Interstellar: Dimensions of cinema

interstellar posterIt is not everyday when you watch a science-fiction movie and you jump off the seat because you find that the movie doesn’t contain some bunch of crazy, fictional scientific theories and doesn’t take you to a world of some apocalypse. So, why in the first place, would you jump off the seat if all these things in the story-line are absent? Isn’t a science fiction movie meant to be the way it has been described? Since the age of beginning of sci-fi movies, the stories have revolved around aliens, viruses, artificial intelligence, some extraordinary medicines etc. But this movie has nothing of it and that is what makes the audience jump off the seat.

This movie is a cult one. A golden scale for the future sci-fi movie-makers.

interstellar blackhole

Black hole Gargantua shown in Interstellar movie

People love stories and what movies do? Materialization. On-screen materialization of the stories. That is what this man Christopher Nolan has done. He has achieved this by hard work, the hard work that  can be witnessed throughout every frame of this movie. The hard work of the Interstellar team can be witnessed in the scene of the movie actually created on a life-size set of tesserect as shown in the image here:

The mammoth tesserect scene filmed in Interstellar movie

The mammoth tesserect scene filmed in Interstellar movie

The movie has doubtlessly extraordinary VFX and music by none other than Hans Zimmer. One important thing about this movie is lack of any heavy weight science terms. No out of the box crazy science theories. Pure physics (nearly pure,he he!). Well, any film of Nolan encompasses amazing dialogues and so this one too, let’s have a look at some of the most meaningful metaphoric dialogues from the movie:

“It’s like we’ve forgotten who we are, Donald. Explorers, pioneers.. not caretakers!”

“We’ll find a way professor, we always have..” ~ “Driven by the unshakable faith that the Earth is ours”

“When you become a parent, one thing becomes really clear and that is that you want to make sure your children feel safe.”

"Time will run different for us?"

“Time will run different for us?”

“I’m drawn across the universe to someone I haven’t seen in a decade who I know is probably dead. Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends the dimensions of time and space. May be we should trust that even if we can’t understand it yet!”

“Pray you never learn just how good it can be to see another face.”

“A machine doesn’t improvise well because you can’t program a fear of death.Our survival instinct is our single greatest source of inspiration.”

“Newton’s third law.The only way humans have ever figured out of getting somewhere is to leave something behind.”

“No parent should have to watch their own child die.”

Have your headphones ready for this thrilling soundtrack by Zimmer:

This is not a movie. It is a depiction of human spirit. Spirit that never fades away. The spirit which has led us humans to this pinnacle. May such of this spirit keeps Christopher Nolan blessed and motivated.


Christopher Nolan is father of four children, how does he find time to make such a masterpiece? <wink>


About Bhagyesh Pathak

Traveller, Reader, Rationalist, Biotechnologist, Science communicator. An avid learner of new things. Enjoys reading books, blogging, gazing at sky, working on hobby electronics projects, practicing Guitar chords and watching movies. An advocate of skill-development for everyone and immediate-renaissance in the field of education. Supporter of Mars Colonization by humans (Our Next Giant Leap)
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