Real scientists do statistics at Oppenheimer

MOVIE NEWS – Director Christopher Nolan is known by the profession and the audience for his almost embarrassing precision, and he does not disappoint in his latest film either.


It was already revealed that there are hardly any digital tricks in the production about the father of the atomic bomb called Oppenheimer, the visuals are original, except for the atomic explosion, of course. Nolan and the main character Cillian Murphy revealed in their latest interview with Entertainment Weekly that in addition to the huge star parade, the extras are also famous people in the film, although they are less known to the general public. The director was not satisfied with working with well-prepared actors, he wanted everyone who came in front of the camera to feel what the story was about.

“We shot in the real Los Alamos (the center and experimental site of American nuclear research – the ed.) and we asked a lot of scientists as extras,” explains Nolan. – We expected spontaneous reactions from them, and to our great joy we were able to record very competent impromptu speeches. In other films, if you have a team of extras talk spontaneously, it usually comes down to what they will have for lunch, but our physicists talked about the complicated geopolitical implications of the appearance of nuclear weapons, and they really knew a lot about the subject. It was a very important lesson for us: if we want to take ourselves seriously in a film like this, we have to be faithful to history in every way.”

The more than three-hour film features stars such asRobert Downey Jr., Matt Damon,Emily Blunt, Rami Malek, Florence Pugh , Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett and Kenneth Branagh. but it will compete with films dealing with less serious topics.

(Oppenheimer – domestic premiere: July 20, 2023)

Source: UIP

Spread the love
Avatar photo
theGeek is here sincs 2019.

No comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

theGeek TV