, “amazing,” “breathtaking,” and “stunning,” Billington pointed out that, “It was probably almost all entirely created on computer,” and also compared the film’s (visual) feel to 2001. Skiretta agreed, “It’s definitely hard sci fi in the way that it’s not action, like Michael Bay shot stuff. It’s like whoa it’s really happening. You’re kind of floating in space.” Read more.

Meredith Woerner (io9) was also at the panel, and described the sixty seconds on screen: Continue reading