GRAVITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
When I first caught the trailer, there was no doubt this film would be a game changer. And that it proved to be. “Gravity” is truly a step forward in filmmaking. Only greats like James Cameron can truly lay claim to cinematic benchmarks like this. Alfonso Cuarón, the auteur behind films like “Y Tu Mama Tambien” and “Children of Men”, said in various interviews how this was the most challenging film of his career, and it’s no secret why. The entire first scene was seemingly fluid with no cuts, a seamless introduction to character and world in one visual swoop. The film was reminiscent of Hitchcock’s classic “Rope”, which appeared to be one continuous takes and shot in its entirety with only 8 long takes/film reels. “Gravity” is in serious contention for the Oscars, and while some may not be as crazy about the film as I, no one can deny the merit of the filmmaking. I saw it in IMAX 3D at the Chinese Theatre, you should to. It’s pure visual splendor.