Interstellar(2014), analysis of cinematography and music

deadline for submissions: 
May 9, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
American University of Armenia

This paper looks at the tactics used in Christopher Nolan's 2014 science fiction film "Interstellar." The article focuses on how the director and composer combine visual effects, sound effects, soundtracks, and camera angles and shots to produce a seamless blend of pictures and sound that conveys the film's themes effectively. The essay explores the importance of music and sound in films and emphasizes the multidisciplinary approach to film music analysis, demonstrating how non-diegetic music can provide interpretative support to audiences by expressing mood, historical context, and emotional depth.The use of cinematography to create a sense of solitude, distance, and wonder, as well as editing transitions to merge several locations and times, are also investigated. The Interstellar soundtrack, composed by Hans Zimmer, was developed before the full screenplay was completed, and the film's narrative was crafted around it. The article dives into the history of the Interstellar soundtrack, including how the church organ and leitmotifs were used to create a consistent feel for the characters and settings.The essay shows how these varied strategies work together to create a unified cinematic experience that transports the viewer through space and time. Researchers can acquire a better grasp of how music and sound contribute to the overall impact of the film by investigating their roles in the narrative framework. Overall, this essay provides an in-depth examination of the various components that contribute to Interstellar's status as a cinematic classic, creating a world that captivates the audience and immerses them in a riveting experience of space exploration.