The film, which focuses on the historical figure of Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist who is considered the alleged father of the atomic bomb, will be released in Italian cinemas on August 23, 2023 (while it debuted in theaters in the US on July 21). . It will be the longest film of any film in Nolan’s filmography, with a total running time of three hours. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the most anticipated films of the summer, of the year, and for some even history.
OppenheimerDirected by Christopher Nolanche, the long-awaited film about the historical figure of an American physicist called (considered to be the father of the atomic bomb) will be released in Italian cinemas on August 23, 2023 (while in the United States it was shown in theaters from July 21).
It’s the longest film in Nolan’s filmography, running at three hours, according to a rep. Puck News dated March 2023. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the most anticipated films of the summer, of the year, and for some even history.
Let’s start right with a wonderful duration Oppenheimera much longer film than the ones we were accustomed to by the British director to whom we owe the Dark Knight trilogy, Origin, Interstellar, Dunkirk AND the keeper, Just to name a few. Three hours depends on the fact that there is something to tell about history, as it is about Robert Oppenheimer, the protagonist of one of the most historical, disgusting, important, revolutionary and deadly inventions: the atomic bomb. So Nolan’s audience will spend quite a bit of time in theaters to enjoy the English director’s version of The Manhattan Project. For the uninitiated, the Manhattan Project is a top-secret US military program through which a very large group of American physicists and European refugee scientists developed the first prototype atomic bomb called the Gadget in the Los Alamos desert. The same group of scientists then proceeded to build the first two military devices, named “Baby” and “Fat Man”, which were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively, in August 1945.
The length of the film is not a problem, thanks also to the trend started by Dunes Denis Villeneuve
Duration Oppenheimer this certainly won’t be a problem for Nolan fans, who are now accustomed to sitting in their movie chairs for long periods of time. This habit is also related to the trend started Dunes Denis Villeneuve, a film that celebrates the trend of “runaway” films.
But without mentioning fellow directors (such as Villeneuve), it would be enough to look through Nolan’s filmography to find the films that paved the way for his new three-hour film: in 2012, Nolan chose to Rise of the dark knight final cut 164 minutes. Two years later, Interstellar arrived at 169 minutes and other historical projects of the director, such as Origin AND the keeper far exceeded the “norm”, that is, the limit (tolerance of a significant part of the public) of two hours.
Oppenheimer interviewed by Christopher Nolan at the film premiere
The trend is blockbusters lasting more than two hours.
While there has been a rule for decades to “limit” movies to two hours, more recently there seems to be a trend towards blockbusters that far exceed the canonical length instead. A recent example is a blockbuster. John Wick: Chapter 4 Directed by Chad Stahelski and starring the inevitable Keanu Reeves, it consists of 169 minutes of heroic deeds.
Earlier this year, Oscar winner Damien Chazelle decided to glue us to the big screen for 189 minutes with his Babylon. However, with stars (and beauties) of the caliber of Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie at their disposal, time has flown by for most viewers. On the contrary: they would like another hour, even. AND Avatar: Path of Water? 192 minutes. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? 161 minutes. However, the three-hour duration could, so to speak, make the “Sunday” viewer refrain. Also, it is likely that some viewers prefer to delay viewing by choosing to watch at home, in the comfort of their own home (with a remote control that can be used to pause, for toilet breaks, popcorn breaks, or even very despicable stops and then continue viewing in the following days). A remote control scepter with which to stop, perhaps looking at it piece by piece, would transform Oppenheimer in a miniseries, which Nolan would definitely not want. However, this length will also be Transformers: Rise of the Beasts AND Quick X, so maybe the public gets used to it, even on Sundays. And then, to tell the story of Oppenheimer and Co., you can’t imagine less than three hours.
Oppenheimer and Sting inspired Christopher Nolan to make the film.
Robert Oppenheimer is played by Irish actor Cillian Murphy.
Oppenheimer he takes a long time to tell the story he wants to tell well, the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer (played by Irish actor Cillian Murphy). Oppenheimer was a scientist who played a significant role in the development of one of the deadliest weapons in human history, one that was assimilated by the greatest scientist in history, namely Albert Einstein, who played a decisive role in the birth of the bomb. to a mousetrap (which the mouse does not dream of building, instead of this “atomic trap” in which people are caught – and mice too, but – we made it with our own hands …).
A weapon of mass destruction that has come back abruptly to deprive us of sleep, plunging us into horror equal to that of the Cold War.
Oppenheimer discovered a historical error in Nolan’s film.
Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh and Gary Oldman all play in an all-star cast.
An all-star cast that brought together Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Gary Oldman, Alden Ehrenheich, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh and Josh Hartnett on the same set, as well as many other famous names. As for extras, in the next paragraph you will find out who the director wanted to hire … Emily Blunt plays biologist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer, the physicist’s wife; Robert Downey Jr. – Founding Member of the US Atomic Energy Commission Lewis Strauss; then Matt Damon as General Leslie Groves Jr.; Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tetlock. “These phenomenal actors, my heroes, came every day. Every day I had to raise the bar to work with these legends. Everyone was incredibly well prepared. Each actor, regardless of the size of his role or the importance of his character in the story, each of them had a huge depth of knowledge that they could draw on,” said the director.
The excellent quality of the game owes a lot to the main character Gillian Murphy, who told an English newspaper The keeper the following: “(I prepared myself by doing) a lot of reading. I’m interested in man and what (the invention of the atomic bomb) does to man. Mechanics isn’t really my thing – I don’t have the intellectual ability to understand it – but these conflicting characters are adorable.”
Oppenheimer, Robert Downey Jr: “Cillian Murphy made great sacrifices”
Christopher Nolan Hired Real Scientists as Extras
“We were in the real Los Alamos and used a lot of real scientists as extras,” Christopher Nolan said in an interview with the publication. Entertainment Weekly. A gimmick used on set to enhance the cinematic storytelling’s credibility. “We needed a group of extras who would react and improvise, and we had frank, very erudite conversations. It was a lot of fun listening to them.” Nolan continued, “Sometimes you’re on set and you’re surrounded by a lot of extras and they’re kind of thinking about dinner. These extras thought about the geopolitical implications of nuclear weapons and knew a lot about it. It was actually an important reminder every day that we have to be focused, we have to be true to history and really know what we are doing.”
Oppenheimer, footage from Nolan’s film about the birth of the atomic bomb