Your heartbeat is the only sound you can make out: a steady drumroll pounding against your inner ear. You close your eyes and try to concentrate but the rush of carbon dioxide into your helmet is making you dizzy… As the world around you becomes blurry the sun rises over North America. It seems odd to scream for help but you do it anyway... Space swallows your sound like a monster.
What sounds like any person’s worst nightmare is reality in Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity. Cuarón, who is known for his excellent work in Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Children of Men (2006) created a cinematic masterpiece with Gravity, an homage that will draw you into an unknown world: Space.
Rather than confront the audience with extra terrestrial life or battle of Galactica’s Cuarón elegantly uses the vastness of space to tell a story evolving around an instinct that is deeply rooted inside all of us: Survival.
Together with Stone and Kowalski the viewer embarks on an emotional journey between despair and joy, defeat and hope. Gravity awes its audience with breath-taking shots , an incredible sense of realism and -as the significant other of Stone - a personal connection with the films heroine.
“We wanted the audience to have the primal journey of floating in space while following the emotional journey of this character.” Cuarón recently revealed in an interview with IGN. “The idea was that every member of the audience would take their own emotional experience and use our characters as vessels for those experiences. “
Life and Death. Space and Earth. Gravity and an Oscar.