Now that Interstellar is out on DVD and Blu Ray, we can expect a repeat of the arguments we had to endure when the film first came out between people who thought it was drastically over appreciated and those who though it should have won at least 12 Oscars, including some in categories that would be introduced specifically for the Christopher Nolan space romp. We’re all pretty impressed with it here, so we were all excited to see that a featurette had been released that focuses on one of the most scientifically and artistically mind slapping parts of the film.
Slashfilm has reported on the recent featurette that explores the Tesserect, which is the name Nolan gave to his interpretation of the fifth(?) dimensional plane that Matthew Mcconaughey sort of fell into. Check out the video below:
If you’re a fan of Interstellar then this won’t disappoint, and if you’re not then it will at least help you appreciate the work that went into the design and construction of the film. It’s no joke that Nolan made considerable use of models and physical sets where ever possible, using CGI to compliment the scenes instead of dominating them.
The Tesserect in particular, which was modelled first and then built using projectors and scenery, was an impressive feat and apparently as tormenting to the crew as it was to many people in the audience.
So, does anyone understand what it is yet? Just kidding, I know it’s Hell or something.
Awards! AWARDS! We all love awards! Give us more awards! AWARDS! AWAAAAARDS!
Right now that I’ve got that out of my system, here are some awards. These would be the Golden Globes ones by the way. There’s been a lot of talk about American Sniper being snubbed and Selma Director Ava DuVerny getting a best director nod, and there’ll undoubtedly be more of the same in the coming weeks. But for the moment, here’s some lists to keep you going. It’s only films, of course – you know how we operate here. courtesy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes
ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis – Annie
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Wes Andreson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay – Selma
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
“Big Eyes” from Big Eyes
“Glory” from Selma
“Mercy Is” from Noah
“Opportunity” from Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat” from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
So we’re starting to see some much anticipated traction with Selma, snagging nominations in Original Song, Best Drama and Director. Although many would have been expecting an Actor nomination for David Oyelowo. That is not to say that there aren’t some very deserving names in that particular mix. It’s good to see The Grand Budapest Hotel elbowing its way into four categories, and Big Eyes making a big showing. My favourite nomination you ask? Has to be Robert Duvall for Supporting Actor in The Judge.
Are you seeing gold?
It’s getting to that time of year when you’re going to be hearing a lot about the same ten odd movies that are doing the rounds and snatching up awards from pretty much every movie institution. With the Oscars two months away we’re at the bottom of a steep climb, but its always good to see how different people are reacting to different films in the lead-up. Most recently the AFI have announced the films that will battle it out for their Film of the Year. They have a list for television shows too, including Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones and Fargo, but we’ll be sticking to the films here. So without further ado, the list!
BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)
THE IMITATION GAME
INTO THE WOODS
Not a bad looking list as it goes. American Sniper is an interesting addition, given it hasn’t seen much award attention so far. The only real surprise nominee is Into the Woods, which hasn’t been around nearly long enough to get the same kind of attention as the other heavyweights. That, and it isn’t nearly as serious. But hey, I haven’t seen it yet, so who knows?
Is there a film you think the AFI cruelly left out this year?