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What began as an idea in the Middle East transformed into a visual story on the big screen. Oblivion took shape inside the mind of director Joe Kosinski, leaped onto the pages of a graphic novel and ended up as a science-fiction movie with Tom Cruise.
THE BIRTH OF OBLIVION
“It came at a time where I was having trouble getting my foot in the door in the commercial music video business,” said Kosinski. Out of frustration, he wrote the story of a man digging into the past, our present, to find his humanity. “I had this idea of what would it be like to be the last man on Earth, to be kind of the one looking back at the world we know,” he said. […]