Gravity opens with a 13-minute, uninterrupted shot that introduces the audience to three astronauts outside a space shuttle. Starting wide, the camera pushes toward Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) as she attempts to make routine repairs, when suddenly debris from an exploded Russian satellite hurls toward them, destroying their space shuttle. Stone, still tethered to the doomed spacecraft, unhooks herself and is sent flying away into the vastness of space with limited oxygen and limited options. This all happens without any cuts.
Editor's Note: This post was written by Justin Dise