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Trivia: Interstellar

  • All-Star Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, John Lithgow, David Gyasi and Wes Bentley.
  • Doing It for the Art: Despite many studios pushing for digital cinematography, Christopher Nolan's preference for film stock still prevailed. Interstellar could very well be the last IMAX film projected on 70mm prints, due to the rapid conversion to digital the company has been going through.
  • Fake American: David Gyasi and David Oyelowo are British.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Romilly is Autua, as well as Lester Rey.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Barsad is CASE.
  • Playing Against Type: Matt Damon typically plays heroic characters. Here, he plays a cowardly antagonist who wants to leave Cooper and his friends to death. Examined here in this article (spoilers herein).
  • Production Posse: Several familiar faces show up again, such as Michael Caine and Hans Zimmer. One notable absentee is cinematographer Wally Pfister (who was busy with his own film Transcendence with Johnny Depp) who had shot every one of Nolan's films since Following.
  • Stock Footage: The pre-recorded interviews with the old folks, who talked about the harsh farming conditions of their time, were actually from Ken Burns' documentary The Dust Bowl.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Steven Spielberg was originally attached to direct under the first script written by Jonathan Nolan. This makes certain twists in the third act make a lot more sense.
    • The original version had more humor, and featured the NSA (not NASA, the NSA) forcing the space mission. In addition, the time travel at the end was to be much, much more complex. There was also a a bunch things changed from the original script, such as:
      • Murph was supposed to be a boy.
      • We would've seen a young Dr. Brandt finding the wormhole in the film's original cold open.
      • Chinese astronauts as antagonists. They reach the planets before Cooper and his team does.
      • Amelia and Cooper falling in love.
      • The original script suggested that TARS and CASE were more humanoid robots instead of the blocks we see in the film.
    • Bill Irwin also provided the voice for CASE in addition to TARS, but was latter replaced by Josh Stewart.


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