Sinds Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar in de bioscoop te zien is zijn er mensen over een aantal zaken gevallen, waaronder het geluid. Sommige stukken van het dialoog worden compleet weggeblazen door de geluidseffecten en de muziek. Hij legde uit dat elk geluid in de film een bewuste keuze is:
“I’ve always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for a mainstream blockbuster, but I feel it’s the right approach for this experiential film. Many of the filmmakers I’ve admired over the years have used sound in bold and adventurous ways. I don’t agree with the idea that you can only achieve clarity through dialogue. Clarity of story, clarity of emotions — I try to achieve that in a very layered way using all the different things at my disposal — picture and sound.”
Hij ging verder:
“Usually [I visit] six or seven. I like to hear it out where people are going to see it, not just in the cocoon of the dub stage. That is something I have done for years, because everything we are doing is intended to communicate something to the audience. The theaters I have been at have been doing a terrific job in terms of presenting the film in the way I intended. Broadly speaking, there is no question when you mix a film in an unconventional way as this, you’re bound to catch some people off guard, but hopefully people can appreciate the experience for what it’s intended to be.”
Ten slotte zei Nolan:
“We made carefully considered creative decisions. There are particular moments in this film where I decided to use dialogue as a sound effect, so sometimes it’s mixed slightly underneath the other sound effects or in the other sound effects to emphasize how loud the surrounding noise is. It’s not that nobody has ever done these things before, but it’s a little unconventional for a Hollywood movie.”
In Interstellar zijn de hoofdrollen voor Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Matt Damon, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Casey Affleck en John Lithgow. Sinds 6 november 2014 te zien in de Nederlandse (IMAX) bioscopen.