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I can't remember how or why, but one day I came across the Interstellar soundtrack on Youtube. Maybe because I knew Hans Zimmer wrote the music or something, or I saw someone talking about the soundtrack, or maybe I just saw it in my suggestions and was really tempted because SPACE and Hans Zimmer. Regardless, for the past couple of months now, I've been listening to this amazing soundtrack and even added it to my Inspiration playlist.

I love the soundtrack. It is so amazingly well done, and the organ, and the dynamics, and some of those time motifs...man, it is SO. Good.

This was one of those moments where I knew I had to see the movie. I didn't know anything about the actual show except for its phenomenal soundtrack and SPAAAAAACE and honestly that kinda sold it for me --also, I knew one spoiler going into it, but that doesn't really matter toooooo much (it did take a tiny bit away from that experience, but not by much ;-; )-- but I still wanted to see it so bad.

So of course I told Valk that I wanted to see this movie sometime, and it just happens to be my luck that a few weeks ago she saw it for sale on iTunes for, like, $4, and bought it. So, the movie is on her computer, which is sweet.
Except for the fact that we were determined to watch it on our TV with our fabulous surround sound system and we had some problems hooking up the HDMI cable to Saiph but I digress.

Last night we got it set up (with the help of our local computer geek, my brother), and oh boy, I am so glad we waited.

The movie had a lot more than I was expecting. I mean, I was already hyped because of the soundtrack. But DANG.

I kid you not, this is arguably the most I've cried at a movie for a long time, and that was partially because I was finally connecting the soundtrack to a visual aspect. I got so much out of the movie because I already knew the music. Hearing it on the sound system in all of its glory, seeing the stunning visuals, making connections with the characters, especially through the musical aspect...

It was amazing.

There are so many things I love about the movie. Strong family relationships, how morally grey science itself can be, robots who actually have character and are not out to kill humanity...yeah, it was great. Honestly, TARS and CASE, the robots, were some of my favorite characters. The movie quietly focused on separation and, most importantly, time. Gravity. Lies. It is set in the future, but not glaringly so. You gather so much information from context (that I probably missed a lot because I was listening to the music, ahhhhhahahaha) but at the same time, it is open for interpretation. It is believable (for the most part). Heck, even the creation of the visuals for the wormhole and blackhole led to scientific understanding about their nature.

You could connect with every single character and understand their motives (even the jerks. I'm talking about YOU, [spoiltext]Mann[/spoiltext])

But those times...those times I knew the song by title and knew they were coming up...even those times I was anxious, I was worried, I was amazed at how much the audio with the visual mattered.
I recognized the music but was paying more attention to the action:
I was literally on sitting up on the couch, hands near my mouth, on the edge of my seat even though I had read some vague youtube comments about this moment in theaters:
It was incredible.

I am just so glad that I watched it, and I recommend it to everyone. Like just, holy cow. My words don't do it any justice. I have been thinking about it lot, and as I write this post right now I can't vocalize what I've been experiencing and recalling. I have not been so stunned by a movie in such a long time, and honestly, I can easily call this my favorite movie. No question.

Though I listen to the soundtrack on Youtube, I really, REALLY want to own a physical copy of it. And I know I say that about almost any and all movies because I'm a huge sucker for soundtracks but. Just. Listen. Even if you aren't musically inclined, try to pick out the tiny details. Do you feel the chills? Can you feel the emotion as if it is tangible? Because I did before I watched the movie, and I certainly feel more after watching it.

I'm not much of one to theme live-action shows/movies. But I couldn't pass up the opportunity to respect this movie and showing how much I care for it by themeing it right now, for an indefinite amount of time. If you click on the image in my sig, it will link to the "full" soundtrack (it doesn't have Coward for copyright reasons, and for whatever reason, it doesn't have No Time For Caution, which is one reason why I spoil tagged them above.) Well, that's all I have to say for now.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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Post on 22nd August 2016, 2:17 am by Princess

It read to me like a sci-fi version of a Frank Capra movie. But I understand why some like it. My ex was/is absolutely obsessed with that movie and says he will only watch it in a theater because that's the only venue worthy of Interstellar Laughing

On the topic of Hans Zimmer, I adore the Prince of Egypt's soundtrack. Actually, that movie in general is excellent. Definitely inspires me in terms of its art.

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Post on 22nd August 2016, 12:19 pm by TheCapsFan

Such a good movie. Christopher Nolan is my favorite director.

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Post on 22nd August 2016, 12:52 pm by Burnin' Bunnies

Some how I had no idea that Hans Zimmer did some of the Prince of Egypt soundtrack! I've always loved it! This makes Hans Zimmer the most impactful composer in my life, I think.

I'm really wanting to make another blog talking about impressive and impactful scenes/songs from my life or something.

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