Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Aningaaq: The short film inspired by "Gravity"

Perhaps "inspired by" is the wrong term, but I like that better than "spin off" which is how The Hollywood Reporter described it. (see link to their full article below). Still, this 7 minute film is a fantastic companion to the Hollywood blockbuster on many people's list as a lock for a Best Picture nomination. Now the short has been entered in the running for the short subject competition. Would it be a lock, due to its connection to a BP nominee? Would it hurt "Gravity's" chances if the voters decided awarding the short would be "enough?"

I really liked "Gravity" a lot and thought it utilized 3D better than just about any other picture I've seen. But I'm not sure I'd ever pick it for Best Picture of the Year. However, this short capitalizes on all the heartache felt during the movie and brings it flooding back.

Possible spoiler alert: if you're one of the few out there that hasn't seen "Gravity," this movie may be revealing about one the scenes in it. Quite possibly, though, the short would just have much less impact. So, if you haven't seen "Gravity" and watch the short, please share thoughts in the comments. I'd love to know if it works as a stand alone film. 

On a side note. I haven't been posting much lately, but really wanted to share this! I have several pieces on the back burner, but haven't had time to write. I'm deep into getting caught up on movies from the the year so that I won't be too far behind when all the heavy hitters come out the next few weeks. Hopefully, more to come soon!

The Hollywood Reporter article

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