dr. ryan stone

anonymous asked:

Name 10 box office success that feature women in lead roles as scientists or any STEM profession before Ghostbusters

Amelia Brand from Interstellar
Dr. Arroway from Contact
Dr. Sarah Harding and Dr. Ellie Sattler from Jurassic Park
Dr. Ryan Stone from Gravity 
Marta Shearing from The Bourne Legacy
Dana Scully from the X files
Jane Foster from Thor 
Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6
Carol Marcus from Star Trek
Gwen Stacy from The Amazing Spiderman

it’s just amazing how some people act like there’s never been a major blockbuster film with leading female characters that are scientists and/or in STEM before ghostbusters came along 

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Gravity (2013)

Director - Alfonso Cuarón, Cinematography - Emmanuel Lubezki

“All right, the way I see it, there are only two possible outcomes: Either I make it down there in one piece and I have one hell of a story to tell, or I burn up in the next ten minutes. Ahh! Either way, whichever way… no harm, no foul! Because either way, it’ll be one hell of a ride! I’m ready.” Dr Ryan Stone

anonymous asked:

they portrayed ryan as scared, nervous and panicky while matt was cool, calm and collected. she even needed a hallucination of ryan to pep talk her into surviving. just because the protagonist is female doesn't mean she's empowering.

Yes, she was scared because she was inexperienced. Yes, she was scared because she was out by herself in outer space. But she is a HERO because she managed to save herself. Maybe she needed a hallucination. But it was a figment of HER imagination. SHE was the one who piloted the spacecraft home. SHE overcame her fear, her doubt, her weaknesses. In my book, THAT is a hero.

I keep seeing that graphic here on tumblr that says “Screw writing strong women, write interesting women, write scared women, etc, etc, etc.” Well, Dr. Ryan Stone IS THAT WOMAN THAT THEY WERE REFERRING TO. She wasn’t perfect. She wasn’t Black Widow from THE AVENGERS. She wasn’t able to solve everything flawlessly without breaking a sweat. She was a HUMAN BEING. A scared, flawed, terrified human being who conquered her fears and made it home.

If you think that that isn’t the definition of a hero, then I don’t know what to say to you.

“Houston, this is Dr. Ryan Stone, do you copy?”

Static.

“Houston…this is Dr. Ryan Stone, I am inside the Shenzhou…do…do you copy?”

is anybody there?

“I…Houston…I am getting out of oxygen. Shenzhou was hit by the debris…I…Houston, do you copy?”

Sara…

“I…I’m getting tired Houston…we…we need to get that drink when I…when I..back…”

Sara…your shoes.

“Houston…Ryan…this is…Dr…Dr Stone. Copy?”

Where are your red shoe?

“Hou…Ryan…this is Ryan…I…air…”

We need to get home and try to find it.

“Houston…I…cop…do…Stone…….”

Static.

“……………………………….”

Let’s go Sara.

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DRIFTING. Holy effing shit! What if you’re Sandra Bullock here? How will you take it? This movie is damn one of a kind and really terrifying! All alone in an infinite galaxy, colossal Earth in front of you, hearing your own breath, way more panicking than ever..

Did You Know? Angelina Jolie was director Alfonso Cuaron’s first choice to play Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity. Angelina ultimately decided not to do it. Warner Brothers then tried to recruit Natalie Portman following her Oscar for ‘Black Swan’ but the actress was looking for a much needed break (and was pregnant). Finally, Warner Brothers executives and Cuaron set their sights on Sandra Bullock, who was looking for a project that would challenge her and was just coming off an acting hiatus. They wasted no time landing the actress that won an Oscar for 2009’s 'The Blind Side’