Behind the Scenes: Interstellar (2014)

The somewhat tepid reaction to Christopher Nolan’s epic-length sc-fi Interstellar convinced me not to make the four hour round trip from Cincinnati that would be necessary to see the film in IMAX 70mm. Instead, I’ll settle for checking it out in 4K digital projection this afternoon. In preparation, I hunted down this gallery of behind the scenes pics.

 

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A visual breakdown of the sci-fi western Young Ones (2014)

Director: Jake Paltrow

Cinematographer: Giles Nuttgens (check out our interview with Nuttgens here)

The Plot: Told in three chronological chapters (think American lit, not Tarantino), this sci-fi western follows the saga of a farmer (Michael Shannon) and his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) struggling to survive the harsh lives of a drought-ridden dystopian future.

Technical Details: Shot on 35mm anamorphic film in South Africa. Nuttgens pull-processed the film to flatten out the contrast and desaturate the image and lit Young Ones’ first section with available sunlight to emphasize the harshness of the setting.

Where to See It: Currently on VOD Continue Reading ›