Top 10 Interesting Facts About Interstellar Movie That Will Mesmerize You

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November 9, 2020

Interstellar Movie Facts

The most popular science fiction movie directed by Christopher Nolan, produced by  Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst, written by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan. The movie features the popular science concept such Gravity, Space-Time, Time Travel, Black Holes.

In 2067, crop blights and dust storms threaten humanity’s survival. Corn is the last viable crop. After a dust storm, strange dust patterns inexplicably appear on Murphy’s bedroom floor; she attributes the anomaly to a ghost.

Cooper eventually deduces the patterns were caused by gravity variations and that they represent geographic coordinates in binary code. Cooper follows the coordinates to a secret NASA facility headed by Professor John Brand, Cooper’s former supervisor. 

1. Eureka!

After solving the gravity equation, Murph shouts “Eureka!” This is a reference to a phrase used by the ancient Greek inventor Archimedes meaning, “I found it!” He said it after realizing that the volume of water displaced in a tub had to be equal to the volume of the submerged body part. By doing so, he was able to precisely measure the volume of irregular objects.

2. The 1st Of 2 Movies To Send Matt Demon on Another Plant!

The first of two movies in which Matt Damon has played a stranded astronaut stuck on another planet, the other being The Martian. Matt Demon played astronaut in both of the movies. In Martian he played as a first Earthian who makes living by farming on the Mars.

3. Rendezvous with Rama

The spaceship near the end of this movie resembles the spaceship in the Arthur C. Clarke novel “Rendezvous with Rama”.

4. References to Michelangelo's 'The Creation of Adam."

When Cooper is being withdrawn from the Tesseract, he reaches out to Brand to make the first handshake that we saw earlier in the film. There is a shot of Cooper with his hand outstretched which seemed to reflect the image of God in Michelangelo’s ‘The Creation of Adam’.

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5. Interstellar Timeline Infographics - by Dogan Can Gundogdu

6. Popular Books on Murph's Bookshelf

Interstellar movie featured many of the popular books in some scenes. When inside the tesseract, during the black hole sequence, one of the books on the bookshelf is James Ellroy’s “The Big Nowhere”, clearly an allusion to where Cooper is at that moment. “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by David Wroblewski. 

7. Initially, The Role of Elderly Murph Was Offered to Jessica Lange.

Christopher Nolan offered Jessica Lange the part of Elderly Murph at Matthew McConaughey’s insistence, but turned it down due to her commitment with American Horror Story.

8. The Original Script by Steven Spielberg was Different

The original script of the Steven Spielberg version of this movie depicts an almost entirely different movie. Some examples include Murph being a boy, no humans are first sent into space (probes are) and a probe leads Cooper to the hidden N.A.S.A. base, which is on a remote island in California where Brand and Cooper deep-sea dive for parts.

9. Track by Hans Zimmer

The Interstellar featured the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. It’s so powerful, that many people stated that they cried during the docking sequence. 

10. Cooper Was The Murph's ghost.

In one of the sequences Cooper says to his daughter that, “once you’re a parent, you’re the ghost of your children’s future.” In the end, it is revealed that Cooper was Murph’s ghost all along.

Interstellar Movie

Cast & Crew

Cast

  • Matthew McConaughey as Joseph Cooper
  • Anne Hathaway as Amelia Brand
  • Jessica Chastain as Murphy Cooper
  • Mackenzie Foy as young Murphy
  • Ellen Burstyn as old Murphy
  • John Lithgow as Donald
  • Michael Caine as Professor Brand
  • David Gyasi as Romilly
  • Casey Affleck as Tom Cooper
  • Timothée Chalamet as young Tom
  • Matt Damon as Mann, a NASA astronaut sent to an icy planet during the Lazarus program
  • Bill Irwin as TARS Robot (voice)
  • Josh Stewart as CASE Robot (voice)

Crew

  • Christopher Nolan – Director, producer, writer
  • Jonathan Nolan – Writer
  • Emma Thomas – Producer
  • Lynda Obst – Producer
  • Hoyte van Hoytema – Cinematographer
  • Nathan Crowley – Production designer
  • Mary Zophres – Costume designer
  • Lee Smith – Editor
  • Hans Zimmer – Music composer
  • Paul Franklin – Visual effects supervisor
  • Kip Thorne – Consultant, executive producer

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