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Book Review: Interstellar – Beyond Time And Space

27 March 2015 5:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Titan Books have been producing quality ‘The Making Of…’ coffee-table books for a while and now they’ve utterly upped their game with Mark Cotta Vaz’s Interstellar: Beyond Time and Space. The book looks deep inside Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi exploration with boundless access to filmmakers, set designers, cast and crew to create an amazing insight in the process.

Interstellar as a movie is both complex and accessible, so it’s important for a title like this to give you as much as the film does. If any aspect of Nolan’s work and delving into his ideas and processes interests you, then you’re already in the right place to quench that creative thirst.

Spanning over 153 A4-size pages, there’s no holding back with information alongside deconstruction of the story, sets and real reasons why the cast and crew wanted to be involved and make it look as perfect as possible. »

- Dan Bullock

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Watch: If 'Interstellar' Comes True, Here's Earth's 'Time Capsule,' Curated By Christopher Nolan

26 March 2015 7:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: How 'Interstellar' Took Christopher and Jonathan Nolan to a New Dimension There's no denying it -- if we continue on the same route, what happens to the Earth in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" will happen in reality.  Inspired by the sci-fi epic, the filmmakers behind the short film "Emic: A Time Capsule From The People of Earth" want to leave a legacy behind. The Interstellar X Google Play short film asks the question: "When we leave Earth, how will we remember it?" Or, from a different perspective -- how might others in the universe know of our existence? From director and editor David Brodie and creative director Angus Wall, the short film was curated by acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, compiled from over 10,000 submissions from people all over the world, highlighting the human spirit and how that manifests itself around the globe. It is a reflection of how we view ourselves, »

- Casey Cipriani

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Watch: Trailer for Christopher Nolan-Curated 'Emic: A Time Capsule From The People of Earth'

26 March 2015 7:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: How 'Interstellar' Took Christopher and Jonathan Nolan to a New Dimension There's no denying it -- if we continue on the same route, what happens to the Earth in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" will happen in reality.  Inspired by the sci-fi epic, the filmmakers behind the short film "Emic: A Time Capsule From The People of Earth" want to leave a legacy behind. The Interstellar X Google Play short film asks the question: "When we leave Earth, how will we remember it?" Or, from a different perspective -- how might others in the universe know of our existence? From director and editor David Brodie and creative director Angus Wall, the short film was curated by acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, compiled from over 10,000 submissions from people all over the world, highlighting the human spirit and how that manifests itself around the globe. It is a reflection of how we view ourselves, »

- Casey Cipriani

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40 Things We Learned on the Set of ‘Terminator: Genisys’

25 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

On July 11th 2014, I traveled to New Orleans to visit the set of Terminator Genisys, the fifth installment of the Terminator film franchise. My visit to the set of McG‘s Terminator Salvation four years prior couldn’t have been more different than my experience on the latest installment. Salvation director McG had talked up Jonathan Nolan’s […]

The post 40 Things We Learned on the Set of ‘Terminator: Genisys’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Interstellar’s Original Ending Was Really, Really Depressing

21 March 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Contrary to popular belief, Christopher Nolan was not the first Nolan involved with Interstellar. Before the Dark Knight helmer came aboard, Steven Spielberg was mulling taking the reins and would have worked from a script by Jonathan Nolan. Of course, that didn’t happen, and viewers ended up with a visually jaw-dropping and narratively ambitious (if not entirely successful) space epic that explored universal themes of time, love and the human drive to survive. The Christopher Nolan touch made the pic soar in some ways and fall short in others, but now it has come out that if Jonathan Nolan had his way, Interstellar would have been a very, very different film altogether.

Promoting the movie’s upcoming Blu-Ray release, the younger Nolan recently let slip that his original ending for Interstellar would have divided public opinion even more than the final one.

Spoiler Alert!

Interstellar ends with a bit »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Interstellar's Original Ending Almost Made the Movie Really, Really Depressing

20 March 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Attention science nerds: This just-revealed original ending to Interstellar is going to make you very happy. For everyone else, well, it might make you really sad. In honor of the movie's upcoming DVD release, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan (who wrote the first version of the script before brother Christopher took over) talked to a packed house at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Labratory about the making of the film, and he revealed some never-before-heard details. According to Nerdist, Christopher Nolan made some big changes to the movie's ending before it began filming—and the original was, well, way more depressing. As Interstellar fans will recall, the flick concluded (spoiler alert!), in a »

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'Interstellar' Original Ending Was Dark and Simple

20 March 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last year's blockbuster Interstellar performed quite well at the box office, taking in over $672 million worldwide. But the sprawling and ambitious sci-fi epic had many fans scratching their heads when it came to the ending, which was so complex we even broke it down at length back in November. Screenwriter Jonathan Nolan and producer/science adviser Kip Thorne attended a media event at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Lab to promote the release on Blu-ray and DVD, arriving from Paramount on March 31, where Jonathan Nolan revealed that the original ending was "much more straight-forward." If you haven't seen Interstellar yet, there will be Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

At the end of Interstellar, Matthew McConaughey's Cooper launches himself into the black hole known as Gargantua, in hopes of sending the data compiled on the signularity of gravity back to Earth. He ends up in "the 5th dimension, »

- MovieWeb

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Nolan Talks "Interstellar" Original Ending

20 March 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

There's been much debate about the quality of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," with the film's third act in particular coming under fire for abandoning its more grounded science fiction tropes in favor of straight-up fantasy (and overly sentimental fantasy at that). But it turns out Jonathan Nolan's original script had not just a more straight forward and believable ending, but one with slightly darker and more bleak overtones.

Speaking about the original script ending during interviews for the film's release on DVD, VOD and Blu-ray, Nolan tells The Nerdist that originally the ending saw the wormhole collapse when Cooper tries to send the data back.

As a result the film would've had no tesseract and no return home, Anne Hathaway’s character would be left on her own, Matthew McConaughey's character would've been crushed like a bug in the black hole, and we wouldn't be sure if the »

- Garth Franklin

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Jonathan Nolan had a darker, bleaker ending for ‘Interstellar’

20 March 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

If you left Interstellar confused and without understanding of what happened near the end, you may of wanted director Christopher Nolan’s brother (who co-wrote the script) to handle the ending rather than The Dark Knight director (which ended up being the ending used).

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

At the end of the film, we see Matthew McConaughey’s character jettison himself into the singularity of the black hole Gargantua. He makes the deadly journey in the hopes of characterizing gravity acting at the smallest scales inside, and to send that data back to Earth. He survives the descent, but then finds himself inside a 5th-dimensional “tesseract,” which he uses to peruse the timeline of his life and contact his daughter’s younger self.

According to Jonathan Nolan while speaking with the Nerdist on Thursday, his originally planned ending was more steeped in science and would’ve been more straightforward.

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- Zach Dennis

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Jonathan Nolan reveals original Interstellar ending: 'It was simpler'

20 March 2015 4:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jonathan Nolan has revealed that sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar could have had a very different ending.

The 38-year-old, who co-wrote the script with his director brother Christopher Nolan, told an audience of scientists at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Lab that his original ending was "much more straightforward".

When asked what actually happened at the end of the film, Jonathan joked: "You've got the wrong brother."

According to Nerdist, the writer did go on to explain how he had intended the film to end, saying: "The Einstien-Rosen bridge (would) collapse when Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) tries to send the data back."

This would mean that there would have been no way for Cooper to return home or find Brand (Anne Hathaway), and he would have fallen into a black hole.

The film's real ending sees Cooper launch himself into the black hole Gargantua in the aim of sending data back to Earth.

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Interstellar’s Ending Was Almost Much More Depressing

20 March 2015 12:55 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Thanks to the physicists and engineers at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Lab, we now know a little more about Interstellar. At a Q&A earlier this week, Jonathan Nolan revealed that — surprise, surprise — the film had a very different ending before his brother hopped aboard the project. (Get ready for spoilers if you've yet to see this movie.)Recall the ending of Interstellar's theatrical cut: Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) dives into Gargantua and flies around a five-dimensional bounce house, communicating with Murph via Morse code and dust to give her the data that will solve Brand's equation. Well. According to a Nerdist writer who was in the audience, Nolan, who was plugging the movie's upcoming Blu-Ray release, said the ending of his original script was more straightforward. There was no five-dimensional tesseract. Instead, "the Einstein-Rosen bridge (a.k.a. wormhole) collapse[s] when Cooper tries to send the data back." Nolan reportedly »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Jonathan Nolan’s Original ‘Interstellar’ Ending Was More Straightfoward

19 March 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Back when Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar was in theaters, Peter wrote a very detailed breakdown of the differences between the original script by Jonathan Nolan, written for Steven Spielberg, and the version that Christopher Nolan shot with his own revisions. Now Jonathan Nolan has talked about some of differences between his script and the finished film […]

The post Jonathan Nolan’s Original ‘Interstellar’ Ending Was More Straightfoward appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward”

19 March 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As anyone who followed the run-up to the release of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" last year knows, the project didn't start with him. It was actually eyed by Steven Spielberg long before Nolan came on board, and had a script by Jonathan Nolan, with input from science brain Kip Thorne. Once the older Nolan came onboard to direct, he made significant changes his brother's script (among them, Murph was a boy in the first drafts of the screenplay), and what you saw on the big screen was Christopher's take on the material. According to Jonathan, his version had a conclusion that was less cerebral and more science based. **Spoilers ahead** Okay, so we know that in "Interstellar" Matthew McConaughy's Cooper flung himself into the black hole, Gargantua, and landed in the fifth dimensional Galactic Bookcase of timelines, which he uses to speak to his daughter with sand. Or something. At that point in the movie, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Emic' Short Film Trailer Inspired by 'Interstellar'

17 March 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Inspired by Paramount's Academy Award&#174-winning epic, Interstellar, Google Play today announced the release of Emic - a short film comprised of almost 8,000 video submissions from people all around the world, highlighting the human spirit and how that manifests itself around the globe. &#160&#160From director and editor David Brodie (The Witness, Survivors) and creative director Angus Wall (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), the short film will be available to audiences for free on Google Play timed to the digital home entertainment release of Interstellar on March 17, 2015 at g.co/Emic: clickHere We also have your first look at this 12 minute short with the trailer.

Titled Emic - after the anthropological term referencing the analysis of culture - the film asked this generation to archive their moment in time by submitting memorable and inspiring photos, music performances, poetry and artwork to give future generations a way to »

- MovieWeb

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The Prestige Ending Explained: Here's What Actually Happened

17 February 2015 1:31 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

What is it with Christopher Nolan and his endings? The celebrated director frequently drops a dénouement that forces the audience to continue the conversation long after the lights have come up and the crowd has shuffled into the parking lot. What did Alfred (Michael Caine) really see in that Italian café at the end of The Dark Knight Rises? What does the spinning top mean at the conclusion of Inception? Where was Matthew McConaughey going as Interstellar wrapped? And seriously, what the hell happened at the end of The Prestige? Nolan.s 2006 standoff between rival magicians, The Prestige, is the film I widely consider his masterpiece . and revisiting it again for the benefit of this column did nothing to sway that opinion. Nolan loves creating intricate screenplays with his brother, Jonathan Nolan, and we usually don.t have the complete story until the final piece of the story has »

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Listen to Rian Johnson Interview Christopher Nolan for 'Interstellar'

17 February 2015 7:29 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just after we learned that Interstellar would return to IMAX screens for one showing only this weekend on Saturday afternoon, you can dive back into the sci-fi epic in another way. Last month, Looper and future Star Wars director Rian Johnson hosted an interview with Christopher Nolan following a screening of Interstellar at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, California. And all the cinephiles out there will be glad to hear that this is a 32-minute discussion between the two filmmakers talking about the inception of the script, technical details of production, and much more. It's definitely worth listening to in its entirety. Here's the 32-minute discussion between Rian Johnson and Christopher Nolan (via The Playlist): Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. The screenplay is by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Interstellar' Returns to IMAX with New Bts Footage

16 February 2015 10:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures, IMAX Corporation and AMC Theatres are giving fans one last opportunity to see Christopher Nolan's Academy Award-nominated film Interstellar. The critically acclaimed film will play in the IMAX&#174 format in select AMC Theatres in the U.S. on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The one-day-only "An Encore of Interstellar: The IMAX Experience" showings will take place at 3:00 p.m. local times at participating AMC Theatres and will feature more than 12 minutes of never-before-seen exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

Moviegoers who purchase a ticket at a participating AMC Theatres box office to see "An Encore of Interstellar: The IMAX Experience" can receive an additional ticket free. This special offer is only available at participating AMC Theatres box offices; online purchases are not eligible. Tickets are on sale now. For a list of participating theaters, please visit AMC Theaters here: Interstellar is nominated for five Academy Awards&#174: Best Visual Effects, Best Original Score, »

- MovieWeb

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Final Draft Awards nominees include 'Interstellar' and the usual

29 January 2015 9:48 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Nominations have been revealed for the 10th annual Final Draft Awards. Pretty much anyone with the screenwriting software has a vote. You'd think, then, that the nominations might spread out a bit, but nope. Beyond a showing for Christopher and Jonathan Nolan's "Interstellar," everything is down the line as we've come to expect it in the screenwriting categories this year. Check out the nominees below. Winners will be revealed at the Screenwriters' Choice Awards on Feb. 12. And catch the rest of the fun at The Circuit. Best Adapted Screenplay "American Sniper" "Gone Girl" "Guardians of the Galaxy" "The Imitation Game" "The Theory of Everything" Best Original Screenplay "Birdman" "Boyhood" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Interstellar" "Nightcrawler" Best Television Drama "Downton Abbey" "Fargo" "Game of Thrones" "House of Cards" "True Detective" Best Television Comedy "The Big Bang Theory" "Louie" "Modern Family" "Orange is the New Black" "Veep" Hall of Fame Award »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Jonathan Nolan Says ‘Westworld’ HBO Series Will Exploit Our Technological Anxieties

27 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The upcoming HBO series Westworld is one we can’t wait to see. The show uses Michael Crichton‘s original film as a starting point — it provides the concept of an amusement park for adults that is staffed by automatons, and where things break down and cause some very big problems. (Not unlike that other Crichton […]

The post Jonathan Nolan Says ‘Westworld’ HBO Series Will Exploit Our Technological Anxieties appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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First Look at Ed Harris in HBO’s Westworld

26 January 2015 11:11 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Viewers saw the wild, wild West get a high-tech twist in 1973’s Westworld, the late Michael Crichton’s directorial debut that takes place in an adult amusement park populated by androids. Next year HBO is bringing us back to the park with their series reimagining of Crichton’s cautionary technology tale, and now the first photo of Ed Harris as the villainous Man in Black has been released.

EW unveiled the first image of Ed Harris as The Man in Black, a character described as “the distillation of pure villainy into one man.” Last month, a photo of Ingrid Bolsø Berdal’s character taking aim with a rifle was also released.

“A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin”, Westworld is a drama series comprised of one-hour episodes that will premiere on HBO in 2015. The show is executive produced, written, and directed by Jonathan Nolan »

- Derek Anderson

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