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Fearless Reporter Asks ‘Gravity’ Director If It Was Hard Filming in Space

Journalism is a quest for truth and, up to this point, few film journalists have had the courage to ask Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón the most important question about his stratospheric blockbuster: just what was it like filming in outer space? “What were the technical and human difficulties of filming in space,” asked Mexico’s TV Azteca during a recent conference. “Was it very difficult, very complicated to film in space? Did the camera operators get sick?” A fearless question for fearful times. Cuarón answered with equal courage: “I got really sick during training,” drawing laughter from the crowd.

The source of the question was revealed to be Carlos “El Capi” Pérez, who works for a site called Deberían Estar Trabajando (“You Should Be Working”), a comedic show, and his inquiry has emboldened other similarly brave YouTube commenters to begin asking some filmmaking questions of their own. Such as, “Sir Peter Jackson was very difficult to convince the orcs to participate in the filming? Was it nice to live with them?” and “Mr. David Fincher, what were the technical difficulties of getting Brad Pitt to age and rejuvenate in the filming of the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’?” …

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