Where did Clooney and Bullock get gravity "wrong" in their recent film?

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The recent film "Gravity" starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock made a decent attempt at simulating motion in microgravity; this is quite difficult without actually hiring the NASA "vomit comet".

Without giving away any spoilers - an exercise for physics students: See how many scenes you can spot where they compromised the physics for the story-line.
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Re: The Physics of "Gravity"
« Reply #1 on: 09/10/2013 02:20:02 »
The recent film "Gravity" starring George Cluny and Sandra Bullock made a decent attempt at simulating motion in microgravity; this is quite difficult without actually hiring the NASA "vomit comet".

Without giving away any spoilers - an exercise for physics students: See how many scenes you can spot where they compromised the physics for the story-line.
How was the movie by the way?

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It was a good suspense/drama, with plenty of eye-candy for science geeks.
Greatest concentration of top-name stars on-screen, outdoing Cast Away.

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It was a good suspense/drama, with plenty of eye-candy for science geeks.
Greatest concentration of top-name stars on-screen, outdoing Cast Away.
Great! Perhaps I'll go see it today. Seems to be a rather short movie. Only 1 hr 31 min. long.  Did you see it in 3D? If so how was it?

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I saw the 3D version.
It has plenty of gratuitous floating water droplets and pens, which sometimes show a mind of their own. (Put it down to air currents inside the space capsule...)

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« Last Edit: 26/10/2013 12:40:41 by evan_au »