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Gravity won six British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on February 16.

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Screen Junkies' "Honest Trailer" for "Gravity":

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'Gravity' drops into stores, beams to space station

"Gravity" has landed in stores, and launched into space.

Director Alfonso Cuarón's award-winning 3D space thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday (Feb. 25). Meanwhile, the movie, which prominently features the International Space Station (ISS), arrived onboard the real orbiting outpost this week, too.

"I am watching the movie 'Gravity' up here on ISS," NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio shared from the space station on Sunday.

"Let's call it training," he joked in his post on Twitter.

Mastracchio's copy of the movie was uplinked by NASA's Mission Control in Houston. For the Earth-bound masses, the film is available in digital HD and as multi-disc sets.

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I am relieved that Gravity holds up as just as great a thrill ride on Blu-ray as it did in the theater! The work that went into this movie that they chronicled in the special features is amazing. It may have been easier to go on location, lol.

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Just as an FYI, on the DVD-Blu-Ray one, the special features don't exist on the DVD disc. I don't own a Blu-ray player yet but decided to get the combo for the day when I decide to eventually get one. So the special features will remain a mystery to me for now.

I watched the movie again, without fast forwarding (I wasn't sure I wouldn't zip 'cool scene to cool scene'). Well worth the money, but I feel bad for anyone who said, "Meh, I'll wait for it to come out on DVD" instead of seeing it in the theater. Many of them simply won't understand the hype the movie generated otherwise...

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posted 03-02-2014 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAngel   Click Here to Email SpaceAngel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What are the chances of "Gravity" being awarded at the Academy Awards?

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Well, "Gravity" has 10 nominations, so I think its chances are pretty good.

Many critics have written that they expect "Gravity" will take the most awards of any one film of the evening, sweeping the film and sound editing categories. Alfonso Cuarón is also a favorite for best director.

As for best picture, "Gravity" is considered one of three vying for the Oscar ("12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" the other two).

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Gravity just received its first Oscar for Visual Effects.

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"Gravity" wins for Best Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Cinematography, Film Editing and Score!

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Add one more (Best Director)! Good job Alfonso.

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'Gravity' pulls in 7 Oscars, including best director, at Academy Awards

"Gravity" was a force at Sunday night's (March 2) 86th Academy Awards, but the pull of the space thriller was not enough to win the Oscar for best picture.

As critics had expected going into the evening, "Gravity" attracted the most awards out of all of the films, taking the Oscars for seven of the 10 categories for which it received nominations, including best director for Alfonso Cuarón.

"Like any other human ever making a film, it can be a transformative experience," Cuarón said in his acceptance speech. "And I would like to thank 'Gravity,' because for many of us involved in making this film, it was definitely a transformative experience."

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I didn't watch the awards but I enjoyed the movie, and especially the visuals and feel of it. More importantly, my teenage son really enjoyed it, and if the movie can inspire kids or give people a sense of the wonder of space - fantastic.

The star was space and the movie achieved everything it could visually and deserved the awards it got including best cinematography, special effects, sound and best director which are clear recognition of its achievement.

The good news is that there will be many more space movies. Most will not be as good, but it should be fun to see what's ahead.

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I guess when you're right, you're right about Gravity being awarded.

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I'm looking forward to watching the movie this weekend on Blu-ray

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Academy Award winning "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón demonstrates space docking...

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Steven Price's Academy Award-winning score for "Gravity" is being released as a limited edition vinyl by Mondo:
Original music by Steven Price. Packaging design by Kevin Tong. 2XLP in deluxe gatefold jacket pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Limited edition pressed on black vinyl and randomly-inserted variant colorway vinyl.

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I have to ask: who still owns a vinyl record player? My player and records are long gone.

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Even if you don't own a player (and there's been a resurgent of interest in vinyls over the past few years), for those who are not familiar, Mondo's movie art posters are incredibly popular and they almost always sell out immediately. This is a way to get their "Gravity" movie art in a more compact format than a full-size poster.

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I finally caught this much anticipated movie on a flight overseas last week. I guess I am in the minority. I found it forgettable to put it nicely. In my opinion it was typical Hollywood fair, style over substance.

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I would have to agree. The cinematography is the true star of the show and is meant to be seen on the "big screen". The views take your breath away. Kudos to the producers for absolutely nailing the technical look of the shuttle and Hubble.

I personally felt the acting and screenplay was rather weak, even as I was dismissing our space-geek knowledge of the physics and orbital mechanics involved.

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Originally posted by Aztecdoug:
I finally caught this much anticipated movie on a flight overseas last week. I guess I am in the minority. I found it forgettable to put it nicely. In my opinion it was typical Hollywood fair, style over substance.

I too have just caught up with 'Gravity' and have to agree with the above. To me, it isn't nearly as good as 'Marooned'. It's only the visual effects that are worthy of watching it.

Besides that, Jane Fonda divesting her space suit in 'Barbarella' beats Sandra Bullock's effort hands down.

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The New York Times reports that best-selling author Tess Gerritsen has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. claiming the studio at least partly based "Gravity" on one of her books and as a result, owes her 2.5 percent of the blockbuster film's net profit.
Ms. Gerritsen, whose 24 novels include the Rizzoli and Isles crime series, on which the Warner-produced cable program "Rizzoli & Isles" is based, is notably not suing Warner for copyright infringement. The studio's New Line unit and a subsidiary bought the film rights to her novel "Gravity" in 1999.

Instead, Ms. Gerritsen's suit, filed in the United States Court for the Central District of California, accuses the movie operation of breach of contract — failing to live up to an initial purchase agreement of her book by releasing the film without a "based upon" credit, which denied her millions of dollars. Ms. Gerritsen's book was published in 1999.

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That should be one sweet settlement.

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There was a scene in the movie where Kowalski (played by George Clooney) and the other spacewalker had to disconnect from the HST and they used both handles on different side of the Flight Support Structure, just prior to the debris strike. During the five missions that serviced the HST, did any of these FSS have handles that could disconnect it, in case of an emergency (which never happened)?

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Originally posted by chet:
That should be one sweet settlement.
On Friday, Judge Margaret M. Morrow of the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles dismissed a complaint by the author Tess Gerritsen, who had claimed that Warner Bros. breached a contract with her when it made "Gravity" without giving her credit or 2.5 percent of the film's net profit, The New York Times reports.
In a 48-page ruling, Judge Morrow ruled that Ms. Gerritsen, who in 1999 sold rights to her novel “Gravity” to New Line Cinema and one of its units, did not sufficiently support her claim that Warner, which has since absorbed the New Line operation, was now bound to give pay and credit under that deal.
Gerritsen has responded to the dismissal in a blog on her website.
The court issued a long, detailed, and very thoughtful opinion in which it noted that we need to include more facts in our pleading relative to the relationship between Warner Bros. and New Line — that was the only issue before the court on the motion. This happens quite often in litigation, and now we need to go ahead and file an amended complaint which corrects the technical deficiencies using the court's decision as our roadmap.

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Seems very wrong to me. The film studio not only appears to have done the author out of a substantial amount of money but they also didn't even have the courtesy to acknowledge where it got the story from in the first place. But then again, the writer has always been seen as the least important person in Hollywood


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