If you thought parts of "Interstellar" were inaudible or had a sound problem – No! That was how it was meant to be, according to director Christopher Nolan.
Previously, many cinemagoers complained that at times the sound track of the sci-fi movie took over and made some dialogues inaudible. Some thought it was the system in the theater while others thought it was their own hearing at fault.
But most blamed background score director Hans Zimmer and Nolan for messing it all up.
Shooting down the accusations and defending the sound score, Nolan said in an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the unconventional approach to the sound was deliberate.
"I've always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for a mainstream blockbuster, but I feel it's the right approach for this experiential film," Nolan said.
Calling the sound mix "creative" and "adventurous" Nolan added:
"Many of the filmmakers I've admired over the years have used sound in bold and adventurous ways. I don't agree with the idea that you can only achieve clarity through dialogue. Clarity of story, clarity of emotions — I try to achieve that in a very layered way using all the different things at my disposal — picture and sound."
Nolan said that the unique sound mix was bound to catch some people "off guard" but that was supposed to be a part of the movie's experience.
"The idea is to experience the journey the character is going on. [For instance] the experience of being in the cockpit is you hear the creaking [of the spacecraft]; it's a very scary sound. We wanted to be true to the experience of space travel. We wanted to emphasize those intimate elements," Nolan explained.
The talented director also added that they had worked hard on the sound mix to get the right score.
Christopher Nolan's space odyssey has been well appreciated all over the world. "Interstellar" has raked in $321 million in global earnings and the movie has a 9 rating on IMDb.
"With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars," the synopsis of the movie reads.
Take a look at the trailer of the movie below: