13 Awesome Things We Now Know About 'Interstellar'

October 24, 2014 4:55 AM

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"Interstellar" will feature the most scientifically accurate (as far as we now know) depiction of a black hole on screen.Astrophysicist Kip Thorne became a crucial element in the development of "Interstellar." "Nolan's story relied on time dilation: time passing at different rates for different characters. To make this scientifically plausible, Thorne told him, he'd need a massive black hole—in the movie it's called Gargantua—spinning at nearly the speed of light. As a filmmaker, Nolan had no idea how to make something like that look realistic. But he had an idea how to make it happen." (Wired)

In fact, Nolan wanted the film to be as scientifically accurate as possible."While Chris Nolan was rewriting his brother's script, he wanted to get a handle on the science at the heart of his story. So he started meeting with Thorne. Over the course of a couple months in early 2013, Thorne and Nolan...

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