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Christopher Nolan's 2014 grand scale science-fiction story about time and space, and the things that transcend them.
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What do you guys expect in terms of style ? The same Nolan from before ? We know Hoyte will surely bring something different to this project , but i believe we will probably see a more slow , methodical construction of scene. Longer cuts (the pickup in the teaser looks like a long take from that house to wherever it is , then the switch to the inside , although the trailer inter cuts those moments , i imagine they are followed) . I havent read the script , but i imagine this might have a different sort of sensibility than the thrillers that Nolan always worked within.

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I've skimmed a lot of the script and here's what I think:
Firstly, the 'wormhole' in which the team of explorers travel through is not found on Earth. I expected it to be like a Stargate situation; found on Earth, then travel through it via Earth. No. Instead, the team leave Earth via a rocket ship and locate the wormhole somewhere in space, then go through it.

Another point, a huge amount of the script is spent on the planet they find, the ice planet (Iceland). I would say a full 3/4 of the film is spent there.

In regard to visuals and special effects, this is going to be by far Nolan's most effects laden film. A lot of the visuals sound like they will be incredibly tricky to imagine, I don't know how he is going to do it.

Overall, the pace of the film is slower but builds to some amazing events with another terrific ending segment. Compared to Inception, it doesn't quite have the pace or the urgency that that movie had.

In terms of complexity, I can see it being as complex as Inception with a lot of cinema-goers scratching their heads. Especially, as it gets through its third act, the plot becomes very Nolan; twists and turns, multiple timelines, reverse chronology and so on.

In conclusion, I think it will be an incredible story with incredible visuals.

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davids wrote:I've skimmed a lot of the script and here's what I think:
Firstly, the 'wormhole' in which the team of explorers travel through is not found on Earth. I expected it to be like a Stargate situation; found on Earth, then travel through it via Earth. No. Instead, the team leave Earth via a rocket ship and locate the wormhole somewhere in space, then go through it.

Another point, a huge amount of the script is spent on the planet they find, the ice planet (Iceland). I would say a full 3/4 of the film is spent there.

In regard to visuals and special effects, this is going to be by far Nolan's most effects laden film. A lot of the visuals sound like they will be incredibly tricky to imagine, I don't know how he is going to do it.

Overall, the pace of the film is slower but builds to some amazing events with another terrific ending segment. Compared to Inception, it doesn't quite have the pace or the urgency that that movie had.

In terms of complexity, I can see it being as complex as Inception with a lot of cinema-goers scratching their heads. Especially, as it gets through its third act, the plot becomes very Nolan; twists and turns, multiple timelines, reverse chronology and so on.

In conclusion, I think it will be an incredible story with incredible visuals.
Sounds like a good post for the Interstellar Script Discussion Thread

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Lionheart wrote:What do you guys expect in terms of style ? The same Nolan from before ? We know Hoyte will surely bring something different to this project , but i believe we will probably see a more slow , methodical construction of scene. Longer cuts (the pickup in the teaser looks like a long take from that house to wherever it is , then the switch to the inside , although the trailer inter cuts those moments , i imagine they are followed) . I havent read the script , but i imagine this might have a different sort of sensibility than the thrillers that Nolan always worked within.
I have not read the script either, but I'm not expecting anything drastically different. The best thing that Nolan has always done is focus on the characters and how the events of the movie interact with that character. The way that he relates those experiences to the audience is by making the characters and the world relate to what the audience knows. I think we will see that same strategy, at least during the earth scenes.

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It's very Nolan-y in my head. It won't differ much because he's now got quite a style (TDK-Inception-TDKR) and he's comfortable with it.

It's bold, well-shot, will-have a good sense of depth and width. It will feel very modern and at the most grandiose moments, a lot larger than life.

