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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#41  Postby BlackBart » Apr 15, 2016 9:09 pm

The_Piper wrote:Red Planet was pretty good. :naughty2:

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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#42  Postby tuco » Apr 15, 2016 9:13 pm

Lets duct tape him.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#43  Postby The_Piper » Apr 15, 2016 9:14 pm

:lol:
Well I've seen worse movies. Like Interstellar!
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#44  Postby BlackBart » Apr 15, 2016 9:55 pm

Sod Interstellar. Roll a fat one and watch Dark Star.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#45  Postby tuco » Apr 15, 2016 10:52 pm

Oh and I was hoping to duct tape his hairy ass.

How about Gattaca? Its about going to space but ..
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#46  Postby thaesofereode » Apr 15, 2016 11:44 pm

Funny! On first quick read, I thought this was a thread about *actual* gravity, in which case my answer was GOING to be:

"A necessary evil. A pain in the ass, especially when I have to lug a lot of stuff in to work in the morning."

On second thought... maybe this comment would've been valid regardless.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#47  Postby Spinozasgalt » Apr 16, 2016 1:28 am

Fucking disco music???
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#48  Postby The_Metatron » Apr 16, 2016 2:18 am

Spinozasgalt wrote:Fucking disco music???

I know. It was great, wasn't it?


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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#49  Postby Onyx8 » Apr 16, 2016 2:29 am

Ok movie, much better book. Poorly written but good story. Had to turn out the lights on my 14 year old to get him to sleep on school nights once he got stuck into it.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#50  Postby Weaver » Apr 16, 2016 11:25 am

BlackBart wrote:Sod Interstellar. Roll a fat one and watch Dark Star.
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I LOVE Dark Star - I make it a point to watch that one at least once a year.

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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#51  Postby BlackBart » Apr 16, 2016 11:44 am

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BlackBart wrote:Sod Interstellar. Roll a fat one and watch Dark Star.
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I LOVE Dark Star - I make it a point to watch that one at least once a year.

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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#52  Postby Weaver » Apr 16, 2016 12:10 pm

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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#53  Postby Mike_L » Apr 16, 2016 12:49 pm

Before he made Avatar! Before he made Aliens! Even before he worked as a model-maker for Roger Corman's B-movies...!

In 1978 James Cameron made a short movie called Xenogenesis.
The YouTube synopsis is as follows:
A woman and an engineered man are sent in a gigantic sentient starship to search space for a place to start a new life cycle. Raj decides to take a look around the ship. He comes across a gigantic robotic cleaner. Combat ensues.

The video quality is unfortunately rather poor, but it's still worth a look. Cameron's cunning use of miniatures (models) and mattes is evident in this early work. The giant robot cleaner (sequence commences at 2:52) is a forerunner of the hunter-killer machines seen at the start of The Terminator (1984).

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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#54  Postby The_Piper » Apr 16, 2016 1:15 pm

Star Wars came out a year before that. :tehe: :tongue:
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#55  Postby Mike_L » Apr 16, 2016 2:29 pm

Ah yes, but an equivalent Star Wars sequence (stop-motion machines matted together with live action) wasn't seen until the AT-AT walkers took to surface of Hoth in Empire Strikes Back (1980).
Of course, Cameron owes a lot to Ray Harryhausen, who, in turn owes a lot to Willis O'Brien (King Kong, 1933), who, in turn, owes a lot to Georges Méliès. The French pioneer of visual FX did this in 1898...!

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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#56  Postby The_Piper » Apr 16, 2016 2:33 pm

Mike_L wrote:Ah yes, but an equivalent Star Wars sequence (stop-motion machines matted together with live action) wasn't seen until the AT-AT walkers took to surface of Hoth in Empire Strikes Back (1980).
Of course, Cameron owes a lot to Ray Harryhausen, who, in turn owes a lot to Willis O'Brien (King Kong, 1933), who, in turn, owes a lot to Georges Méliès. The French pioneer of visual FX did this in 1898...!


Not sure what that means, I'm just saying that Star Wars looked many times better than that short film.
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#57  Postby Mike_L » Apr 16, 2016 2:56 pm

It means that Lucas is to Cameron as an ewok is to a wookiee! :grin:
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#58  Postby The_Piper » Apr 16, 2016 3:11 pm

Mike_L wrote:It means that Lucas is to Cameron as an ewok is to a wookiee! :grin:

:lol: I don't care about that fight, I'm not advocating for Lucas. I think SW was a team project? I just made the comment that SW came out a year earlier (implying that it looked better, which it did). Plus it was more enjoyable. Much more than Avatar, and Alien as well. :snooty: :smile:
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#59  Postby Teague » Apr 28, 2016 1:32 pm

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Teague wrote:With Sandra Bullock and George Clooney?

From the very beginning of the film pretty much I started to dislike it and then it just went downhill from there for me though loads of people loved it and it got great reviews.

For me, it went to far and I couldn't take it seriously. Clooney cowboy'ing around on his jet-pack, spinning on an object only makes you spin whilst you on that object - let go and you stop! A fire extinguisher as a thruster to get from one point of space to another from someone who had 6 months training (iirc) and let's not mention the Chinese space station scene....

Meh.

It is certainly not the worst movie Bullock(speed 2) or Clooney(batman & robin) have made.


LOL that not an endorsement they'd like to hear about. That's like asking your friend if their friend is hot and they reply "well s/he's not hideous!"
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Re: What did you think of Gravity?

#60  Postby Teague » Apr 28, 2016 1:38 pm

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Teague wrote:With Sandra Bullock and George Clooney?

From the very beginning of the film pretty much I started to dislike it and then it just went downhill from there for me though loads of people loved it and it got great reviews.

For me, it went to far and I couldn't take it seriously. Clooney cowboy'ing around on his jet-pack, spinning on an object only makes you spin whilst you on that object - let go and you stop! A fire extinguisher as a thruster to get from one point of space to another from someone who had 6 months training (iirc) and let's not mention the Chinese space station scene....

Can you be more detailed here?

Once you acquire momentum, rotational or linear, you maintain it, even if you let go of whatever gave you the momentum in the first place.


It's been a while but iirc, after the explosion or whatever she's stuck on this piece of wreckage and spinning around and Clooney is talking to her telling her what to do and as she spins away and moving away I think. He tells her to let go or something and she does and stops as the wreckage keeps going.

There's another part (spoiler alert) where after Clooney fails to catch hold of the Chinese space station she tries to get into it as quick as she can to try and catch him before he's out of range. Entering the airlock, one can only guess at why she had to float for a few fucking hours in a fetal position right by the airlock (that might be a reality that it takes that long but it didn't really go with the urgency of the situation and again, it's been a while so I may to be recalling it right)
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