See the Anatomy of a Scene with Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

December 30, 2014
Source: New York Times


If you haven't gotten a chance to see Interstellar yet, the Christopher Nolan directed film is still playing in theaters amidst all the releases that arrived on Christmas Day. But for those who have already seen the film, now you can take the time to examine a scene, complete with some narration from Nolan himself explaining the anatomy of the scene. The particular sequence highlighted is Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway landing on the water planet. What's impressive is hearing just how little visual effects are in the sequence, using lifesize ships with cameras both inside and outside, and no green screen. Watch!

Here's the Anatomy of a Scene featuring Christopher Nolan's Interstellar from New York Times:

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 has in theaters now. Go see it!

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  • Zack Snyder
    In the future when most blockbuster films are superhero films, sequels, CGI fest, people will finally appreciate the underrated gem that is Interstellar. Christopher Nolan's best film in my opinion.
    • MattPeloquin
      I need to see it again, I was extremely excited the first time I saw it, but it ended up putting me to sleep.
      I really don't think it was under rated by the "majority". I think we here on FirstShowing and other film sites are a vocal minority who are really just outspoken hooligans who are trying to exact our own inadequacies unto these poor films. // Then again...YOLO!!!~
    • Terry Craig
      In the future? This future is already here, man.
    • ragethorn
      Boy, I'd love my 2nd best movies to be Memento, Prestige, Inception and Dark Knight trilogy.
  • Why?
    I wanted to really like this film.
    • ff
      Feel the same way. Went opening weekend on IMAX screen. Too bad it was so laughable...
    Cool. These space suits get more and more interesting the more I see them.
  • Mike Zarquon
    I hope Interstellar wins Oscars for best picture and for special effects too.
  • ragethorn
    I really enjoyed Interstellar. I think I'll have to watch it again this weekend.
  • ff
    If only they spent as much time on the script as everything else...




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