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'Gravity' Spacesuits, Cinematography and Director Get NY Times Close-Up

A Scene From Science-Fiction Thriller 'Gravity'
A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures' science-fiction thriller "Gravity," a Warner Bros. Pictures 2013 release. (Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Oscar-nominated space thriller "Gravity" is taking center stage in three stories on the New York Times website. The film's costumes, cinematography and writing all get turns in the spotlight thanks to new features published in the last seven days on "The Carpetbagger" — a New York Times awards season blog.

Released on Jan. 29, a New York Times video spotlights the father-son writing duo of Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón. They talk about their inspiration for the movie, and how the familial collaboration worked. Alfonso and Jonás even share a cute father-son moment when Alfonso explains how his son, Jonás, told him that discussing some of the finer philosophical points in the film was boring. Watch the video — "Dynamic Duo: Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón"

In a story published on Jan. 31, Rachel Lee Harris with the Times does a deep dive into the particularly unique costuming challenges presented by "Gravity's" setting: outer space. The costume designer, Jany Temime, basically had to reinvent both NASA's spacesuit and a Russian suit to get them ready for the silver screen. Read the costume feature — "Clothes and Character: 'Gravity'"

Emmanuel Lubezki, the cinematographer for "Gravity," won the top award at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement this weekend on Feb. 1. Lubezki is also nominated for an Academy Award for his cinematography work on the film. In an article published today (Feb. 3), the New York Times reports that Lubezki is also the frontrunner for an Oscar in cinematography this year. In total "Gravity" is nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture. Read the cinematography news story — "'Gravity' Cinematographer Wins Peers' Award"

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Miriam Kramer
Staff Writer

Miriam Kramer joined as a Staff Writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also served as's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. Miriam is currently a space reporter with Axios, writing the Axios Space newsletter. You can follow Miriam on Twitter.