Gravity

I would like to watch Gravity again which is hotly tipped to win anOscar or two at this years Academy Awards and it is also released on DVD ON Monday 3 March 2014. It stars Sandra Bullock, as Bio-medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone, a Mission Specialist on her first space shuttle mission, STS-157, who is accompanied by veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney), who is commanding his final expedition, to service the Hubble Telescope. However during the final spacewalk to service the Hubble Space Telescope,Mission Control in Houston warns Stone and Kowalski that debris from a Russian missile strike on a defunct satellite has caused a chain reaction of destruction and there is a field of debris hurtling rapidly towards the Space Shuttle at high speed and they must abort the mission.

Shortly afterward, communications from Mission Control are lost, though Stone and Kowalski continue to transmit in hopes that the ground crew can hear them. Then when High-speed debris damages the space shuttle Explorer Stone tumbles out of control away from it. Kowalski rescues Stone and Tethered together, the two make their way back to Explorer, which they discover has been damaged far beyond usability, and the rest of the crew are dead. So They decide to  try and make their way to the International Space Station (ISS), which is in orbit only about 100 km (60 mi) away. But this is fraught with danger and Kowalski estimates they only have 90 minutes before the debris field completes an orbit and threatens them again and they face both a race against time to find safety nearly 400 miles above the Earth, with no one to help…

The film was directed by Alphonso Cuarón, cinematography was by Emmanuel Lubezki and visual-effects were by effects wizard Tim Webber . The script, is by Cuarón and his son Jonás.This movie offers thrills, humor, dazzle, disaster, poetic vision and mythic reach. Whereas Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey set the bar for philosophical exploration of an unknowable universe by gazing outward. With deceptive simplicity, Gravity looks inward at something closer at hand but just as profound: the intricacies of the human heart. Cuarón’s artistry is also evident in films as diverse as Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (the third and best of the Potter series) and the indisputably brilliant Children of Men.

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