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Run, do not walk, to catch Gravity in the best theater you can find - IMAX 3D will be worth the extra cost. The sooner you see it and the less you know about it, the better.

Game-changer. Landmark. Instant addition to the pantheon of classics. Major, major eff-you to the studios churning out derivative trash. Best Picture, Director, Actress, Original Screenplay, possibly Editing, Cinematography and Score. Alfonso Cuaron has joined the gods of cinema with this one.

Heinlein would have loved every single frame of it.

"Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders." - Luther
In the end, I found Heinlein is finite. Thus, finite analysis is needed.

Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:54 am
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Well, the preview I saw looked cheesy indeed, so I appreciate the post. I had crossed it off the might-see list, but am now reconsidering...

"There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk 'his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor' on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else."

Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:42 pm
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Today I attended an excellent talk by Prof. Pat Seitzer of the University of Michigan. He is using various ground-based telescopes to study orbital debris in geosynchronous orbit. It was all about the consequences when one orbiting object smashes into another, generating lots of orbiting objects, large and small.

In the middle of this talk, he showed the poster for Gravity, and mentioned that he'd seen it this weekend.


(though the film takes a few artistic liberties with orbital inclination)


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I already had enormous respect for the director after I saw "." Can't wait to see this one.

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