Gravity was one of my favorite films of the year, and I think it has a very good chance of wining Best Picture at the Oscars this year. If you haven't seen the movie yet… why not?! In a recent interview on Reddit, director Alfonso Cuaron revealed an alternate ending that they had for the movie, and it's a bit darker. There's a chance he could be joking about this, but here it is...
"We had an alternative ending in which after landing on Earth, Ryan will get back on her feet and as she’s walking away Matt Kovalski falls from the sky and crashes her to death. And then cut to black. Create scroll in silence."
There's no indication that he was joking, but you never know. It's something that could have been easily added into the film. If it was real I imagine Warner Bros. didn't care much for the idea. The director then went on to talk about the future of film, saying,
"There used to be only one paradigm: the experience of going to the theaters. Later on, that paradigm was dual: people would watch movies in the cinema and also on TV. Later on came home video and now we have all these different formats. There used to be only be visuals, then there came sound, and then color. Now we’re making the transition into the digital formats where everybody can have affordable systems in their homes. What I believe is that, because of the new ways of production and distribution, multiple paradigms are going to be created. They are going to co-exist. Each one of these paradigms is going to constantly evolve and go in many different directions. I think all of this is very exciting because it’s going to challenge our current conceptions of cinema in which the format of experience of film and/or the length are going to very diverse."
Cuaron is such an amazingly talented filmmaker, and I'm so excited to see what film he makes next.