Destiny And Love In Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar mixed its science with so much existential rumination about choice and destiny and love. In the film, a crew of astronauts travels through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. In interstellar, the final frontier is not outer space but the fifth dimension, which exists beyond the three dimensions of space and the time dimension of relativity. Yet, Interstellar is a movie where love is uttered in the same breath as explanations of theory of relativity and the formula to break space-continuum (which is found in a child’s bedroom). Throughout the movie, we see there is a force that works more powerfully than science ever could: Love. The most prominent one is love for one’s family, strong enough to draw…show more content…
Sometimes we feel that we are tapping into that force of love. Sometimes, it picks us up and forcibly pushes us toward the right decision or action. This gets reflects in the Amelia’s desire to visit Edmunds’s planet (the planet where a former astronaut named Edmund was located) instead of the planet of Dr. Mann. Next the biggest chunk comes into the picture where Amelia offers a heartfelt disclosure on the nature of love. [At 1:27:40] "Love isn't something we invented. It's observable, powerful; it has to mean something... Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space." Although a scientist, she believes that love is real and self-evident force, the strongest in the universe, transcending space, time, gravitation everything. In Interstellar, Amelia Brand regards love in much the same way that we regard gravity: It’s this complex force that influences everything; we’ve measured and observed it to the point where we have a pretty clear understanding of its effects; people devote their whole lives to observing it. And yet, we have no idea why it exists. [At 1:27:50] Cooper: Love has meaning. Yes, social utility, social bonding, child rearing… Brand: We love people who have died. Where’s the social utility in

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