Hubble (film)

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Hubble 3D
Hubble Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Toni Myers
Produced by Toni Myers
Graeme Ferguson
Written by Toni Myers
Frank Summers
Graeme Ferguson
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio
Music by Micky Erbe
Maribeth Solomon
Cinematography James Neihouse
Editing by Toni Myers
Studio NASA
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
IMAX Filmed Entertainment
Release dates
  • March 19, 2010 (2010-03-19) (United States)
Running time 43 minutes
Country United States
Canada
Language English
Box office $29,112,382[1]

Hubble (also known as Hubble 3D, IMAX: Hubble or IMAX: Hubble 3D) is a Canadian-American 2010 documentary film about the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission.

This film is rated G by the MPAA.

Content[edit]

"Through the power of IMAX 3D, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film offeres an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s [HST's] legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The film reunites the Space Station 3D filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers. Hubble 3D blasted off exclusively to IMAX and IMAX 3D theatres on March 19, 2010."

The film's itinerary takes the viewer past Saturn's aurora, the Helix Nebula in the constellation of Aquarius, the "Pillars of Creation" in the Eagle Nebula, the Andromeda galaxy, and the beautiful Butterfly Nebula. The HST has provided data and imagery so detailed that scientists and film technicians have been able to put viewers "inside" the images during two extended CGI fly-throughs. In the most awesome sequence, gaseous clouds billow while million-mile-an-hour stellar winds blow through a cloud canyon in the Orion Nebula some 90 trillion miles across. These data-driven animations were created by the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Filming[edit]

Footage seen within the movie was compiled from multiple sources, including IMAX cameras taken into space on Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions on the Space Shuttle. This allowed the camera to shoot footage of the satellite close-up and during maintenance. IMAX cameras were taken to the Hubble Space Telescope on STS-61 (Servicing Mission 1 in December 1993) and most recently on STS-125 (Servicing Mission 4 in May 2009) which carried an IMAX 3D camera. The IMAX 3D camera contained a mile of film, though this allowed for only 8 minutes 30 seconds of footage to be recorded.

Critical reception[edit]

The film has received positive reviews. Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes reports that 89% of critics have given the film a positive review, based on 35 reviews, giving the film a 'Fresh' rating.[2]

Review aggregate website Metacritic reports a score of 79 out of 100 from 13 critical reviews, indicating 'Generally favorable reviews'.[3]

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