We all know that ‘Gravity‘ was a box office success and that the majority of those who have seen it have loved the film. Sure there may have been a few notable complaints about the film, but it’s a movie for entertainment and most of us can overlook those. While a short companion film meant for the Blu-Ray release had already snuck out, you would think that would be the main extra we would see in advance of it’s release.
Not so fast there! Warner Brothers has just released this amazing behind-the-scenes look at the making of ‘Gravity’ including director/co-writer/co-film editor Alfonso Cuaron (‘Children of Men’, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’), lead actress Sandra Bullock (‘Demolition Man’,’ The Net’), supporting actor George Clooney (‘Tomorrowland‘, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’), co-writer Jonas Cuaron, producer David Heyman (‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’,‘I Am Legend’), production designer Andy Nicholson (‘The Host’, ‘Divergent‘), co-film editor Mark Sanger (‘The Last Knights’), visual effects supervisor Tim Webber (‘Avatar‘, ‘The Dark Knight’), composer Steven Price (‘The World’s End’, ‘Attach the Block’) and supervising sound editor Glenn Freemantle (‘Dredd‘,‘The Woman In Black’).
Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. 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.
With the year end battle for the Oscars on the line, Warner Brothers clearly wants to make a final push for keeping their film fresh in everyone’s mind when voting comes around. Not only is this featurette full of interviews with the actors but it has some great behind-the-scenes commentary by those involved in making it the thriller that it was both on the visual and sound end of things. With multiple nominations throughout the SAG, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards, they easily have to have the Oscars in their sights with this one.
What do you think? Is ‘Gravity’ going to get a few Oscar nods or does the film not live up to the hype in your opinion? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter