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Interstellar (2014)

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A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

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Christopher Nolan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Burstyn ... Murph (Older)
Matthew McConaughey ... Cooper
Mackenzie Foy ... Murph (10 Yrs.)
John Lithgow ... Donald
Timothée Chalamet ... Tom (15 Yrs.)
David Oyelowo ... School Principal
Collette Wolfe ... Ms. Hanley
Francis X. McCarthy ... Boots (as Francis Xavier McCarthy)
Bill Irwin ... TARS (voice)
Anne Hathaway ... Brand
Andrew Borba ... Smith
Wes Bentley ... Doyle
William Devane ... Williams
Michael Caine ... Professor Brand
David Gyasi ... Romilly
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Storyline

Earth's future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind's survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life. Written by ahmetkozan

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Mankind's next step will be our greatest. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Hans Zimmer's score for this movie bears a striking resemblance to his previous iconic theme "Journey to the Line" from The Thin Red Line (1998). That theme was born out of trial and error. Terrence Malick had been dissatisfied with Zimmer's score, and had Zimmer continuously reworking melodies, to come up with various approaches to the music. Thus "Journey to the Line" was finally born. Many of his latter scores (especially this movie) would go on to bear an uncanny resemblance, or seem to work as variations building on that theme. See more »

Goofs

The title of the film is technically inaccurate. Interstellar travel is between stars within a galaxy. According to Professor Brand the 3 potential planets (designated Miller, Edmunds and Mann) are in another galaxy. This required both Cooper's Endurance mission and the previous Lazarus mission to travel from our galaxy to another - which would be defined as intergalactic travel. See more »

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[first lines]
Murph: Well, my dad was a farmer. Um, like everybody else back then. Of course, he didn't start that way.
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"This motion picture was shot and finished on film" See more »

Alternate Versions

The 70mm IMAX version is two minutes shorter than the regular 70mm, Digital IMAX, 35mm, and digital projection versions. This is because the end credits are played in an abbreviated slide-show form (rather than scrolling from bottom to top), due to the size capacity of the IMAX platters, which can hold a maximum of 167 minutes of film. See more »

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Referenced in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Church (2015) See more »

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Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night
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Written by Dylan Thomas
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An Emotional, Beautiful Journey into the Unknown
3 November 2014 | by slayerjmk95See all my reviews

(This is both a review of the film, and an assertion of Christopher Nolan's filmmaking style)

There have been many reviewers and critics alike that have high praise for the film (the visual effects, the acting, the music), but say how it's not Christopher Nolan's best directed film. This is where i personally would have to disagree. Before i get into it, though, i'll talk about Interstellar a bit.

Interstellar is truly a sci-fi epic like no other. To compare said film to '2001: A Space Odyssey' isn't just a disservice, but unnecessary. The films are almost nothing alike, simply sharing small plot elements. Also, Stanley Kubrick's vision of Arthur C. Clarke's sci-fi epic wasn't to ponder the philosophical questions that accompanied the story, but to make art, and art is was, and is. With Interstellar, Mr. Nolan set out to make his most personal and emotional film to date about love and time (time being a recurring theme throughout all of Nolan's films). But it's so much more than that too. There are no words to express the epic journey Nolan takes us on in the film, but needless to say, it's tear-jerking and emotional throughout. The acting is top-notch, especially McConaughey, who gives (I would say) his most emotional performance yet. But the actor who stole the show in a few scenes (one in particular, when they're on an alien planet) was David Gyasi as Romilly, one of the astronauts aboard the Endurance, their spacecraft. The musical score from Hans Zimmer is, without a doubt, his best and most influential work to date, helping drive the film's bold and breath-taking vision (the church organ helped significantly). The visual effects are easily the best to date as well, and of the year. To see a black hole created through visual effects in such a way, with pages theoretical equations provided by Kip Thorne (theoretical physicist, of whom's work inspired the film's genesis); what you see in the film is the most realistic depiction of a black hole, and even offered new insight to accretion discs surrounding the anomalies. But even everything else, from the alien planets to the Endurance, the visuals always look real. Then, there's the writing. I would definitely have to say this has some of the best dialogue i've ever heard in a sci-fi movie, and the script continually pours or oozes emotion, keeping the audience tethered to the film.

Now, about Mr. Nolan. Don't just look at Nolan, but look at his films. Some say Inception would be his masterpiece, while others would say it's The Dark Knight, or Memento. But honestly, every single film Christopher Nolan has directed is a masterpiece not of its genre, but of Nolan. Following is his quiet masterpiece, not the film that put Mr. Nolan on the map as a phenomenal director, but one people visited or revisited after becoming accustomed to Nolan, after seeing Memento, what could be called his breakout masterpiece. Then, right after, he directed the remake of the Norwegian thriller, Insomnia. This, too, could be considered a masterpiece, even if a remake. Then, we were given his take on the Batman universe, starting with Batman Begins, the origin masterpiece. Then, there's The Prestige, adapted from the novel of the same name, which can be called his dark masterpiece. The Dark Knight, his bold masterpiece; Inception, his complex masterpiece, and The Dark Knight Rises, his flawed masterpiece. Now, we have Interstellar, his emotional or personal masterpiece.

This is just my looking at Nolan and his films, but whatever your thoughts are, you can't deny Interstellar is one hell of a journey. He certainly is one of the best filmmakers of our time, and of all time. I can't wait to see what he does next, but i'm not sure it will be as emotionally powerful as Interstellar.


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Language:

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Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Steven Spielberg Space Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Okotoks, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,510,360, 9 November 2014

Gross USA:

$188,020,017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$701,729,127
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Datasat | Dolby Digital | IMAX 6-Track | Dolby Surround 7.1 | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

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2.39 : 1
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