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Re: Movie: Gravity
« Reply #75 on: 09/01/2013 04:43 PM »
Although Jeb, Bill and Bob may be tooling around in a more scientifically accurate setting, I'll go see this anyway on a friday night after the brain has shut off. Thats why they make them.
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« Reply #76 on: 09/01/2013 06:24 PM »
Here are some addition details provided in the following two articles:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie/gravity/review/615139


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Before Cuaron even resorts to his first cut, the peril jacks way up with word of approaching space debris, the result of a chain reaction from the Russians having shot down one of their own satellites.

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Urgently looking for a safe haven, Kowalsky spots a Russian space station in the distance which might sustain them until a rescue ship can be sent up. Their oxygen supply is running low and Stone isn't convinced they can make it. Surprises await on the Russian craft and yet again on another space vessel,

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/telluride-gravity-stars-bullock-clooney-618850
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Re: Movie: Gravity
« Reply #77 on: 09/01/2013 07:22 PM »
You lost me at Sandra Bullock.

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« Reply #78 on: 09/05/2013 05:13 AM »
New trailer is up. Latter part has some bits in short cuts that give some hints to the plot if you freeze-frame it a bit...


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« Reply #79 on: 09/05/2013 07:39 PM »
This is the space equivalent of a film where a character:
1. survives a plane crash, then
2. escapes a forest fire, only to be threatened by a
3. a tornado, followed by
4. an earthquake, and finally
5. a tsunami strikes.
All in one film.

Ridiculous.

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« Reply #80 on: 09/05/2013 08:09 PM »
Dream sequence anyone? :-) How about this - In some trailers they appear to be servicing Hubble, and in other, at ISS. Think of the dream sequence in Apollo 13 where Marilyn Lovell dreams of Jim being sucked out when the hatch opens. Much of the audience probably thought that was the disaster at that point. I can imagine that Bullock's character, has a dream about the Hubble servicing mission going wrong. Then wakes up on ISS and some time later, the "real" disaster happens. Speculation of course, but would solve the totally different orbit issue.

Don't pay too much attention to trailers.  They are typically created by the PR departments long before the movie has been through the final edit.  Therefore they contain scenes that may very well end up on the cutting room floor.   This especially happens if the film is screened before a test audience who thinks the film drags or totally hates the ending. It goes back to editing.

Speaking of that Apollo 13 dream sequence reminded me of something.  That scene of Lovell (Hanks) getting blown out of the CM in space was added to the trailer at the time, and can be viewed on the DVD extras.  I recall back in '95 a bunch of us were really looking forward to this movie and happened to see the trailer. 

When we saw that scene we were like "B$!"  "That never happened!" "They're re-writing history!"  "This movies gonna suck!"

Of course it turns out to be my fav movie of all time.  But to a viewer who has no knowledge of 13 it makes them say "Wow I gotta see that!"
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Re: Movie: Gravity
« Reply #81 on: 09/05/2013 08:17 PM »
it appears to me that they may get rescued by the Chinese . The last sense of the trailer where the ISS breaks up she is grabbing for what appears to me to be a  Shenzhou Orbital Module. Have to wait for the movie.

I kind of wish the guys from MST3K would come out of retirement for this one!

I can just hear Crow T. Robot say as the ISS breaks up:
"Gee Mike does this mean we can finally get out of Low Earth Orbit now?"

Tom Servo: "The Shenzhou Orbital Module by MARX!" "Batteries not included."
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« Reply #82 on: 09/08/2013 12:51 AM »
Given the big technical errors I'm not so sure on this film.  Visually it looks good,but plot wise I don't think so. 

IMO it is typical mainstream idiocy.  Under that  tent no one cares if it's technically accurate or what. *rolls eyes* The Hollywood Reporter article is proof of it calling the ISS the Russian Space Station when it isn't.  Of course all of us NASA geeks trying to correct  main stream anything is like talking to a brick wall, nothing gets in unless you have a larger hammer to break it down.

It would be better if they had the SAFRs on,but during the debris collision the  jet packs were damaged by  tiny particles. 

Wouldn't the orbiter be ok? It looks damaged,but tumbles out of the way. Explorer badly damaged, and a rescue shuttle is sent up to get the crew.  I'd send good old Discovery to help.   

One other thing.  How did Sandra get to the ISS so fast?  Hubble and ISS are in completely different orbits.   

This movie reminded me of Homer Hickam's Back to the Moon novel.  (I'd love to see that novel turned into a movie.) 


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« Reply #83 on: 09/08/2013 03:50 AM »
I find it humorous that all the know-it-alls in this thread are determined to hate this movie before they even see it. Pretty silly, IMHO.

Keep this in mind, first and foremost: IT'S ONLY A MOVIE. If it makes an honest attempt to dramatize the efforts of astronauts and cosmonauts well, that should be applauded, even if it doesn't get every technical detail right.
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« Reply #84 on: 09/08/2013 03:59 AM »
I find it humorous that all the know-it-alls in this thread are determined to hate this movie before they even see it. Pretty silly, IMHO.

Keep this in mind, first and foremost: IT'S ONLY A MOVIE. If it makes an honest attempt to dramatize the efforts of astronauts and cosmonauts well, that should be applauded, even if it doesn't get every technical detail right.

I imagine most people on here had to sit through the sheer horror of a space movie know as "Armageddon," so I bet those complaining could probably stomach simple things like wrong inclinations, improper orbital altitudes, etc.

Unfortunately, not every movie can be "Apollo 13."
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« Reply #85 on: 09/08/2013 05:25 AM »
I looked at this way, any compelling space movie is a good space movie. I enjoyed the heck out of "Space Cowboys" and it's one my favorite films, period.
Keep this in mind, first and foremost: IT'S ONLY A MOVIE. If it makes an honest attempt to dramatize the efforts of astronauts and cosmonauts well, that should be applauded, even if it doesn't get every technical detail right.
Space movies are, in my mind, like war movies. People who the subject matter really well will often tell you a completely accurate movie would be way too boring to watch and you wouldn't see much anyway if it was filmed like it happens in real life.
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« Reply #86 on: 09/09/2013 12:15 AM »
I looked at this way, any compelling space movie is a good space movie. I enjoyed the heck out of "Space Cowboys" and it's one my favorite films, period.
Keep this in mind, first and foremost: IT'S ONLY A MOVIE. If it makes an honest attempt to dramatize the efforts of astronauts and cosmonauts well, that should be applauded, even if it doesn't get every technical detail right.
Space movies are, in my mind, like war movies. People who the subject matter really well will often tell you a completely accurate movie would be way too boring to watch and you wouldn't see much anyway if it was filmed like it happens in real life.

I think 2001 is an exception. Yet it is an exceptional movie.
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« Reply #87 on: 09/09/2013 12:18 AM »
I think 2001 is an exception. Yet it is an exceptional movie.

Yeah, cause HAL was totally believable :)
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« Reply #88 on: 09/09/2013 05:21 AM »
I think 2001 is an exception. Yet it is an exceptional movie.
Yeah, but there is some serious flaws in the science in that film, too, not to mention many average people consider that to be one of the most boring movies ever made.
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« Reply #89 on: 09/09/2013 07:02 AM »
The reports from people (normal people who don't know the correct bolt size on the helmet seals) who've seen this movie are overwhelmingly positive. I really don't mind if space is contracted or orbits aligned for dramatic reasons. The movie is about the characters, not the hardware. If you want a realistic space hardware movie, go to the IMAX at the science musem :)

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