One of the most fruitful film collaborations of the past decade isn’t a union between an actor and a director or a screenwriting duo—it’s a filmmaker and a composer. Over the course of five films, Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer have crafted some of the most memorable movie scores in recent memory, from the unnerving The Dark Knight to the bombastic Inception, and their latest collaboration might just be their best yet. The sci-fi epic Interstellar boasts an original score that matches the ambition and scope of the film itself, with Zimmer opting for majesty over pulse, emotion over intensity. The result is a moving and memorable score that is as vital to the film’s impact as its performers or visuals.
In concert with the release of Interstellar on Blu-ray and DVD today (it’s also currently available on Digital HD), we here at Collider have been provided with an exclusive Interstellar behind-the-scenes clip to debut, which is included as part of the bonus materials for the film. This particular featurette focuses on the film’s magnificent score, with Zimmer and Nolan discussing their collaboration process, which began by agreeing not to do anything they had ever done previously. Nolan speaks to the fact that he wanted the score imbued with a sense of religiosity, which in the hands of Hans Zimmer translates into an awe-inspiring use of the church organ.
Watch the Interstellar behind-the-scenes video below. The film is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD now.