…she reveals less a body than a machine. This is workflow cinema

"When Sandra Bullock undresses in Gravity, she reveals less a body than a machine. This is workflow cinema

In Gravity’s 90-plus minutes of screen time, Sandra Bullock’s body sheds hardly any fluid. Ninety minutes without vomiting. Ninety minutes without pissing, shitting, or breaking more than the lightest, most perfunctory sweat. Exceptions: a small spot of blood, easily forgotten, and a few tears, far more memorable. Bullock cries demurely, but she has to: Her face is just the backdrop for the scene’s real action. For as she cries, the invisible hands of a few hundred animators slowly peel each CGI tear off her face and launch the quivering orbs towards the audience — who are tempted, against all reason, to reach out and touch them…"

Full article: The New Inquiry – Body Mass Index

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