|Gravity (2013) "ISS IMPACT B" concept art by Julian Caldow|
Check out Gravity concept art by Julian Caldow!
Over the weekend Gravity pulled in some big award nominations at the Golden Globes. The movie was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress in Drama (Sandra Bullock) and Best Original Score. Alfonso Cuarón won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and it's almost a fact that the film will be nominated for Oscars.
The film is stunning critics with comments that echo Matt Zoller Seitz, who said, "Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, about astronauts coping with disaster, is a huge and technically dazzling film and that the film's panoramas of astronauts tumbling against starfields and floating through space station interiors are at once informative and lovely."
One of the many artists who helped Cuarón achieve his vision is Julian Caldow. Caldow is a professional concept and storyboard artist who's worked on blockbuster movies like X-Men: First Class (2011), Prometheus (2012) and Batman (1989).
UPDATE: Julian told me the following images aren't from Gravity, but are still pretty cool.
See more of Julian Caldow's dazzling portfolio at http://www.krop.com/juliancaldow/
Click on the links if you want to see more of Julian Caldow's work or Gravity on my blog.
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Gravity what did you think?
Official Gravity Summary
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (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.
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki
Production Design by Andy Nicholson
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Release date: August 28, 2013 (Venice), October 4, 2013 (US), November 8, 2013 (UK)
Official Site: gravitymovie.warnerbros.com
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