Interstellar is a movie I've been pretty excited about for some time now. I'm a fan of Christopher Nolan's work, and this movie looks to be no less entertaining than his previous works. His movies are imaginative, creative, and grand in scale. He always seem to hit after some ideas that other writer/directors in modern cinema just don't. And he's not afraid to be a little crazy. Have you ever seen Memento? That movie still confuses me. He catches some flack from some on the Internet because they believe his movies always have these obvious or gaping plot holes in them, or that some of the characters lack emotional depth, but overall his films make up those problems in their creativity and imagination as far as I'm concerned. But, these are the things that the Internet does: It moves people to over-analyze and hyper-criticize things rather than just enjoy them for what they are. And, as the old saying goes, "Those who can't do, end up on the Internet criticizing it." I just made that up. Nobody says that. But it's sort of true, you know?
I'm amazed by space in general. The universe and all that we know and do not know of it capture my imagination with wonder and awe. And since I'll never be an astronaut, movies dealing with space and space travel have always piqued my interest. I'm a person of faith, I believe the universe and all that is in it bears the fingerprints of a designer and the vastness and grandeur of our universe leaves me speechless. Recently, someone in my Twitter feed posted a quote that I'll simply have to paraphrase here, but the sum total of that quote was that if we all took the time to look up at the stars and space more often, we would probably live differently. It's a humbling thing to consider the size and scope of the universe and then realize just how small we all are. How small the earth really is. And, few things capture one's imagination more than outer space and the immensity of the universe. Don't even get me started on the worlds that exist in our universe both near and far that have yet to be explored or even identified. Simply put: Space is awesome.
When I heard Christopher Nolan's next film would involve space and space travel, I was already interested. It utilizes, for me, what is a sort of cliché plot device in climate change (I believe that's the catalyst here) to get the journey into the outer most reaches of the cosmos into play, but whatever gets us there then so be it. It's a work of fiction so you give a little to get a little in the end. But the Hollywood Reporter, a trade publication, sat down with Interstellar director, Christopher Nolan, and the leading cast members to talk about the movie in general. And, for whatever odd reason, I found the brief, nearly 30-minute interview fascinating. If you've got the time, sit down and give it a watch. I'm always interested in listening to how creative minds thing, and Christopher Nolan is no exception.