Director Christopher Nolan
The screenplay was written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan.
Released : 7 November 2014
adventure, sci-fi, drama
The movie had a 165 million budget. It made 47.5 million opening weekend in the U.S. and by March 2015 188 million U.S. I am not one to put much weight into box office numbers especially money numbers. IMDb had a 8.7 rating. The movie won 1 Oscar and is #29 in the top 250. I am out of the loop on movies and hadn’t of even heard of this movie until my husband suggested it for this blog. I decided to Google “did people like Interstellar?” the over all conclusion from that was many people felt confused by the movie and didn’t like the artistic add-ons Nolan chose.
This film showed a variety of camera shots, two of them were the camera shaking along with the truck the character were riding in along a bumpy dirt road, it made the viewer feel as if they were in the truck with the characters. Second there was an up close to actors faces like you are apart of the conversation. Jump cuts are the main use in the film for scene transfer.
The character Tom played by Timothee Chalamet and Casey Affleck. He was the main Characters son. He represented normal people on earth trying to hang onto the life they knew.
The symbolism in this film is everywhere. There are a few blogs that interpret The Garden of Eden. There is also a symbolism regarding the fact that it the film touches on NASA being a big cover up for something larger and more secretive. There was also a blog talking about occult symbolism in regards to the Illuminati. No matter which way you want to look at it there was a lot of hidden messages hitting on large conspiracy theories, especially those popular in the U.S.
There is a scene where Cooper (the main character) has a flashlight in his hand that he sets on his shoulder between his face and neck. The foley artist added in a thump sound like one would expect to hear when setting a heavy flashlight against bone and flesh.
Film score is composed by Hans Zimmer. All of the songs were composed by Hans Zimmer. The producers were Christopher Nolan, Hans Zimmer and Alex Gibson. There were eight deluxe edition bonus tracks to the album.
Nolan was able to film the whole movie with as little of CGI as possible and it showed. The settings were done beautifully and realistic. This link is a great clip on how Nolan pulled off not using the green screen the entire movie. The whole movie had an incredible realistic effect, very intimate.
The particular setting that stood out to me was the black hole scene. It was all encompassing and beautiful. The light play and star effect was phenomenal. The black hole was exactly how I pictured it. I am not certain how much of this scene was real set or CGI but I love it all the same.
Hair and makeup was done to look like everyday country people or just everyday people. The costumes were every day clothing as well.
The lighting was very well used through out the movie my favorite was the light pillars mixed with dust in dusk lighting in a bedroom during a dust storm.
Computer generated graphics were used through out most of the film along with dramatic falls through space. There was time lapse in the script and scenes.
The film was beautiful and interesting. I was confused at the beginning when it kept showing interviews of older people talking about the scenes taking place. To me the whole premise of the movie wasn’t that far off from the truth. It was a little more sci-fi than my thought process normally would go. I completely understand why this movie won an Oscar. I loved the movie and would recommend it to a friend.
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