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Interstellar

Interstellar

Interstellar

On a visual level, Interstellar is an exceptionally well-crafted Hollywood entertainment. Director Christopher Nolan, art director Dean Wolcott, and their effects artists render the imaginary settings in stunning detail. The film is rife with brilliant imagery: a horizon of frozen clouds, an ocean wave as tall as a skyscraper, the flashing interior of a wormhole through which the principal characters fly their spacecraft. The most striking thing about these images is that we’re rarely encouraged to ooh and aah over them; unlike most ambitious space operas since 2001: A Space Odyssey(1968), Interstellar inspires not wonder but a cool contemplation. Nolan and his brother Jonathan, who cowrote the script, advance a hard-science perspective, incorporating such concepts as the theory of relativity and placing dramatic emphasis on research and problem solving. Continue reading >>

Credits

Director:

  • Christopher Nolan

Cast:

  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Michael Caine
  • Bill Irwin
  • Ellen Burstyn
  • Mackenzie Foy
  • Timothee Chalamet
  • Wes Bentley
  • David Gyasi
  • John Lithgow
  • Casey Affleck

Producers:

  • Emma Thomas
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Lynda Obst
  • Jordan Goldberg
  • Jake Myers
  • Kip Thorne
  • Thomas Tull

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    The Wormhole Goes Ever On — By Chris McCoy
  • Dare to Dream

    Interstellar gives us hope for the future of big movies — and humanity — By Maryann Johanson

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