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Star of Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' notes film's 'major scope'
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mo ... z2nwYr4SFa
The Internet was intrigued/tickled/bemused/generally in a state of Nolan-esque arousal this week after the debut of the first “Interstellar” teaser. In it, we experienced the sound of Matthew McConaughey’s voice pondering the human condition, saw archival footage of space exploration and spotted a desolate farm house, all fueling various rumors, including one that the movie was about a crop shortage as much as space wormholes.

While the plot line remains a closely guarded secret, several weeks before, the film’s star offered a little teaser of his own about director Christopher Nolan’s approach to making it.

“He sure as [heck] knows what he wants,” McConaughey told The Times. “There’s scope, major scope, which means a lot of things have to be coordinated. But at the same time, when you’re shooting it moves incredibly quickly.”

The "Dallas Buyers Club" star also said that the new film's subject, and the writing involvement of brother Jonathan Nolan — the film combines an original idea by Christopher Nolan with an existing script by his brother Nolan — gave it a special place in the filmmaker's heart. “It’s a very personal story to him,” McConaughey said.

After production turns in Iceland, Calgary and a Los Angeles-area sound stage, Nolan has just finished shooting the film and is entering the edit room to cut the movie ahead of its Nov. 7, 2014, release. The director is of course famous for both practicing secrecy and asking the same of everyone around him, which leads to more intense anticipation and, occasionally, more intensely ridiculous rumors.

“I’d really rather not talk about it." Pause. "I know!” laughed the film’s cinematographer, Hoyte van Hoytema, when asked about the teaser in an interview on another subject this week. Though he did allow that he enjoyed that the teaser withheld some key images so that the film’s visuals weren’t spoiled in advance of release, as they can be in many spectacle-driven movies.


The rest of us can practice a similar wait-til-next-year patience—or puzzle over it in endless speculative blog posts. Maybe a little bit of both.

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Ace wrote:Star of Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' notes film's 'major scope'
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mo ... z2nwYr4SFa
“It’s a very personal story to him,” McConaughey said.
Most of that article features nothing new. But this quote from McConaughey gives a little bit (very little bit) of an insight into the ideas that Chris may have merged with Jonah's draft.

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Ace wrote:Star of Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' notes film's 'major scope'
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mo ... z2nwYr4SFa
The Internet was intrigued/tickled/bemused/generally in a state of Nolan-esque arousal this week after the debut of the first “Interstellar” teaser. In it, we experienced the sound of Matthew McConaughey’s voice pondering the human condition, saw archival footage of space exploration and spotted a desolate farm house, all fueling various rumors, including one that the movie was about a crop shortage as much as space wormholes.

While the plot line remains a closely guarded secret, several weeks before, the film’s star offered a little teaser of his own about director Christopher Nolan’s approach to making it.

“He sure as [heck] knows what he wants,” McConaughey told The Times. “There’s scope, major scope, which means a lot of things have to be coordinated. But at the same time, when you’re shooting it moves incredibly quickly.”

The "Dallas Buyers Club" star also said that the new film's subject, and the writing involvement of brother Jonathan Nolan — the film combines an original idea by Christopher Nolan with an existing script by his brother Nolan — gave it a special place in the filmmaker's heart. “It’s a very personal story to him,” McConaughey said.

After production turns in Iceland, Calgary and a Los Angeles-area sound stage, Nolan has just finished shooting the film and is entering the edit room to cut the movie ahead of its Nov. 7, 2014, release. The director is of course famous for both practicing secrecy and asking the same of everyone around him, which leads to more intense anticipation and, occasionally, more intensely ridiculous rumors.

“I’d really rather not talk about it." Pause. "I know!” laughed the film’s cinematographer, Hoyte van Hoytema, when asked about the teaser in an interview on another subject this week. Though he did allow that he enjoyed that the teaser withheld some key images so that the film’s visuals weren’t spoiled in advance of release, as they can be in many spectacle-driven movies.


The rest of us can practice a similar wait-til-next-year patience—or puzzle over it in endless speculative blog posts. Maybe a little bit of both.
Nice.

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