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Christopher Nolan Breaks His Comic-Con Cherry; Unveils New Trailer For 'Interstellar'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 24, 2014 10:54 PM
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Interstellar
In the hours leading up to Paramount's big presentation in Hall H, rumblings began to circulate that the studio was planning something "historic." Considering that, on the books, it looked like a fairly boilerplate rundown of footage from some upcoming projects ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," the second "SpongeBob SquarePants" animated film, the found footage time travel movie "Project Almanac"), it didn't seem like this could possibly be true. But then, at the very end of the panel, it was: both Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan, first-time Comic Con participants, took the stage to discuss the wildly ambitious new sci-fi project "Interstellar" and show off a brand new trailer for the film. Oh, and it looks really, really good.

Christopher Nolan Talks "Bleak Future" Of Cinema & How Studios Will "Relearn" The Value Of The Theatrical Experience

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2014 12:02 PM
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The moviegoing experience—and even how we discover films to watch—has been undergoing a steady change. Studios have turned their attention to blockbusters, and so too have multiplexes, with smaller independent films or arthouse efforts often arriving on VOD first before getting a cursory, limited run. But even the presentation of movies has changed, with digital now the favored format, even at film festivals, while seeing a print on the big screen is becoming a rarer experience, usually one relegated to specialty houses. It's hard to find the right analogy for this evolution, and change in values on how we experience cinema, but Christopher Nolan puts it thusly: "The theatrical window is to the movie business what live concerts are to the music business—and no one goes to a concert to be played an MP3 on a bare stage."

Watch: 8-Minute Analysis Of Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' Digs Into The Mystery

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • June 18, 2014 11:25 AM
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Everyone has a theory about Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” from libertarians who find Plato’s Cave/Ayn Rand-like levels of reality in the film, to fan sites dedicated to dense theories, and blogs dedicated the film’s moral evolution. One prevailing theory (SPOILER) calls Cobb’s spinning top a red herring, and that we should turn our attention to Cobb’s ring. The theory goes: Cobb is dreaming when you see him wear the ring, and you know he’s awake when he isn’t wearing. Simple enough. The theory’s falsifiable and it’s simple enough to stick (it’s Cracked’s number one fan film theory).

Watch: Matthew McConaughey Goes To Outer Space In New Trailer For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 16, 2014 1:24 PM
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"The world doesn’t need any more engineers. We didn’t run out of planes and television sets… we ran out of food," David Oyelowo intones in the new trailer for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." And the answer to save humanity's fate lies up above, in the stars.

Christopher Nolan Talks Wormholes, 3D & Pushing IMAX To The Limit With 'Interstellar'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 27, 2014 10:18 AM
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We may have gotten a teaser trailer for “Interstellar” late last year, and the film’s set to come out in just over seven months, but director Christopher Nolan still refuses to give too much away about the movie. He talked with theater owners and exhibitors at a special luncheon in his honor at this year’s Cinemacon in Las Vegas. Naturally, many questions were asked about the film, and while Nolan did talk in detail about the performances of Michael Caine and Matthew McConaughey, he would otherwise only reveal tidbits about the film here and there.

20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgangers

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 13, 2014 3:10 PM
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Double and Doppelgangers feature
In a culture of cellphone-snapped selfies it’s hard to imagine a time when people might have been afraid of their own image. But Facebook walls and Instagram feeds to the contrary, for the vastly longer portion of human history, to see a perfect replica of yourself was an uncanny event, impossible even, exemplified by the belief shared by some native tribes in the early days of photography, that it could take away your soul. Or perhaps they were just being super cautious about ownership of their brand image.

Matthew McConaughey Says Nolan Loved 'Mud' & ‘Interstellar’ Wrapped Early Plus Watch 8-Bit Version of ‘Inception’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 20, 2014 10:21 AM
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Inception 8-Bit
The teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar" released last year, contained a predictably scant amount of information—a teary-eyed Matthew McConaughey and elegant title design is about all we got—and one couldn’t tell if it was secrecy or simply lack of footage that prompted that result. Thanks to McConaughey’s unstoppable acting streak and the attention paid to it though, we’ve got some new info that suggests Nolan has forged ahead with an even quicker pace than expected.

Watch: Christopher Nolan Accepts Academy Award Of Merit Dedicated To Film Lab Technicians

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Well, it doesn't get any nerdier than this. Over the weekend, the Academy's Scientific & Technical Awards were handed out—aka the Nerd Oscars—honoring the technicians behind the scenes who make movie magic happen. And on hand to help honor those folks was none other than analog advocate Christopher Nolan. Read More »

Paramount Will Make An Exception To Their All Digital Distribution Rule For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2014 3:36 PM
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There are few filmmakers around town who can pretty much get whatever they want, and until he stumbles (if that happens), Christopher Nolan is one of them. The man behind the blockbuster "The Dark Knight" trilogy and who turned an idea about dream thieves and made it into a massive hit, can basically have it his way. And so, when it comes to Paramount's recent shift to an all digital distribution strategy for their films ("Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" was their last official film to be release on an actual print), it's not a shock that Nolan will ensure that a celluloid version exists as well.

Christopher Nolan Receives Inaugural Slamdance Film Festival Founder's Award

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2014 10:36 AM
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While he's now revered as one of the most accomplished and inventive blockbuster filmmakers around, once upon a time Christopher Nolan was just another director with film canisters under his arm, hoping somebody would watch his movie. It was at the Slamdance Film Festival where he premiered his first film "Following," which gave audiences a first peel at the talent that would only get better over time. Now, the festival is giving something back to the filmmaker.

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