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(Short List)   Epic new 'Gravity' trailer sees demand in Virgin Galactic flights plummet, because space is still terrifying   (shortlist.com) divider line 13
    More: Cool, Virgin Galactic, gravity, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock  
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2013-07-24 02:52:58 PM  
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Ishkur: bbfreak: So basically it'd be a very similar death to those people who die of carbon dioxide poisoning because they have a car running in an enclosed space, or generator etc.

That's carbon monoxide.

Carbon dioxide is not technically toxic, but humans cannot breathe it. You eventually asphyxiate, pass out and die.


And it's a bad way to go.  CO poisoning puts you to sleep; it's nice and gentle.  CO2 concentration is what triggers the sensation of breathlessness, so the feeling of suffocation would be maximized.
2013-07-24 10:32:21 AM  
2 votes:
is it just me or does the physics look waaaaay out of wack?

\/ something about the rotation speed
/\ sandra bollock and george clooney?  weird
2013-07-24 03:08:21 PM  
1 votes:

Wellon Dowd: Sandra Bullock? WTF? It isn't 2005 anymore.


Are you talking about the same Sandra Bullock whose most recent movie opened at #2 and has earned $130M in four weeks? The sam Sandra Bullock who 4 years ago had a $255M hit that won her an Oscar? Yeah, she's definitely washed up.

Meanwhile, no complaints about George Clooney, who's movies over the same period of time haven't collectively earned more than "The Heat" has earned in the last month.

But yeah, Bullock is sooooo 2005.
2013-07-24 01:44:01 PM  
1 votes:

Wellon Dowd: INeedAName: How long can you handle floating in space before you just say 'to hell with it' and open your mask?

How much air do they carry with them?


Well, the longest EVA was 8 hours and 56 minutes so they're quite good for a bit. Also, the idea of them having air that they run out of isn't quite right. Basically what a spacesuit does, like any spacecraft is scrub the air of carbon dioxide. Which as you know is dangerous stuff, and yet with every breath we expel carbon dioxide that builds up over time. So basically it'd be a very similar death to those people who die of carbon dioxide poisoning because they have a car running in an enclosed space, or generator etc.
2013-07-24 01:32:43 PM  
1 votes:

OldManDownDRoad: thecpt: OldManDownDRoad: IdBeCrazyIf:
Children of Men had easily one of the best long track scenes in cinema history.

I haven't watched that in a while - which scene? May have to queue it up this evening for a second viewing, and I can always get the GF to watch Clive Owen.

Clive trying to find the girl and baby after beating the cop.

That's the best one, but the car ride with julianne Moore is also great.

Thanks, I'll watch for that.

One of my favorite shots in all of film: Bound for Glory

Saw this in the theater and said "Day-um"


Bound for Glory is an actual, pre-CGI steadycam shot, and a good one. The scene towards the end looking of CoM for the girl is a series of longer shots that have been CGI'd together to create the  appearance of a long tracking shot. The director has admitted as much. the scene in the car of CoM is a legit tracking shot and is great.

The most impressive *actual* tracking shot for me is Goodfellas. Different lighting, going up and down stairs,  NO TRACK, it's just a ridiculous shot that serves an actual purpose: you feel swept along/off your feet just as Karen must have felt.

Dammit, I love Scorcese.
2013-07-24 01:12:14 PM  
1 votes:
This doesn't look that good, seems like the trailer is the whole movie.
2013-07-24 11:57:34 AM  
1 votes:

INeedAName: How long can you handle floating in space before you just say 'to hell with it' and open your mask?


Man that would be one painful way to go out, like seriously I don't think one could even imagine how painful that would be.
2013-07-24 11:53:23 AM  
1 votes:

Mjeck: jayhawk88: mass

How much does the space shuttle weigh in orbit?


African or European Space Shuttle?
2013-07-24 11:47:18 AM  
1 votes:

BafflerMeal: Mjeck: jayhawk88: mass

How much does the space shuttle weigh in orbit?


Nothing.  But it still has mass. And conservation of momentum (the relevant bit of Newtonian mechanics for a collision) would dictate that a smaller mass object hitting a larger mass object doesn't perturb the larger masses motion as much as seems to be indicated in the trailer.
2013-07-24 11:40:43 AM  
1 votes:

Mjeck: jayhawk88: mass

How much does the space shuttle weigh in orbit?


The shuttle is weightless in orbit because orbit is freefall around the planet.  However, it still has mass.  Mass is how much matter is in an object, while weight is how much force that object exerts due to the pull of gravity.  This is how you can use rockets and gas jets to move around while in freefall orbit.
2013-07-24 11:39:54 AM  
1 votes:

jayhawk88: escherblacksmith: is it just me or does the physics look waaaaay out of wack?

\/ something about the rotation speed
/\ sandra bollock and george clooney?  weird

It kind of seems like maybe someone is not realizing that "weightlessness" is not the same thing as "Everything in space has basically no mass". Both the shuttle and the Hubble or whatever that's supposed to be get to spinning pretty radically with not much of a hit.


yeah, that's it, the impact inertia is all hosed.  I'll have to work out the math.

\\ not really
\ long time since I had to do such things
2013-07-24 10:46:05 AM  
1 votes:

escherblacksmith: is it just me or does the physics look waaaaay out of wack?

\/ something about the rotation speed
/\ sandra bollock and george clooney?  weird


It kind of seems like maybe someone is not realizing that "weightlessness" is not the same thing as "Everything in space has basically no mass". Both the shuttle and the Hubble or whatever that's supposed to be get to spinning pretty radically with not much of a hit.
2013-07-24 10:22:20 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, this isn't the movie where they ignore the Roche Limit?
Hmmm...looks okay.
 
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