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Watch: Why ‘Gravity’ is Alfonso Cuaron’s Four Year Masterpiece

Watch: Why 'Gravity' is Alfonso Cuaron's Four Year Masterpiece

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Like Sandra Bullock’s character in “Gravity,” writer-director Alfonso Cuaron is resilient, never one to back down to a challenge that others may deem impossible.

Following his beloved apocalyptic thriller “Children of Men,” Cuaron decided that for his next project, he wanted to go to space. The problem was, to get him there, new technology would have to be invented. Instead of throwing in the towel, Cuaron and his team worked tirelessly for four-and-a-half years to make Cuaron’s dreams a reality.

The result has been hailed by critics as the best space-set film since Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and is now up for a whopping 10 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Just this weekend he won the Directors Guild of America’s prestigious Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film prize.


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