High Country News: How do you make a movie about a hyperobject?

Morton_hyperobjects coverThe film ‘Don’t Look Up’ turns climate change into an allegorical comet.

McKay wanted to make a movie about the most colossal hyperobject of all — global warming. But climate change’s hyperobjectivity made it a slippery subject. Stories thrive on specificity: The best ones tend to involve recognizable characters acting in discrete locations in a relatively linear chronology. Hyperobjects, by contrast, scoff at narrative. Global warming is operating everywhere, affecting everyone, all the time. Its incorporeal vastness inherently stymies art.

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