Christopher Nolan’s upcoming feature Interstellar is going to be the topic of discussion today! (A personal favourite) I suppose film comes under the digital media realm. However, Mr Nolan only films on celluloid, through that logic, does Interstellar come under the digital realm? Of course it does. Why? Simply because it involves digital technology, example? CGI!
Mr Nolan is a personal idol, he has revolutionized the superhero genre, however he is often considered to be the best and the worst thing for the superhero genre as every film tries to adopt a darker tone in order to portray some sort of realism! Man of Steel and Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier are two such examples.
The digital revolution that recently occurred in the film industry has made traditional directors feel forced to be a part of this change. Quentin Tarantino explicitly stated that he would stop making films if celluloid became extinct. Furthermore, Christopher Nolan stated that he couldn’t see himself making films if he had to shift to digital cameras.
Anyways, back to Interstellar, the prescreening is recently going on, in fact, the pre-pre-screening as the official pre-screening is between the 4th and the 7th, which is literally next week! My tickets are already booked for the 6th. The pre-screening is only being shown in 250 screens across North America and primary in film formats, thus the official REAL IMAX 70MM!!!
No one knows much about the story as it has been kept a secret, people are still speculating who Matt Damon is in the film. The early reactions have been pretty great so far for the film, giving it the top rating in IMDB! That’s gotta count for something. One critic explicitly stated “Take that, Gravity!” Well, I suppose he’s right!
It’s crazy how Mr Nolan took this film from the great Spielberg, did he back down? Was he forced out? That part still remains a mystery? If you don’t know the backstory, here it is. Basically, Interstellar had been in pre-production since 2005 where Jonathan Nolan (Christopher’s brother) was writing the screenplay for Spielberg to direct. However, he kept bouncing ideas of with his brother and soon Christopher Nolan got invested into it and took over the project. That’s all we know…so far!
Anyways, this is part 1 of my blogger’s choice! I will post a review this time next week! So expect 2 blog posts next week!
Sahil Lulla 🙂