“Interstellar” By Chris Nolan has sparked admiration and quality criticism (New Yorker) Few other high-concept films in recent years have had this kind of echo, as if it were “2001 Space Odyssey” all over again.
TED-ed posted a number of blog posts and visuals about the science in the film.
I love “Fitzcarraldo” (by Werner Herzog, with Klaus Kinsky), a story about mad vision in the Amazon forest. And yet, the making-of film “Burden Of Dreams” (by Les Blanc) completes the movie organically, not only as a Blue-Ray added value. The same I can say about “Apocalypse Now” and its making-of film “Heart Of Darkness”.
Independent films can tell their making-of story as an organic making-of doc as well. The story of a movie starts with idea, and journeys thru development, Kickstarter / Indiegogo campaigns, etcetera.
The image that comes to mind is the Trojan Gift Horse, full of power within, and only in appearance a predictable offering.
Once inside the gates, the movie-horse can open and reveal hidden content.
A forgotten station emerges from under NYC, a metaphor for the magic power of reveals. We discover what was hidden and the range of our familiar spaces and sources expands. Read more on the blog that posted the story first, the cool travelettes.
I like this French Poste ad, where reality and dream melt into one space. It’s not only about the basic difference between the material and the abstract, but also about how in the cinematic experience opposite dimensions and feelings can – convincingly and inseparably – coexist.