Watch: Take a Closer Look at the Science & Sound of 'Interstellar'

November 21, 2014


Though everyone will talking about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I after this weekend, there's still some life left in the discussion surrounding Interstellar. Whether it's about the quality of the film (especially when it comes to the sound mix) or an astrophysicist like Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the mysteries of the film's science, there's plenty to talk about. So how about we add some more fuel to the fire with Tyson talking about the science from the ending of the film (without spoiling the narrative side of things). And for an added bonus, there's also a SoundWorks Collection featurette looking at all the work that went into the various choices made in creating the sound effects and more, especially for IMAX. Watch!

Here's Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the science of the end of Interstellar (via Movies.com):

And here's the SoundWorks Collection featurette on the sound of Interstellar (via GeekTyrant):

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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Hearing Tyson describe science is interesting. I like listening to the sound bits better.

DAVIDPD on Nov 21, 2014


Have you watched Cosmos? Please. Tyson isn't Carl Sagan but he's the best one to explain these things living today. And if people get annoyed with Tyson picking on Interstellar then Nolan should've not base this movie on real mathematics. Its just asking for it....

Sascha Dikiciyan on Nov 21, 2014


Completely agree.

ff on Nov 21, 2014


I agree, although I rather listen to Lawrence Krauss over Tyson.

Tester on Nov 22, 2014


Tyson's Cosmos was good, but it would've been better without those cartoons that took half of the episode's runtime. Anywho, to anyone interested in Tyson/science, I highly suggest any of his speeches/debates with other scientists, there are lots of them on YT. Have fun 🙂

dawko on Nov 23, 2014


As much as I like for movies striving to get it right and minimizing plot holes, it is still ENTERTAINMENT !! If U rather be educated, watch a documentary, watch educational programs.. or just pick up a book on the matter...

Tester on Nov 22, 2014


Just saying...sometimes it isn't the movie that is dumb, it is the viewer.

Chris Groves on Nov 22, 2014

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