Christopher Nolan Compares the INTERSTELLAR Experience to the BATMAN Movies, 2001, and THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE

     October 15, 2014

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We are less than a month away from the release of Interstellar, the new Christopher Nolan sci-fi adventure led by Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine.  Entertainment Weekly has an Interstellar cover story and managed to get a few quotes from Nolan on his objective in making the movie.  Nolan contrasted his new movie with his previous work:

“This is the first film I have made where the actual experience of the film is paramount to the audience.  You would think that’s the case with Batman movies but it’s not; they’re more dependent on the reaction of characters on screen.”

Nolan instead likens the experience to 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.  Hit the jump for the full quotes, and click here for 7 new images from the film.

First, here is the full quote from above [via EW]:

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“This is the first film I have made where the actual experience of the film is paramount to the audience.  You would think that’s the case with Batman movies but it’s not; they’re more dependent on the reaction of characters on screen.  Interstellar is different.  It harkens back to the direct experience films of 2001, where you’re not just experiencing it through the characters, you are lost in it.”

Nolan also described the message of Interstellar:

“The film is about human nature, what it means to be human.  It sounds like a very grand statement, but I don’t intend it to be.  I mean it in the way, say, Treasure of the Sierra Madre is about dramatizing ideas of human nature.  When you take an audience far away from human experience as possible, you wind up focusing very tightly on human nature and how we are connected to each other.  What the film tries to do is to be very honest in that appraisal.”

I can’t wait to see this movie in IMAX when it opens November 5.  EW notes that Interstellar features more than an hour of footage shot with IMAX cameras!

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