First TV Spot for Nolan's 'Interstellar' Dreams Big with Dylan Thomas

August 26, 2014
Source: YouTube

Interstellar TV Spot

"Do not go gentle into that good night…" That beautiful quote you hear Michael Caine repeating in this latest TV spot and the trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey, is actually a beautiful poem by Dylan Thomas. Titled "Do not go gentle into that good night", Caine uses the lines about "rage, rage against the dying of the light" to inspire these astronauts to fight on and rage against the darkness of the universe, and to find another world for life to live on. This new spot, dubbed an "IMAX TV Spot", is just a rehash of the magnificent third trailer with no new footage at all. Which is good because we don't need to see any more footage any more, let's all walk in from this point and enjoy the experience.

Here's the new IMAX TV spot for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, from Warner Bros UK's YouTube:

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.

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Reader Feedback - 17 Comments


Cna't wait for this film. It's the first "sciency" SF movie in a long time that my mom wants to see with me.

VAharleywitch on Aug 26, 2014


This is going to be huge. To add to your anecdotal experience, I've noticed that family people talk about it a lot, can easily say that of all upcoming movies, this one had by far the most real life (outside of Internet) buzz. I think it's emotional content + spectacular visual + it actually has a story but it isn't all told in a trailer and it lacks stupid action that's been turning off everyone lately. I seriously expect seriously long legs and major awards notices.

fishnets on Aug 26, 2014


I'm keeping my fingers crossed...but from what I've seen in terms of the trailers, this could be epic. Good to see Nolan tackling SF again.

Scopedog on Aug 26, 2014



Gaser on Aug 26, 2014


Not watching any more trailers for this.

Brian Sleider on Aug 26, 2014


I only watched the initial teaser. I will savor this film.

DAVIDPD on Aug 26, 2014


Nolan is also using that poem as a rallying cry for proponents of film over digital, like me.

Christopher Binder on Aug 26, 2014


Really? I chuckled that you got that from Dylan Thomas' great poem about aging and the fear of death...that Nolan is misusing here as it has nothing to do with whatever his mushy and sentimental looking movie seems to be about. However, I do agree with you regarding film over digital; I just don't think it was meant in the way you perceived it. Perhaps you were being ironic?

Guest on Aug 26, 2014


No I am not. And please try not to perceive a movie as being mushy and sentimental just from what the marketing people have shown you. That's the oldest trick in the book.

Christopher Binder on Aug 26, 2014


What's the oldest trick in the book? And if you are under the assumption that Nolan is NOT in charge of how his film is being marketed I don't know what to say. The 'marketing people' you mention WORK for Nolan. And the film, from that trailer, what with the scenes with the daughter, etc., look pretty mushy and sentimental...to me...not to you? Okay. But I get a sense of the tone and feeling of the whole film from this trailer...which I'm sure is Nolan's intention and I ain't interested. You are? Okay. Okay? And you weren't being ironic? Ummmm...seems like a pretty far reach to actually believe that poem and Nolan and film vs. digital. How could you possibly come to that conclusion that Nolan was doing that with the poem? Just askin'. Try to remain calm, Christopher. I mean you no harm. Remember, I agree with you on the film vs. digital debacle...okay?

Guest on Aug 27, 2014


Because Nolan loves to talk about how film is better than digital. And with filmmakers like him pressuring the big studios to keep Eastman Kodak Co. in the business of producing movie film (the last lab in the West Coast if I'm not mistaken), it's not very hard to read between the lines of what Nolan's double meaning is in using that poem.

Christopher Binder on Aug 27, 2014


Okay. As I've stated, I do agree with him about film rather than digital and am glad he is doing some pressuring. He has the power and using it well in this case. Still, reading between the lines as you put it is a strange endeavor; one can't really be sure unless the creator of said lines comes right out and verifies the between the lines reading. Righto? Regardless of that, I can see how you can see how the poem works in this regard...what with the dying of the light, raging against the dying of the light, etc. Sooooo, I'll move one now without saying I think Nolan misused the poem for whatever reason(s) in the context of his trailer for his new movie. Ooops...sorry...went ahead and said it anyway, didn't I? Just having some fun, Christopher. Hope you enjoy his new film...I don't think that I shall...lol...and that's okay...righto? Peace...

Guest on Aug 27, 2014


I called this from the start as my generations 2001 space odyssey but the more I watch the trailers (my fault) I feel like I know what to expect... really don't we see him go away and then cuts of his family much older, so we can assume he hits a wormhole and they age but he doesn't? I mean I'm so unsure, but I pray there are some good surprises left, I trust Nolan so I'm not upset. I just want to tear a little, this looks like it can do it.

Matthew on Aug 26, 2014


Yeah I think you are right. It looks like the basic plot will be something like they need to explore a new home world, Kip Thorne must pilot leaving his family, they use a wormhole to travel the distance, time is folded upon itself, so a few hours for the spacemen turns into 20+ years for Earth. The big question is whether Thorne returns home to see how everything has changed.

DAVIDPD on Aug 26, 2014


This will be good, but just how good? It seems most of Nolan's films just keep upping the ante.

DAVIDPD on Aug 26, 2014


This might be a nolan film I like...perhaps more than the prestige.

Xerxexx on Aug 27, 2014


Fingers crossed!

Xerxexx on Aug 27, 2014

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