Nolan's Space Odyssey: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Interstellar

November 13, 2014 6:36 PM

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Nolan's Space Odyssey: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Interstellar

Here's the dilemma: I saw Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was twelve years old, and to say it was a formative experience is an understatement. The film fundamentally changed the way I thought about science fiction, narrative story-telling, and the nature of film itself. Not that I was cognizant of all of that at the time -- I was twelve fer chrissake -- but something in that film set the switch that eventually led to the obsessive film nerd you see before you today.

So when Christopher Nolan lards copious references to that most hallowed of space epics throughout his own epically-proportioned Interstellar -- robots that look like monoliths; resonant organ chords that echo the last few seconds of Also Sprach Zarathustra, no less than two, maybe even three, starg...

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