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Film: Interstellar
"We must reach far beyond our own lifespans we must think not as individuals but as species. We must confront the reality of interstellar travel."

"We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. Are we lost on that? Perhaps, we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us."
Cooper, teaser trailer

Interstellar, scheduled for release in November 2014, is a film directed by Christopher Nolan, written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan. It is about a group of explorers who use a newly discovered wormhole to make an interstellar voyage.

Tropes present in this film:

  • Crapsack World: A blurb on the film's official website implies that Earth has become this, with governments and economies having collapsed, humanity suffering a planetwide famine and NASA itself being shut down only to be brought back to conduct the interstellar voyage in hopes of finding new worlds to colonize before humanity dies out.
  • Genre Throwback: During an interview at CinemaCon, Nolan mentioned that the film will be in the vein of the Sci-Fi films he grew up with, like Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Manly Tears: At one point in the trailer, Cooper makes a tearful goodbye to his daughter Murphy before he leaves.
    Cooper: (tearfully) Murph, I love you. Forever.
  • Recycled Trailer Music: The second trailer uses "Evey Reborn" from V for Vendetta to amazing effect.
  • Romanticism Versus Enlightenment: The trailer presents a rather Romanticist view of space travel - "our destiny lies above us."
  • Shout-Out: The narration used in the trailer and shots make it look like Nolan is paying Homage to Terrence Malick (one of Nolan's inspirations for filmmaking).
  • Stock Footage: Used in the initial teaser, which shows things like the Wright Brothers and when Man first entered space.
  • Twenty Minutes into the Future: All that we see of the film's setting is someone driving an ordinary looking pick-up truck.
    • To elaborate, the pickup is a current generation Dodge Ram, but it's noticeably rusty and beaten up, indicating that the movie is set at least a couple years ahead of our time.
      • Confirmed in longer, theatrical trailers that the conflict is that the human race is rapidly running out of food, and thus the mission is in order to find a new world.
  • What Might Have Been: Steven Spielberg was originally attached to direct.

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