Pacific Rim) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel, Biutiful), Cuaron has been around for quite a while but doesn’t quite have the name recognition as the other two filmmakers. The box office holds this to be true, and despite critical acclaim A Little Princess, Y Tu Mama Tambien and Children of Men all failed to garner anything in terms of significant audiences. Only his contribution to the Harry Potter franchise, The Prisoner of Azkaban, was a legitimate hit, though it's safe to assume that was more due to the enormously popular subject matter than the artist at the helm, and in fact it stands as the lowest-grossing title in the series. Sadly, Cuaron's name is one better appreciated by the insiders and producers in Hollywood and niche film enthusiasts than by mainstream audiences. But if there were ever a movie that I would think would buck the trend and drive people to the theaters to see an Alfonso Cuaron motion picture, it would be (and should be) Gravity.
|Dancing in space: not as fun as it might appear.|
|Sandra Bullock; in space, no one can hear you whine.|
|Don't you miss the days of "working on the railroad"?|
|George is a hit with the ladies even in deep space|