This publicity photo released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Sandra Bullock, left, as Dr. Ryan Stone in “Gravity.” (AP Photo/Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)
TORONTO (AP) — It’s the 13-minute shot heard round the world.
Festival audiences in Venice and Telluride have been floored by the lengthy opening shot to Alfonso Cuaron’s 3-D space odyssey, “Gravity,” which plunges moviegoers into space and leaves them reeling in weightlessness. When the film premieres Sunday at the Toronto International Festival, the lore of Cuaron’s balletic beginning is sure to only grow.
“It’s the idea of trying to create a moment of truthfulness in which the camera happens to be there just to witness, and respecting that moment in real time,” Cuaron said in a recent interview.
The Mexican director and his longtime cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki, beginning with “Y Tu Mama Tambien” and up to their last film, the gritty science-fiction thriller “Children of Men,” have been renown for their propensity for long, unbroken, beautifully choreographed sequences. A four-minute uncut scene in “Children of Men” captured a playful Login to read more