Movie Review: Oppenheimer
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, this is one of the much talked about movies of the season.
Shot in IMAX format combining with 65 mm large format film photography, this also includes some portions in black and white analogue photography, for the first time ever.
This epic thriller scripted and directed by Christopher Nolan is about the extraordinary efforts of a man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
Some portions of the film have been shot at Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University where Oppenheimer and Einstein worked together after World War II
The man is Oppenheimer, hailed as the Father of the atomic bomb whose invention of the atomic bomb opened up a race amidst world’s super powers which would cause damage and destruction. The screenplay is narrated from his viewpoint.
Ace director Christopher Nolan's films such as Interstellar (2014), Inception (2010), Dunkirk (2017), Tenet (2020), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) & The Dark Knight Rises (2012) have earned more than $5 billion at the global box office and have been awarded 11 Oscars and 36 nominations, including two Best Picture nominations.
Cast –Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Emily Blunt as his wife Kitty, Matt Demon and Robert Downey Jr., Rami Malek & Kennewth Branagh
Cinematography- Hoyte van Hoytema
Music- Ludwig Göransson
Special Effects Supervisor –Scott Fisher & Andrew Jackson
Costume Design- Ellen Mirojnick
Release by Universal Pictures