Christopher Nolan Talks INTERSTELLAR Influences
Ever secretive, the Dark Knight trilogy director doesn't actually reveal any plot details for his next sci-fi flick but when asked about it by EW in an article on Stanley Kubrick, he does reveal that the legendary director is an influence..
So far all we know about Christopher Nolan's upcoming Interstellar is that it will star Matthew McConaughey and involve wormholes and alternate dimensions, and although EW ask the director about the project in their excellent article on the lasting influence Stanley Kubrick, it looks like it's gonna stay that way for a while longer! But, Nolan does name a few sci-fi movies that he may well be looking to for inspiration. "I think anytime you look at science fiction in movies, there are key touchstones. Metropolis. Blade Runner. 2001," Nolan continues. "Whenever you’re talking about getting off the planet, 2001 is somewhat unavoidable. But there is only one 2001. So you don’t want to get too near to that." Nolan goes on to talk about his love of Kubrick - and 2001 in particular - going so far as to say that some of the late director's imagery makes him "embarrassed" with his own work.
"You look at the [bone-throw] cut in 2001, this vast jump forward — the confidence that takes to do that is actually enormous. Would I love to do things like that in my own work? Yes. But I don’t think I have the confidence to do that. Which is why there is only one Stanley Kubrick. I do believe he is inimitable. But you can be inspired. You can be inspired to aspire to be that confident."
Sounds like Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece will definitely be on Nolan's mind when he goes to shoot Interstellar, and if you're going to take inspiration, take it from the best! Be sure to click the link below to check out the full article, in which Nolan describes seeing not only 2001: A Space Odyssey but Star Wars for the first time.
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