How Did They Do That? Burning Questions Answered in New Behind-the-Scenes GRAVITY Featurette

     December 23, 2013


With Gravity, director Alfonso Cuaron brought mystique back to the movies.  The film is almost like a magic trick in that much of what happens onscreen seems physically impossible, and after I saw the film for the first time I remarked that I couldn’t wait to own the Blu-ray so I could pore over hours and hours of behind-the-scenes extras that reveal  how Cuaron pulled this off.  In the spirit of Oscar season, Warner Bros. has now released a new featurette that finally offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the film’s effects were created by Cuaron and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.  It’s a fascinating if brief look behind-the-scenes, and I hope there’s plenty more where this comes from on the eventual Blu-ray release.

The film is a major Oscar contender in a number of categories, but this featurette focuses mainly on the jaw-dropping visual effects and Lubzeki’s gorgeous cinematography as well as the metaphorical intentions of Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron‘s screenplay.  Hit the jump to watch the featurette.

Via THR.


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  • Person

    Gunning hard for those technical awards.

    • Leo Spaceman

      To be fair though, they deserve it after what they pulled off. I can’t think of any other movie this year where it was really a wow factor.

      Something like 40 Iron Mans flying in to crash a party is cool, but its not anything special that Marvel hasn’t done with any of their other movies. Gravity really pulled off something special with what they had done in my opinion.

      • Person

        Oh I’m not disputing that they deserve it, just taking note of the awards season push WB is tryna give the film. It unquestionably deserves to win VFX, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing at the very least, with nominations coming in Picture, Director, Editing, Cinematography, Actress, and possibly Production Design.

      • Why?

        It will.

  • drod

    I just wish they would announce a Blue-ray/DVD release date. I’m dying to see this film again. 5 times in theaters wasn’t enough! Great featurette btw.