Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' 'Carol' Starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' 'Carol' Starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara Nicolas Winding Refn Goes 60 fps For 'The Neon Demon' Nicolas Winding Refn Goes 60 fps For 'The Neon Demon' George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Check Out Teaser Posters For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' & Nicolas Winding Refn's 'The Neon Demon' Check Out Teaser Posters For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' & Nicolas Winding Refn's 'The Neon Demon' The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Watch: 30-Minute Interview With Alfonso Cuarón & New TV Spot For "Tiny Sundance Film" 'Gravity'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist September 20, 2013 at 2:56PM

It's all about perception, we suppose. While the forthcoming "Gravity" boasts no shortage of dazzling visual effects, heart pumping thrills and yes, 3D, it's still relatively lean in both size and scope. Running 90 minutes and featuring two main characters, it's far from the bloat of most blockbuster movies, a fact that isn't lost on director Alfonso Cuarón.
3
Gravity, Bullock

It's all about perception, we suppose. While the forthcoming "Gravity" boasts no shortage of dazzling visual effects, heart pumping thrills and yes, 3D, it's still relatively lean in both size and scope. Running 90 minutes and featuring two main characters, it's far from the bloat of most blockbuster movies, a fact that isn't lost on director Alfonso Cuarón.

"When I saw 'Pacific Rim,' I said, 'Man, I've been three-and-a-half years now doing 'Gravity,' and now you're making me feel that I just did this tiny, tiny indie Sundance film.' But what I love about 'Pacific Rim' is it's done without any post-modernist, ironic approach," the director told In Contention about his friend Guillermo Del Toro's film. "He really loves his characters. He loves his monsters. And at the core of it, what he loves is the characters inside the robots."

But "Gravity" may not have happened if not for another movie falling apart. In a lengthy interview with David Poland (watch below), Cuarón notes that this sci-fi flick only came about after the project you probably forgot about, "A Boy And His Shoe," couldn't get off the ground. The film, which at one point had Charlotte Gainsbourg, Guillaume Canet and Daniel Auteuil attached to star, would've told the story of a young French girl in Scotland with her family for the summer holidays who crosses paths with two gypsy Scottish boys.

Whether or not that'll get rebooted we'll see, but for now, "Gravity" arrives on October 4th. Check out the new TV spot, featurette and interview below.


This article is related to: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates