Interstellar is a 2014 space adventure film directed by Christopher Nolan.

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Director Christopher Nolan said influences on Interstellar included the “key touchstones” of science fiction cinema; Metropolis (1927), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and Blade Runner (1982). Nolan said about 2001, “The movies you grow up with, the culture you absorb through the decades, become part of your expectations while watching a film. So you can’t make any film in a vacuum. We’re making a science-fiction film… You can’t pretend 2001 doesn’t exist when you’re making Interstellar.” He also said Star Wars (1977) and Alien (1979) influenced Interstellar ‘​s production design: “Those always stuck in my head as being how you need to approach science-fiction. It has to feel used — as used and as real as the world we live in.” Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Mirror influenced “elemental things in the story to do with wind and dust and water”.

Early in the process, Thorne laid down a couple of guidelines; that nothing would violate established physical laws, and that all the wild speculations would spring from science and not from the fertile mind of a screenwriter. Nolan accepted these terms as long as they did not get in the way of the making of the movie. At one point Thorne, spent two weeks trying to talk Nolan out of an idea about a character travelling faster than light before Nolan finally gave up. According to Thorne, the element which has the highest degree of artistic freedom is the clouds of ice on one of the planets they visit, which are structures that probably go beyond the material strength that ice would be able to support.

— Wikipedia on Interstellar (film)

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