Time in Interstellar

Time takes center stage in Christopher Nolan’s 2014 sci-fi epic Interstellar. And not only because of the film’s runtime of close to three hours. The concept of time (and its relativity to different characters) is an important plot device, and it also informed the movie’s design choices and soundtrack.


This supercut by film student Mohammed Lamzadrhi brings out the many ways time is brought to the fore by the filmmakers, from the clock face design of the spaceship to Hans Zimmer’s metronomic music. In addition, the video essay’s unhurried pace (uncommon for supercuts, that mostly opt for rapid-fire editing) succeeds in conveying the emotional dimension the focus on time brings to the film.