Following the news yesterday that the Visual Effects Society has named Gravity director, co-writer and producer Alfonso Cuarón its 2014 Visionary Award Recipient, Warner Bros. Pictures has released this new behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the film, which has earned $652 million worldwide.
It is a great featurette for those who have seen the movie. If you haven’t, you’ll want to wait to check it out until you do as the final clips in the featurette spoil the ending of the movie.
In the film, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
WARNING: THE END OF THIS FEATURETTE SPOILS THE MOVIE!