Sandra Bullock's heavy breathing punctuates the soundtrack in the latest trailer for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, which has become the must-see movie of the fall following astounding reviews out of the Venice Film Festival.
The trailer released yesterday evening is the longest look at the film Warner Bros. has released so far. While it once again provides evidence of the film's stunning visuals—which apparently must be seen in 3D—we also get a little more of the backstory of Bullock's Ryan Stone. She explains she has a daughter. "Tell her that I'm not quitting," she says.
The latest trailer also only does more to convince us that the film will be a hold-on-to-your-armrests-style stressful experience. Stone's body spins out of control, she faces flying debris, and yes, she gasps loudly for air. Reviews have compared Stone to Ripley in Alien, and even the trailer nods to that seminal film. It begins with the words "At 372 miles above the Earth there is nothing to carry sound." Basically: "In space no one can hear you scream."
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