Starring: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
Stick around and find out. Gravity starts out with silence, one of the most frightening aspects of space itself. Cuarón seriously considered shooting the whole movie without any dialogue, just music and sound effects; he was talked out of this by Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro. Cuarón wanted to do this in order to represent how quiet space really is, but I’m glad he didn’t, and I think he achieved this order even with dialogue. Gravity’s first (of many) long takes starts with a view of the earth, and then slowly a space station drifts into view. The silence is soon broken by the sound of astronauts chatting over their radios; these astronauts are working on the space station Explorer. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is the one working on the space station while her colleague Matt Kowalski (George Clooney), an experienced astronaut, assists and monitors Dr. Stone’s progress.
actors so that I didn’t have to try and erase past Clooney and Bullock roles from my mind. After the movie, I feel as if I will have a hard time shaking these roles from my mind. Clooney is ultimately just convincing, Bullock is obviously the stand out. She’s basically perfect for this role and I (now) couldn’t have imagined anyone else in her spot. An Oscar nomination for Bullock? Most definitely. A win? It wouldn’t surprise me.
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I loved having Ed Harris as the mission control specialist, he’s great! So I guess there are three big actors in this movie!
Not exactly a spoiler but like I said, the less you know about this movie going into it, the better.