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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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No makeup, says Cuarón

5 Jan

Back in November, George Clooney told USA Today, “It is the first time I’ve been in 3-D and, hopefully, the last time,” and maybe like me you wondered whether he had a personal objection to the recent resurgence of three dimensional film, or, maybe, it was something else.  It turns out it’s the latter.

Gravity lead Sandra Bullock told recently told the same newspaper:

God help us all when my face comes rushing at you with no makeup on. I’m going to apologize now, but Alfonso, in a brilliant move, said, ‘No makeup.’

Our vain little heads are going to be some massive 17-foot image. You are going to see details because it’s shot on this digital film that shows everything. It’s so scary. There are scenes where you say, ‘This is where you have to let go and let God.’ And, thank God, there are no nude scenes.

Via: Collider and Indiewire