'Do Not Go Gentle' - Alex & Mike Discuss 'Interstellar' with Spoilers
by Alex Billington
November 12, 2014
"Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day." So what does it all mean? Cooper, Amelia, TARS, Murph – what was Christopher Nolan trying to tell us? With Nolan's new sci-fi Interstellar now playing in theaters (here's our Sound Off) I decided to hop on a podcast with my friend Mike Eisenberg of Tall Tale Productions (known as @Eisentower30 on Twitter), a fellow Nolan nerd (his dog is even named Nolan!), to discuss the movie in-depth. We wanted to talk about all the spoilers, theories, Nolan's big ideas, the science fiction of it and compared notes on what we experienced. So here's a podcast-length recording of our Skype discussion on Interstellar, and don't forget this has spoilers! Enjoy.
To listen to the audio in full (length: 1:31:03) please download the .mp3 or listen via the player below. This podcast is only for those who have already seen the movie, as we discuss the story in-depth with spoilers.
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"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." Thank you for listening to our podcast. Follow Mike on Twitter as @Eisentower30, and Alex as @firstshowing, plus we must give a shout out to the stellar Nolan Fans.
If you have thoughts of your own, leave them in the comments below or our Sound Off post here. As said best by fellow movie lovers on Twitter, Interstellar is "a film that generates discussion. Isn't that what's most important?" Yes it is. And that's why we want to continue to support it, because it makes us wonder what else is out there, and continues to inspire us with more questions than answers. I'm glad that we could record a discussion like this and delve into a number of various topics, including some of our problems with the film as well as everything we love about it. As always, there's more to discuss and we could go on and on so keep thinking and tell us some your own ideas about Nolan's Interstellar voyage. Do you agree with us?
Click below to view the infographic timeline made to help understand the entire plot of the sci-fi movie:
Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. The screenplay is by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, based on scientific theories by Caltech astrophysicist Kip Thorne and follows a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Matthew McConaughey stars in the film which Paramount Pictures releases on November 7th. For more information and to see a visualization of the stars, visit interstellarmovie.com. Or follow @Interstellar.