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Watch: Single Take Shot Highlights New Trailer For Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' Plus Watch The Comic-Con Panel

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 24, 2013 12:47 AM
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The old adage used to be that in space, no one can hear you scream. But what happens if they can hear you scream, and there's no one around to help? Thousands of miles above the Earth, there isn't much room for error, and when disaster strikes in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" it's pretty bracing stuff.

A new trailer has arrived for the movie, and instead of showing a bunch of little scenes tied together by some music and corny editing, Warner Bros. has simply let one, single take, two minute clip play out. And it's riveting stuff. In the sequence we see the disaster that hits the shuttle Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are working on, and the fateful choice the former makes that leaves her character spinning in the vast nothingness of space. It's intense, and we have to say that score by Steven Price sounds pretty damn good.

Hitting Venice and TIFF first, "Gravity" will land in theaters on October 4th. Watch the trailer below followed by the Comic-Con panel.

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  • Bullooney | July 25, 2013 3:59 PMReply

    Sandra Bullock + George Clooney? I'm so there.

  • MAL | July 24, 2013 2:17 PMReply

    Holy Sh!t! This looks fantastic and I cannot wait. I attend TIFF every year but avoid the Hollywood films in favour of foreign cinema I would likely otherwise not see. That said, I may just try to catch this at TIFF this year!

  • BradZuhl | July 24, 2013 10:45 AMReply

    I don't know you legitimate it is to call a shot "single take" when it's 90% CGI. That's like saying a shot in a Pixar movie is an impressive single take.

  • Buddy | July 24, 2013 5:12 PM

    THEDUDEABIDES: I think you missed BRADZUHL's point: this scene is so obviously mostly animated that it doesn't qualify as a single take as the term is used in traditional filmmaking. Plus the fact that Cuaron has admitted that his famous long takes in Children of Men were actually shorter takes spliced together makes me especially dubious of using the term in regard to his work.

  • thedudeabides | July 24, 2013 11:14 AM

    ok lets see you choreograph a single shot with that kind of precision. then get back to me. And yes, Pixar does also do some amazing work but you can't really compare animation to doing a live action extended take. The amount of detail in the zero-gravity blocking Cuaron gave Bullock is astounding.

  • MrAnonymous | July 24, 2013 10:15 AMReply

    Wow, that looks amazing!

    One single take, again amazing!

  • Rob | July 24, 2013 9:05 AMReply

    Wow. Now that was exciting.

  • Glass | July 24, 2013 7:18 AMReply

    I can't explain why, but this ended up being more funny looking than intense to me. Anyone else? I'll still be there first day.

  • Christopher Bell | July 24, 2013 11:59 AM

    I agree. The tone is like it is some war film. It doesn't work at all, even before Bullock does her panic-y screams. The only thing that struck me was the end of the clip when she's descending into space. Otherwise it seems like a lot of misplaced adrenaline.

  • Glass | July 24, 2013 11:00 AM

    A-listers in space don't help, but I think the CGI has something to do with it. They look like big babies in those puffy astronaut suits waving their arms everywhere.

  • BradZuhl | July 24, 2013 10:46 AM

    I agree. Something about Clooney and Bullock in space is inherently absurd.

  • cory everett | July 24, 2013 8:49 AM

    It's Sandra Bullock's screaming. It's throwing me off too. That aside, this looks amazing.

  • thedudeabides | July 24, 2013 5:40 AMReply

    Agree with Moo. But trying so hard not to watch. Just because I can't wait for it!

  • moo | July 24, 2013 1:52 AMReply

    Why do people want to watch this outside of the context of the movie? Just wait.

  • ry | July 24, 2013 12:56 AMReply


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