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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-14-2013 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Christopher Nolan, "Interstellar" is in theaters November 2014.

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Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' trailer lifts off with NASA footage

Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong and the space shuttle Atlantis make cameos in the first teaser trailer for "Interstellar," the highly-anticipated 2014 science fiction film from director Christopher Nolan.

The two-minute clip features actor Matthew McConaughey narrating a series of scenes mostly borrowed from NASA's history.

"We count these moments... when we dared to aim higher, to break barriers — to reach for the stars," McConaughey says. "To make the unknown known."

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posted 12-14-2013 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, that's a "teaser."

Seriously, I was already excited about this movie.

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posted 12-14-2013 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a depressing teaser.

But since it doesn't say much about the movie, there's hope... that it won't be as bad as "The Dark Knight Rises" (same director, saw it Monday).

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posted 12-14-2013 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I agree Nolan's last movie wasn't his finest, I chalk that up to sequel-ism. He has lots of other outstanding movies to his credit ("Memento," "Inception," the first Batman re-boot). Nolan is one of the best, most thoughtful filmmakers working today, and am very much looking forward to this one.

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posted 12-14-2013 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This movie looks exciting. I saw that teaser this morning and am looking forward to that movie even more.

"The Dark Knight Rises" was not a bad movie by any means. I feel that people wanted it to be another "Dark Knight," but they are all different. That being said, I don't expect this movie to be another "Inception;" it will be better!

Dave Clow
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posted 12-15-2013 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At the risk of sounding a little cranky, I have to express some irritation at retrospectives talking about how "we" did this — "We count these moments... when we dared to aim higher, to break barriers — to reach for the stars..."

We didn't. Most of us, like me, were spectators at best (I was 12 in 1969) and only insofar as we were Americans being represented by other Americans were we to be credited. I suppose we all paid the bill, and of course we invested our enthusiasm, but it's too easy to march in the parade for such a nominal version of participation. And remember that for all those who were enthusiasts, millions of others were opponents, skeptics, or just indifferent.

The point is, America does things like this with a tiny fraction of its talents and energies, and it often does them despite, not because of, Americans. So waxing nostalgic for the times when we all pulled together to reach for the stars seems a waste — those times never happened. And America doesn't need unanimity for one happen now. Opportunity, Curiosity, Cassini, GRAIL... ask most Americans what those are and you'll get a blank look. Ask them how they feel about multi-billion dollar robotic explorations and many will call it a waste of taxpayer dollars. Ask them how they feel about Chinese rover tracks on the Moon and they'll remember those great days when we all dared to aim higher.

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posted 12-17-2013 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't mean to start a debate, but I believe the "we" he refers to in the trailer is "we" as in mankind, not the USA. They use NASA footage because it is public and readily accessible; I am unsure if they could have used Sputnik footage, Gagarin, or anything like that.

One of the synopsis I read said, "In the future, governments and economies across the globe have collapsed, food is scarce, NASA is no more, and the 20th Century is to blame. A mysterious rip in spacetime opens and it's up to whatever is left of NASA to explore and offer up hope for mankind."

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posted 12-17-2013 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MrSpace86:
One of the synopsis I read...
That synopsis can be traced back to a fan site with apparently no connection to the filmmakers or studios, so it may or may not be accurate.

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posted 12-18-2013 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It isn't from the official site? interstellar-movie.com

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-18-2013 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The official website is: interstellarmovie.com; the site with a dash is a fan site.

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posted 12-18-2013 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They had me fooled! Ugh. Thanks Robert

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posted 12-22-2013 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Apollo   Click Here to Email Captain Apollo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you really, really, want to know, here is the 2008 script written by Nolan's brother.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-22-2013 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 2008 script was reportedly the original screenplay when the film was under Steven Spielberg's direction. When Christopher Nolan took over in early 2013, he rewrote the screenplay, incorporating some of the ideas from his brother's script.

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