Convinced her brother is making a terrible mistake, Murph sets fire to Tom's corn fields, knowing that since Tom relies on his crops for survival, he'll be forced to drive out to try to extinguish the blaze.
As an adult, Murph uses the quantum data from the watch to solve the gravity equation. She is able to understand how to harness gravity, and how to control it. As a result, humanity is able to leave Earth in vast numbers. Numerous tube-like colonies now apparently exist in the solar system.
In the scene where Murph is an adult and is in the room trying to figure out the puzzle of what was communicating through the books, she gets the 'aha' moment where she realizes that it is her father somehow communicating. The 'stay' message is crucial to her figuring this out.
The Blight is a plague that has ravaged almost all the remaining food sources on Earth. By the time Interstellar occurs, the last crops of okra are dying off, leaving just corn as the only viable food source for humanity.
As members of the cast and crew discussed the making of the film, they revealed that in order to make it all happen, the corn had been planted specifically for the film.
The Corn Did Last And It Made Money
According to Nolan in the Hollywood Reporter interview, the corn turned a profit. In his words: In the end, we got a pretty good crop, and we actually made money on this.
More on that in a minute. What we know for now is that this source claims Interstellar 2 is currently in development. What's more Warner Brothers wants Christopher Nolan back to direct and are actively working to get him on board.
For Interstellar, Christopher Nolan planted 500 acres of corn just for the film because he did not want to CGI the farm in. After filming, he turned it around and sold the corn and made back profit for the budget.
The dust storms are caused by the Blight, a plague of general horror that has killed Earth's crops. The Blight is never explained; certain theories persist that the Blight is caused by Sauron.
Later, after Cooper allows himself to fall into Gargantua in order to gather the data necessary for Murphy to solve Dr. Brand's equation, he enters the Tesseract, where he realizes that unknown beings who created the wormhole are in fact humans from the distant future.
Plan A includes Michael Caine figuring out a gravity equation on Earth that would allow humans the power to travel back and forth easily across the universe, and Plan B is incubating a bunch of diverse embryos and resetting the human race on a brave new world.
Even though the plot of the movie is obviously fictional, those scenes are in fact real interview clips of actual survivors from the Dust Bowl which nearly destroyed the midwestern United States in the 1930's.
Tars the robot built the Tesseract. He did so in order to survive. At the end of the movie Tars is full "Strong Artificial Intellegence" meaning; he is at a point where his intellectual capability is a functional equalavent to a human and is also capable of recursive self-improvement.
His main interest is seeing his daughter. Murph breaks down in delight at the sight of him, and he takes her hand without any reluctance or awkwardness, even though he's the same age he was when he left and she's 99-years-old and near death.
She knew, because she knew Brand was on the mission, and in amongst the data transmitted there was some how information pertaining to the ship, or coordinates, etc, that lead her to the conclusion that Brand was with or near when he went into the black hole, and she used intellect and intuition and guess that she made ...
The ending of Interstellar seems to present a “bootstrap paradox.” In short, this is a type of time paradox in which a chicken sends an egg back in time, which egg then becomes that chicken.
It's not an infinite loop as traditionally considered in SciFi time travel stories. It is a single loop. Every action that takes place happens once, when viewed from outside of time. After the events revolving around time happen, time moves on in a simple linear fashion.
The beginning of the film introduces viewers to the primary antagonist- a blight that is killing off the world's food crops. Okra and corn are the last two vestige food crops for the human race and okra just bit the dust, with corn not too far behind.
After witnessing the explosion in his landing pod, signaling the death of Romilly and hearing that Cooper survived his attack with Brand on her way to help, Mann adjusted his plan and instead decided to maroon the crew of the Endurance on the planet in order to initiate Plan B.
There is hardly any CGI in the entire film.
But computer effects were largely avoided for Interstellar in favor of location shoots across the world, on-set camera trickery, and 60-foot projections of the cosmos on set backgrounds.
Christopher Nolan made some sweet cash from 'Interstellar'. Christopher Nolan grew 300 acres of corn for his sci-fi epic Interstellar before selling it on for a profit.
But there is a world in which films with something to say can be hugely profitable. “Interstellar” made $700 million at the box office. “Avatar” is currently the highest-grossing film of all time at $2.8 billion (and has 4 sequels in the works) while having a strong environmentalist message.
Presumably, Gargantua is in or near to the center of the galaxy for which it resides. Due to the presence of large amounts of neutron stars and IMBHs (intermediate mass black holes) it could possibly be the super-massive black hole of the home galaxy.
The portrayal of the black hole "Gargantua" in the movie Interstellar is somewhat realistic, in that they show the general morphology of these cosmic structures accurately.