Random musings and observations after my fifth and final viewing
-Lot of lens flares in the first 30 minutes. Just reminded me of J.J. Abrams and Star Trek, especially the shot of the rocket being built next to the NASA board room.
-Good Guy Nolan: makes the rocket launch loud as hell, so no one can hear you crying from the previous scene
-Nolan likes to use up-close shots of actors' facial expressions during key emotional moments. The last shot of Murph crying as Cooper drives away reminded me a lot of Fischer's face when he opens the safe in Inception. Funny, those shots happen in converse(or is it inverse?) times in their respective films; in Interstellar, it's in the beginning, or as they're setting up the story. In Inception, it's in the climax of the film. Nolan himself did say that Interstellar and Inception are mirror images of one another.
-When they're voting on the next planet to go to after Miller's, Cooper doesn't even wait for Romilly to vote, he just tells TARS to chart the course for Mann's lol
-Probably been discussed, but this is isn't the first time where a "Lie for the greater good" has been used in Nolan's stories (end of TDK & plot point of TDKR)
-Matt Damon be like, "I'mma leave you to die, but recite a motivational poem to you so you can keep fighting for your life. That won't come back to bite me in the ass"
-Ok, I know in the script, KIPP is supposed to be saying something like "PLEASE DON'T MAKE MY BLOW MYSELF UP" to Romilly, but is that what's being said in the final film? I'm not entirely sure. It sounds like someone saying "STOP THAT...". Not sure what the last part of the sentence is, but it definitely begins with "STOP". I think it's TARS, because he's off-screen on the right side, and that's where the audio comes from. I think it's TARS realizing KIPP is booby-trapped and telling Romilly to stop doing whatever he's doing?
-TARS has some weird accent when he says "Romilly did not survive. I could not save him"
-The tesseract scenes are hands-down Nolan's trippiest visuals. (Yes I did see this viewing under the influence of some cannabis, edible form to be exact
. I got a seat smack-dab in the middle of the IMAX and the entire movie was a religious experience)