Sandra Bullock is in a world of hurt in two new clips from Gravity, the astounding, game-changing film that is arriving October 4. Alfonso Cuaron’s film that must be seen in 3D follows Bullock and George Clooney who are working on the Hubble telescope when a Russian satellite’s explosion sends debris that will quickly turn their spacewalk into a nightmare.
The first clip, Detached, shows what happens as our astronauts get word of the incoming debris… and how they respond truly sets the tone for the first act of the film.
Next up, we’ve got the clip entitled Off Structure, and it illustrates what Bullock’s character goes through moments after the above clip concludes. Cuaron is a masterful filmmaker (as shown in this Gravity 3D clip), and it can be seen what an astounding talent he is simply with this over-a-minute clip.
In one fell swoop of a camera motion, Cuaron goes from Bullock’s point of view and the terror that spinning through space produces in her, to a shot of Bullock from the outside of her helmet that turns the power of the scene from the filmmaker to the actress.
As teased in the Gravity trailer, this is a journey story where the pratfalls lie around every turn. And all that Oscar buzz for Bullock… is dead on.