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There is a scene where Bullock's foot was tangled in the parachute's strings and she was holding onto the tether which Clooney is also holding onto. Clooney was still floating away, almost like he was getting blown away by wind.

How does that work? I don't understand why Clooney was still floating away after Bullock aught the tether. Eventually Clooney had to detach himself so she would be saved.

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Sigh. Another Gravity Realism Question.

I'm kidding of course. I was caught out by this attitude when I posted my own question about the Physics of the movie.

As much as you'll want a decent answer to this, it's likely that the only one you'll get is the same as mine; the film is hugely flawed, scientifically speaking.

I'll refer you to the link Christian Rau was kind enough to provide me with, from a real life astronaut fact checking the movie. He addresses this question in his interview.

Actually, I really couldn't understand the tension there. Sandra has her leg caught in some parachute rigging, and she's holding on to George by his hand. I think all he would have needed to have done would be to crawl up on her, and basically rope-climb up toward the space station. Or just lightly pull and he could have flown himself up to the space station. There would be no continuing motive force to continue to pull him away. So that physically didn't work for me.

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Why the Downvote? I think I've answered this pretty succinctly. –  John Smith Optional Dec 11 '13 at 15:33
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I am not the down-voter, but the reason appear to me is that , your answer looks like a link only and doesn't answering it. Best suited to be a comment rather then answer. No offense intended. –  Ankit Sharma Dec 11 '13 at 15:39
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'the film is hugely flawed, scientifically speaking.'.. that's the answer given, paraphrased from the link. I'll put a full quote in to remedy it, but I did include an answer and a reference link. Not sure how much more I can do. –  John Smith Optional Dec 11 '13 at 15:42

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