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"Gravity" Is "Best Space Film Ever" Says Cameron

By Garth Franklin Wednesday September 4th 2013 02:00PM

It isn't enough that many critics on the Fall film festival run have been singing its praises, now Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" has found another major supporter - filmmaker James Cameron.

The "Avatar" and "Aliens" director know a lot about making space movies, and famously doesn't mince words. His reaction to the movie? He tells Variety:

"I was stunned, absolutely floored. I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time … What is interesting is the human dimension. Alfonso and Sandra working together to create an absolutely seamless portrayal of a woman fighting for her life in zero gravity.

I think it’s really important for people in Hollywood to understand what was accomplished here … I’m sure Alfonso had a real uphill battle with the studio, with everyone involved, to get it the way it needed to look. But he knew in his mind how it needed to look, and he went after it."

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