posted at 17:50
Author: Josh Dickey
To really get Interstellar, youll have to read Kip Thornes book
LOS ANGELES, OR POSSIBLY THE FIFTH DIMENSION - If you're struggling to understand how the "Tesseract" scene in Interstellar got Matthew McConaughey from the other side of the universe to the backside of his daughter's bookcase - or if you've read anything on the Internet this week throwing shade at the film's science in general - Kip Thorne has some choice words for you. That book, The Science of Interstellar, is as key to understanding the film as seeing the film itself, Thorne said. With a foreward by the film's director, Christopher Nolan, the book came out Nov. 7 to coincide with the theatrical release. For good reason: This deep-dive of explanations of the film's science, which go far beyond the characters' offhand remarks used to explain some of its grandest ideas, would utterly ruin the film's surprises. "You have to see the film first, because the book is absolutely filled with spoilers," Thorne said. "But when you see the film, key things are expressed in just one sentence of dialogue, and you really have to work hard to catch these things. Once you've seen the film, get a sense of the overall story, and see the visual effects, what I write makes a lot of things fall together and make sense." Perhaps the film's largest narrative leap takes place at the end, when Cooper, ejected from his battered spacecraft, enters the black hole known as Gargantua. "If there is a Fifth Dimension out there, in which our universe is embedded, is a cube in that dimension. And in this movie, it is a transport object."

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