Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is finally in theaters. And I loved it. I can say that and at the same time I acknowledge that it is, in some ways, a flawed film. But I think I love it even more because of those flaws. It’s brazenly emotional and goes places I didn’t quite think it would have the balls to go in that regard. It’s nice to see a director making something so hugely idiosyncratic with such a big canvas and I can’t wait to check it out again.
A big part of the film’s appeal is composer Hans Zimmer‘s score. Zimmer has been working with Nolan for years, but here they come up with something unlike anything we’ve heard from them before. It’s ethereal and driving and almost religious, it’s the opposite of Inception. I recently hopped on the phone with Zimmer to discuss the score and the marked departure it represents in his collaborations with Nolan. Hit the jump for the interview and be sure to check out Interstellar this weekend, preferably in IMAX or 70MM. For more on the film, watch these featurettes, clip, or click here for all our coverage.