This week, Andy celebrates Interstellar’s one-year anniversary with a discussion of evil, good, and love. He also speculates on how Siri could’ve ruined the moon landing and shares the real-life event that shaped his deep connection with the film. Happy belated birthday, Interstellar!
I’m not a superhero guy. I skip the Avengers movies, and I don’t read comics. There’s no pristine Mego Superman sitting on my shelf. That said, I’ve never found any of that “weird”; there’s a lot of unfair stereotypes about comic/fantasy/science fiction fans. In truth, I’ve always envied their passion.
Well, today, I put that envy to rest. My unfathomably deep connection to Interstellar has driven me to do something I’ve never done as an adult: purchase action figures.
That’s right! Cooper and Brand are in my living room!
The Cover of the Week comes from Tom Grosset, the “world’s fastest drummer.” It’s a badass drum remix of “Mountains” and “S.T.A.Y.” I really appreciate the delicacy with which he treats the material. Nothing is forced.
The Art of the Week comes from DeviantArt/Tumblr artist indigoburst. It’s a digital airbrushing of Murph in the cornfields.
Watching Interstellar, two things become apparent: Cooper is a badass, and so is his jacket.
Interestingly, we were almost robbed of Cooper’s iconic threads. In the screenplay stage, the Nolans intended for Cooper to wear a leather bomber jacket (driving home his past as a pilot). But before production began, Nolan’s costume director thought better of it. As a farmer of harsh earth, Cooper would wear something practical. A Carhartt work jacket—along with a t-shirt and durable jeans—fit the bill.
Cooper’s jacket is brilliant product placement. It’s not just a can of Pepsi sitting in the foreground; it functions in the story, leaving a stronger impression than a logo close-up. This jacket is so sturdy, it’s running strong after a semi-apocalypse. Clearly it could survive the meager hardships of my day-to-day life. Thus began my search for Cooper’s jacket. (more…)
Congratulations to sevgonlernassau for winning the Interstellar Microsoft Paint Challenge! The mandate for this contest was to draw a scene from Interstellar using the most rudimentary design program available (64-color-palette maximum).
Sevgonlernassau’s piece, “23 Years Later,” depicts Brand’s sorrowful reaction to Romilly upon her return from Miller’s planet. Considering the restrictions, I think it’s pretty impressive.
Thanks for playing, all!
The Cover of the Week comes from YouTube artist Noud van Harskamp. It’s a solo piano rendition of the end credits suite from Interstellar. I love the handling of the organ motif.
The Art of the Week comes from DeviantArt artist FellowT. It’s a mixed-media depiction of Cooper inside the tesseract.